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Bhandara Festival 2019: Pictures From Turmeric Festival in India

India | Associated Press | June 5, 2019, 12:15 pm
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 When the new moon coincides with a Monday, the small Indian town of Jejuri in western Maharashtra state sparkles with gold. (Image: AP)

When the new moon coincides with a Monday, the small Indian town of Jejuri in western Maharashtra state sparkles with gold. (Image: AP)

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 During the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, devotees worship Lord Khandoba and celebrate his victory over the demons Mani and Malla. (Image: AP)

During the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, devotees worship Lord Khandoba and celebrate his victory over the demons Mani and Malla. (Image: AP)

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 There are more than 600 Khandoba temples across the states of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and northern and central Karnataka. However, as many as 600,000 devotees come especially to Jejuri to cover the town — and each other — in golden swirls of turmeric, a mild, earthy spice that in its powdered form is a vital component of Indian cuisine. (Image: AP)

There are more than 600 Khandoba temples across the states of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and northern and central Karnataka. However, as many as 600,000 devotees come especially to Jejuri to cover the town — and each other — in golden swirls of turmeric, a mild, earthy spice that in its powdered form is a vital component of Indian cuisine. (Image: AP)

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 A devotee applies the spice turmeric during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

A devotee applies the spice turmeric during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

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 There are several explanations for the choice of this spice to celebrate Khandoba. (Image: AP)

There are several explanations for the choice of this spice to celebrate Khandoba. (Image: AP)

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 The most common is the belief that Khandoba is a descendant of the sun god Surya and is often depicted with four arms holding bowls of turmeric that symbolize sunlight. (Image: AP)

The most common is the belief that Khandoba is a descendant of the sun god Surya and is often depicted with four arms holding bowls of turmeric that symbolize sunlight. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees smeared in turmeric join a procession during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

Devotees smeared in turmeric join a procession during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees cover themselves in the spice turmeric during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

Devotees cover themselves in the spice turmeric during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

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 A devotee covered in the spice turmeric goes into a trance during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

A devotee covered in the spice turmeric goes into a trance during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

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 A devotee covered in turmeric goes into a trance during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

A devotee covered in turmeric goes into a trance during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees perform rituals during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

Devotees perform rituals during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees throw turmeric on a horse as an offering during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

Devotees throw turmeric on a horse as an offering during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees hold a plate with turmeric as they offer prayers during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

Devotees hold a plate with turmeric as they offer prayers during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

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 A devotee throws the spice turmeric as an offering to the deity during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

A devotee throws the spice turmeric as an offering to the deity during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

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 A devotee's shirt has handprints of the spice turmeric during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

A devotee's shirt has handprints of the spice turmeric during the celebration of the Bhandara Festival, or the Festival of Turmeric, at the Jejuri temple in Pune. (Image: AP)

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