Goddess Durga is Worshipped as a Small Girl

Category: Travel Portraits

 

Photo and caption by Irene Herrera

Every year in the city of Kolkata, thousands gather to pray and worship the Hindu Goddess Durga. On the third day, Durga is worshipped in the form of a human body. During this ritual, called Kumari, it is said the Goddess energy descends and incarnates through this small girl. She is then worshipped in the same manner as Durga.

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

 

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