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Krishnakali

A devoted kid, with her face painted as a part of enacting folklores during a Hindu festival of Gajan or Charak, with the belief to appease Lord Shiva. The festival is celebrated mainly in the last two days of the month of Chaitra (around mid April) in rural Bengal. It is associated with devotees painting their bodies, playing with fire, undergoing body piercings etc. to signify a form of penance.

TAGS: Festival, India, Portrait

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2016
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Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 6:17 a.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D7000
Focal Length: 40mm
Shutter Speed: 1/25
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO500
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PHOTO LOCATION Burdwan, West Bengal, India, India