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The ritual beleif-Dondi

Following a popular Hindu religious belief, a mother performs such ritual by placing her child on bare road to get leaped over during the journey from river Ganges to the sacred temple of Goddess "Sitala" who ensures good health and safety for Her devotees. Such ritual is performed after fulfillment of secret wishes of the Mother.

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Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: KOLKATA, India
Camera: NIKON D300S