Dussehra 2021: Women indulge in Sindoor Khela

Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:34 PM IST
  • As per the Hindu tradition, women welcome goddess Durga for next year on Vijaya Dashami. Then they play with vermilion as they put it on each other’s cheeks and forehead.
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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) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:34 PM IST

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) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:34 PM IST

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) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:34 PM IST

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) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:34 PM IST

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) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:34 PM IST

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

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Women are seen enjoying as they bid adieu to goddess Durga for this year.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Women are seen enjoying as they bid adieu to goddess Durga for this year.(HT Photos/ Varinder Chawla)

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Post the rituals, playing with sindoor is a sign of strengthening their marital bonds.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Post the rituals, playing with sindoor is a sign of strengthening their marital bonds.(AFP)

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Two women are seen indulging in sindoor khela as they smile with all their hearts.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Two women are seen indulging in sindoor khela as they smile with all their hearts.(AFP)

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With sindoor khela, the countdown for next year's Durga Puja starts.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 15, 2021 03:34 PM IST

With sindoor khela, the countdown for next year's Durga Puja starts.(AFP)

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