Placing some flowers on the grinder, she sprinkles holy water and then bends forward, touching her forehead to the ground in an expression of profound respect also used in encountering the gods.

  • Source: Fruzzetti, Lina M. The gift of a virgin: women, marriage, and ritual in a Bengali society. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1982.
  • Culture: Bengali
  • Location: Asia