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Silver Rupee Necklace from Himachal Pradesh, India. | From 1920s colonial India. Intricately cut by a Himachali silversmith, it was worn as a charm for wealth and fortune. Each genuine British Indian Silver Rupee bears the image of King George V as Emperor and dates from around 1919. The coins were removable in case the wearer found herself in need of cash!

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May the divine blessings of Goddess Durga fill your life with peace & success! Wishing you a Happy Durga Puja!

Indians in traditional dress take part in Garba, a traditional dance on the first evening of the nine night festival 'Navratri' in Ahmadabad, India

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Hindu devotees offer prayers at the Kali Temple during the Navratri festival in Jammu, India. Navratri, or the festival of nine nights, is dedicated to the worship of various goddesses

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A model temple car or ratha. In wood (painted and unpainted), textile and metal. Adorned with Vishnu images painted on flat panels and many model attendant figures carved in the round. The whole is drawn by horses and attended by a small Garuda figure. T