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Today is asthami, the 8th day of Navratra festival in India. Food, music, dance and food again :) thts how festivals are in India.
My mom was appying alta (a red dye) on her feet while I took this picture. Alta has special pride in Bengali marriage rituals – along with sindoor (the red vermilion powder applied in a dot on the forehead and in the parting of the hair), it symbolized the married-status of a woman. She was wearing a gorgeous white and red saree today while she went to puja mandap.
Happy festive season all :)

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