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The Holy Vermilion

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The Holy Vermilion
68th way of wearing vermilion
Some women first apply the sandal-wood paste and then apply the vermilion

See also:
A Hindu Widow Sans Vermilion, A Woman of Havyaka Brahmin Community, The Significance of the Holy Dot, Exchange of Turmeric and Kumkum

Portraits of Indians

A Hindu Widow Sans VermilionSweet Smiles Dont Cost Anything!I have never been photographed before. <br>Do you think Ill make a good model?A Young Street Girl
Indian Woman with stick-on vermilionAn Indian Woman -- Her attire has not changed in centuriesYou are hereWidow without the Vermilion
A Traditional Man with Vermilion on ForeheadSon of the PriestI am a poor priest of a poor templeI have grown my hair (Jata) and wear this vermilion (nama) to fulfill a vow
A Religious Vegetable Vendor in Bangalore

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