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The devotees are seeking blessings from goddess shitala at Kolkata, India

On the Eve of shitala puja, devotees are sitting on the road & keep the pot with fire on their head and hands for seek blessings from goddess shitala. This is a Hindu ritual. Devotees are maintain this tradition since long years. I have captured this image at Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

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Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 05.2015
Photo Location: Kolkata, India
Copyright: © Joydeep Mukherjee