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Sindoor Khela 2022: Sindoor khela is believed to be a tradition as old as Durga Puja. What started as a

Updated on Oct 05, 2022 03:00 PM IST 7 Photos

Sindoor Khela 2022: Durga Puja comes to an end for this year. The festival started with Mahalaya on September 26 and ended with Vijaya Dashami on October 5. Sindoor khela is one of the main attractions of Durga Puja when married women smear vermillion on the faces of each other.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

Sindoor khela is believed to be a tradition as old as Durga Puja. What started as a ritual in zamindari families during their home Durga Pujas, became a practice worldwide.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

On the day of Vijaya Dashami, married women bid farewell to Durga Maa for this year and smear the face of the idol with vermillion. Then they play with vermillion by smearing the faces of other married women.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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Bengali women played sindoor khela in Thane, Mumbai on Wednesday as they bid farewell to Durga Maa for this year. Even though many campaigns have stated to make sindoor khela open and more inclusive to all genders, it primarily remains a practice among married women.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

Debi boron is a practice on Vijaya Dashami when Durga Maa is welcomed for next year by putting sweets on the lips of the idol. Then the idols are taken for immersion.(Sant Arora, Hindustan Times)

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