20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Tradition and Faith

Women performing Chhat ritual in the ghats of Varanasi the spiritual city of India. In this ritual people make God idols with mud on the riverbanks, decorate them with flowers and then lit incense sticks to perform Chhat rituals. People used to fast the entire day to observe the festival of Chhat.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Varanasi, India
Camera: NIKON Z 9
Copyright: © Mrinal Sen