20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Ritual

The picture was taken during chark /gajon festival.Charak /gajon is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly in West Bengal,India. It is associated with such deities as Shiva, Neel and Dharmaraj. Gajan is actually linked to those persons who are related to agricultural community, directly or indirectly.

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Date Taken: 04.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Murshidabad, India
Copyright: © RUMELA DE