Woman painting her Tika sign on face and forehead during the ceremony of the mothers prayer hold in Varanasi at river Ganga end of October.

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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