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A different blessing
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A different blessing

A mother giving blessings to her child during Chhath Puja. It's a common ritual of chhath puja where the vratins (devotees who perform the rituals and fasting during the puja) cross over family members while walking. This act is known to be a form of blessings are believed to bring good health.

TAGS: Culture, Festival, India, Photography, Puja, Ritual

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Kolkata, India
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© Swaroop Singha Roy.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2013
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Filed Under: Culture and the Arts
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2014, 3:44 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 60D
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO640
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