14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
This photo was taken inside a local market in Kolkata (India) during Charak Puja or Gajan Festival. This festival is actually a festival of Lord Shiva where people believe that the festival will carry prosperity by eliminating the sorrow and sufferings of the previous year. This local market held a fair during this festival where all the local peoples and tourist travels to visit every year. This photo shows the extreme rush of the visitors during the festival.
© Ayanava Sil.
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||Nov. 30, 2016, 7:15 a.m.