Jaipur Women Celebrated Sindoor Khela With Enthusiasm
The traditional Bengali ‘Sindoor Khela’ ceremony was performed with enthusiasm and fervour by Shakti Women’s Organisation in the city recently. After offering sindoor to Maa Durga, the women performed the ritual of ‘Sindoor Khela’ by applying sindoor to each other and gave the message of sisterhood . Not only married women but unmarried women also participated enthusiastically in this ceremony.
In the beginning of the program, members of the Shakti Women’s Organisation, Sushmita Das explained the importance of the ceremony. After this, a formal puja was performed. Later, the women applied sindoor to each other and fed sweets. During this, the women also danced with enthusiasm. Sonakshi Vashistha, founder of the organisation shared, “It is an initiative to celebrate new cultures for the localites. The programme saw the presence of our members who are professionals from different fields. Irrespective of marital status women come together to apply vermillion on each other as a symbol of sisterhood. This idea of inclusiveness welcome all women to enjoy and celebrate the festival. Women from different cities like Jodhpur and Ajmer also attended the festivities.”
Members Anupama Agarwal, Deepa Ramchandani, Shailja Sharma, Sneh Walia, Drishti Roy, Sanjita Verma, Shammi Goyal and Neha Khutata, among others were also present on the occasion. It is noteworthy that on the last day of Durga Puja, the ritual of ‘Sindoor Khela’ is performed by the Bengali community. According to Bengali tradition, it is believed that Goddess Durga along with her four children comes to earth to celebrate Durga Puja.