Sindoor Khela ritual is famous throughout West Bengal and is believed to be dated back to time when the tradition of Durga puja started nearly 400 years ago.
Bengali married women adorn traditional dresses converge at the makeshift temples to bid farewell to the Goddess and her four children with vermilion (sindoor) and sweets
After bidding her farewell, the married women smear one another with sindoor, and greet each other with sweets, and pray for their long and happy married lives
Durga Puja is celebrated mostly by Bengalis and the nine days of this festival has a lot of traditional values and sentiments attached to it.
Durga Puja is very popular in Mumbai with many pandals celebrate this festival with great fervour and excitement and as seen in the picture, women devotees are enjoying themselves and are celebrating Sindoor Khela with great joy and excitement.
Sindoor Khela celebration was celebrated at Aparajita Mahila Welfare Association, Gokuldham in Goregaon, Mumbai. The event saw colourful farewell festival on'Bijoya Dashami’ (last day of the Durga Puja), marked with'Sindoor Khela' or, smearing of the red vermilion. All Pics/Pradeep Dhivar
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