12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
Ritual of Sitala Worship

This is a strange ritual of the worship of Mother Sitala, a powerful deity to the believers. The woman is on fast while on this worship ritual of crawling and walking through the road on wet clothes and crossing over the child enhances the child's life span.

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Date Taken: 04.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Kolkata, India, India
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Debasis Majumder