Zar Zari Zar Baksh Dargah, ritual of thanksgiving for child, child sitting in the balance

Dublin Core

Title

Zar Zari Zar Baksh Dargah, ritual of thanksgiving for child, child sitting in the balance

Subject

Religions-Islam; Religions-Ritual; Religions-Sites; People-Children

Description

This child in her finest dress and blud scarf sits patiently in the metal crate of the balance as she is weighed against the bags of sweetbreads to be distributed to the community. Following a custom widely practiced in all religious communities in South Asia, the girl, as the primary participant in the ritual, wears a garland of fresh flowers.

Date

2003-01
2003-01

Contributor

Benton, Cathy
Lake Forest College

Rights

Copyright: April 2003 Cathy Benton. Images and content on this site are available for educational and research purposes, provided due recognition is given to the author. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond fair use requires the written permission of the photographer.

Relation

cbind0042; cbind0043; cbind0044; cbind0046; cbind0047; cbind0048; cbind0049; cbind0050

Format

Image/jpg

Type

Still image

Identifier

cbind0045

Coverage

India
Maharashtra (state), Khuldabad [not taken from Getty Thesaurus]

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Physical Dimensions

1280 w x 960 h

Files

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Citation

“Zar Zari Zar Baksh Dargah, ritual of thanksgiving for child, child sitting in the balance,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/3734.