Durga Puja 2020: Women perform Sindoor Khela on Vijayadashami; See pics

India is celebrating the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami today amid the COVD-19 pandemic. This year the 5-day long festival began from October 22, 2020.  The five-day-long festivity of devotion, fun and pandal-hopping also includes many traditional rituals and practices strictly followed by Bengalis across the globe. Right from Dhak Beats Sandhi Pujo, Dhanuchi Dance to Sindoor Khela—each and every ancient ritual holds great significance. Bengali women play with red colour and the ritual is known as Sindoor Khela as part of her farewell.

Oct 26, 2020, 13:43 PM IST

India is celebrating the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami today amid the COVD-19 pandemic. This year the 5-day long festival began from October 22, 2020. 

The five-day-long festivity of devotion, fun and pandal-hopping also includes many traditional rituals and practices strictly followed by Bengalis across the globe.

Right from Dhak Beats Sandhi Pujo, Dhanuchi Dance to Sindoor Khela—each and every ancient ritual holds great significance.

Bengali women play with red colour and the ritual is known as Sindoor Khela as part of her farewell.

Sindoor means red vermillion and Khela refers to play. Married women, dressed in white saree with red border perform goddess Durga's aarti and then apply sindoor over Maa's forehead and feet.

Here's some glimpse of Sindoor Khela being performed in Mudiali Club Durga puja pandal in West Bengal this year.

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