women at stairs (ghats) of river Ganges during chat mata, holy day of mothers, praying for relief- holy city Varanasi, India 31. Oktober 2011 (chat mata is also called Dala chhath)

in this ceremony women gather at the river and pray for sons and good luck of her family (a woman without a son is belived to end up in hell, also a widow is believed to be cursed and can be expelled by the family).
in this ceremony women gather at the river and pray for sons and good luck of her family (a woman without a son is belived to end up in hell, also a widow is believed to be cursed and can be expelled by the family).
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