Tag Archive: Sindoor khela

Oct 15 2013

Sindoor Khela, the celebration of patriarchy


Married Bengali Hindu women celebrated their sindoor or vermilion yesterday. They do it every year. On the last day of Durga puja, women apply sindoor on the goddess’s feet or forehead and then start applying it to all the married women around, smearing each other with it. Unmarried women or widows are not allowed to …

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