Dussehra 2021: Women indulge in Sindoor Khela

As per the Hindu tradition, women welcome goddess Durga for next year on Vijaya Dashami. Then they play with vermilion

Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:34 PM IST 9 Photos
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As we near the end of Navratri and Durga Puja, the women have immersed in the festive rituals of playing sindoor. It is a traditional ritual of Hindu married women to play with vermilion to mark the last day of Durga Puja.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla)

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Women indulge in playing with vermilion with each other as they pose for the cameras.(HT Photos/ Ravi Kumar)

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Basking in the festivities, women are seen enjoying the sindoor khela in the puja pandals.(HT Photos/ Ravi Kumar)

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Married women welcome goddess Durga for the next year, as per the Hindu ritual, on the last day of Durga Puja. It is usually don with betel leaves and sweets.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla)

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Then they play with vermilion as they put sindoor on each other’s cheeks and forehead.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla)

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