221D1A 2E479B 613D23 797471 BD9B78 D2B800 E84442 F0D5B7

Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Sindur-khela

Posted by
Sugata (Lake Forest, United States) on 11 October 2016 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

I interrupt the photo series of my California trip to post a couple of photos of Durga Puja, the biggest festival of Bengali Hindus. This is the time of the year when I miss my hometown the most. This year, we spent Durga Puja at St. Louis, Missouri.

This is my wife Poulami after completing the ritual of Sindur-khela (literally, vermilion-play) that takes place at the end of Durga Puja.

RICOH , LTD. PENTAX K-1 1/30 second F/5.0 ISO 400 45 mm (35mm equiv.)

Thanks a lot to everyone who commented on my photos, or even stopped by for a visit. The comments have been pouring in pretty fast and I'm finding it increasingly difficult to reply to each individually. I'd rather spend that time in viewing others' photos and commenting there. But I do read each comment individually, and if you ask me something specific, I'll answer that.

RICOH , LTD. PENTAX K-1
1/30 second
F/5.0
ISO 400
45 mm (35mm equiv.)