13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Transforming into Goddess Kali

The little girl was getting a makeup to transform herself into the Goddess Kali during the Angalamman Festival held every year in the town of Kaveripattinam in Tamil Nadu. What drew my attention to her were the mesmerising eyes accentuated by the dotted pattern around her eyes.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Kāverippattanam, India
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Aashit Desai