Photo © Saumalya Ghosh
Power of Faith
Dondi is a ritual of belief, a ritual of extreme hardship. The devotees wriggle on their belly through a long distance to reach the temple shrine, and they believe, that their prayers will be heard. And all this is done during very hot summer afternoon. So the family members of the devotees pour water on the street to prevent them from getting burnt. Every year during mid of April on Sitala(Hindu Goddess) Puja, this ritual, Dondi takes place in Kalighat area of Kolkata.
Here a devotee is performing extremely strenuous Dondi ritual. Still I did not see any sign of strain on her face. That's the power of faith.
Saumalya Ghosh INDIA
I am a photographer from Kolkata, India. By profession, I'm a software engineer. Photography is my passion. My main passion lies in travel, documentary and street photography. I really love to photograph different people, places, culture and streets. However, my common aim is always the same - to capture the human element.
I believe that Gear is important but Vision and Expression are more important in photography. I started my photography back in 2012 and I'm loving this journey.
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