Brides sit as they wait to take their wedding vows during a mass wedding ceremony at a temple in New Delhi. Eleven couples exchanged wedding vows on Monday during the mass wedding ceremony arranged by a Hindu voluntary organisation, organisers said. Read more
A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu today. Hindus mark the festival by offering special prayers and fasting.
A bride takes part in a mass marriage ceremony in Bhopal, India. Some 45 bridal pairs married during the wedding ceremony organised for underprivileged couples under Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna (Chief Minister Welfare Scheme). Some communities undertake the responsibility of arranging mass marriages for the couples who are financially unsound. Read more
Members of India’s Dongria tribe watch an animal sacrifice during the two-day Niyamraja Festival atop the Niyamgiri hills near Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district, Orissa state, India. Every year, members of this indigenous group celebrate this festival sacrificing animals and birds in worship of their deity.
Indians light candles to commemorate the first anniversary of the 2013 bomb blasts in Hyderabad.
A supporter of Narendra Modi, Gujarat’s chief minister and the prime ministerial candidate for India‘s main opposition Bharatiya Janata party, at a rally addressed by Mr Modi in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad ahead of the 2014 general elections Read more
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Fishermen row a boat in the Ganges, a river holy to Hindus, in Allahabad, India
Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray as the head priest displays a relic of Sufi saint Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani outside his shrine in Srinagar, India. Thousands thronged to the shrine during the Urs festival Read more
Health workers from different states attend a function in New Delhi, India, to celebrate three years since India was declared polio free
A supporter of Tibetans living in exile and of the Tibetan Youth Congress workers shouts pro-Tibetan slogans during a Tibetan Uprising March from Dharamsala to Delhi