This Diwali, celebrate the festival of lights by bringing home farm fresh flowers that will instantly brighten up your space! We are offering a wide range of toranas, garlands for your puja and specially curated diwali offerenings and flower packages that play with light and flowers to make this Diwali truly special!
Title: [Woman Performing Pooja, Bombay]
Physical Dimensions: w21.6 x h28.6 cm (sheet)
External Link: MFAH
Medium: Gelatin silver print with applied color and glitter
Credit Line: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Anne Wilkes Tucker in memory of Dr. Aubert C. “Lanny” Dykes
The woman portrayed here performs pooja (or puja), a religious ceremony of praise. The date of this photograph in early November suggests that this woman performs the ceremony for the Hindu holiday Diwali, the annual festival of light observed between mid-October and mid-November. During the pooja ritual, believers offer flowers, food, herbs, clothing, and money to the deities, especially Lakshmi, goddess of fortune and wealth. Surrounded by offerings, the woman is dressed in a traditional sari of festive red and gold, enhanced here with hand coloring and glitter to reflect light in the spirit of the holiday.