How does Mahapatra describe “widowed women” in the poem Dawn at Puri?

How does Mahapatra describe “widowed women” in the poem Dawn at Puri?

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    Widowed women are wearing white clothes because in Hinduism, a woman whose husband dies has to wear white clothes throughout her life. They are waiting to enter the Grand Temple where they would probably pray for their peace and for the well-being of their husbands in afterlife.

    Their eyes have hopelessness as they are caught in the trap of patriarchal society. They are considered as widowed women rather than women. In addition, they are not allowed to remarry or wear any other clothes. Their white dress shows the lack of hope in their lives. They are trapped live a bird.

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