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Hello Dear friends,

This is my another post from Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is a small town adjacent to Ajmer. I captured this image in the last week of January, 2012. This is a shop of different items which use the woman. The shop owner was a lady and she kept this colored powder on a large dish which is called 'sindoor'.

Sindoor is traditionally applied at the beginning or completely along the parting-line of a woman’s hair or as a dot on the forehead. Sindoor is the mark of a married woman in Hinduism. Single women wear the dot in different colors but do not apply sindoor in their parting of the hairline. Widows do not wear sindoor, signifying that their husband is no longer alive.

The sindoor is first applied to the woman by her husband on the day of her wedding; this is called the Sindoor Daanam ceremony. After this, she applies it herself every day.

with best wishes to all,
swapankumarroy

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  • Copyright: SWAPAN ROY (swapankumarroy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 0 N: 844] (3769)
  • Genre: Ludzie
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-31
  • Categories: ¯ycie codzienne
  • Na¶wietlenie: f/0.6, 30 sekund
  • Wersja zdjêcia: Oryginalna wersja
  • Date Submitted: 2017-07-07 7:02
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