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Dhuno pora#2

Dhuno Pora, is a tradition that is followed during the Durga Puja in West Bengal.The vowed woman sits in front of the idol, legs folded and hands rested on the knees. Then she is draped with pieces of dripping wet cotton cloth, from head to toe. Three malshas are placed, one each on the head and the two hands atop lumps of wet mud. The malshas have a fire burning with the help of jute sticks and solid dhuno (frankincense).

TAGS: India, Ritual

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© Partha pratim Saha.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2018
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Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2018, 1:53 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D750
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f5
ISO: ISO3200
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