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Durga Puja 2021: An insight into Kolkata's Sindoor Khela celebrations

Durga Puja is one of the most awaited festivals in India. People from across the nation celebrate the nine avatars of Goddess Durga and receive her blessings. In many parts of Kolkata, Durga Puja is celebrated with full enthusiasm. On the last day of Shardiya Navratri, married Bengali Hindu women offer vermilion or sindoor to Goddess Durga and apply it on each other's face and head before the immersion of Maa Durga. This ritual is known as Sindoor Khela. Here's how women are celebrating the festival.

India TV Lifestyle Desk [ Updated: October 15, 2021 17:49 IST ]
  • Durga Puja 2021: An insight into Kolkata's Sindoor Khela celebrations
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    Durga Puja 2021: An insight into Kolkata's Sindoor Khela celebrations

  • Durga Puja celebration at Ramkrishna Mission, Barasat (Kolkata)
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    Durga Puja celebration at Ramkrishna Mission, Barasat (Kolkata)

  • Married Bengali women offer vermilion or sindoor to Goddess Durga and apply it on each other's face and head. 
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    Married Bengali women offer vermilion or sindoor to Goddess Durga and apply it on each other's face and head. 

  • The tradition of Sindoor Khela is as old as Durga Puja, almost 400 years. According to commonly held belief, if a woman plays Sindoor Khela by following the proper custom, she will never be widowed.
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    The tradition of Sindoor Khela is as old as Durga Puja, almost 400 years. According to commonly held belief, if a woman plays Sindoor Khela by following the proper custom, she will never be widowed.

  • Sindoor Khela symbolises the strength of womanhood in protecting her husband and children from the evil eye.
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    Sindoor Khela symbolises the strength of womanhood in protecting her husband and children from the evil eye.

  • The last day is a sombre occasion when Goddess Durga is bid adieu for a year.
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    The last day is a sombre occasion when Goddess Durga is bid adieu for a year.

  • Devotees carrying a Durga idol for immersion in Kolkata. The arrangements were made following Covis-19 protocols at 21 separate ghats in the city.
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    Devotees carrying a Durga idol for immersion in Kolkata. The arrangements were made following Covis-19 protocols at 21 separate ghats in the city.

  • The Durga idols immersion on Friday marked the end of the week-long Durga Puja festival in West Bengal. The last day for immersion will be on Sunday, October 17.
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    The Durga idols immersion on Friday marked the end of the week-long Durga Puja festival in West Bengal. The last day for immersion will be on Sunday, October 17.

  • Durga idol immersion at Seth Pukur, Barasat
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    Durga idol immersion at Seth Pukur, Barasat

  • Cranes were used at major ghats for immersion purposes. The facilities of lunches are there to visualise the immersion at separate ghats in the city.
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    Cranes were used at major ghats for immersion purposes. The facilities of lunches are there to visualise the immersion at separate ghats in the city.

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