Hindu devotees in Nepal offer prayers by rolling on the ground after performing a bathing ritual on the final day of the Swasthani Festival near the Hanumante River at Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu
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A Hindu devotee prays while taking a dip at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, during the Makar Sankranti festival, which also marks the beginning of the 45-days Magh Mela in Allahabad, India.
Devotees build a pyramid in an attempt to break the “Dahi handi,” an earthen pot filled with curd, an integral part of celebrations to mark Janmashtami, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday. Janmashtami is the festival that marks the birth of Hindu god Krishna
Masked devotees rest along the street while participating in a parade commemorating the Neku Jatra-Mataya festival, the festival of lights, in Lalitpur, Nepal, on Friday. Devotees celebrate the Buddhist festival that marks the victory of Sakyamuni Buddha over Mara, by praying for the souls of departed family members and holding parades throughout the city.
Traditional temple bell players run during a procession ahead of an event that marks the end of the nine-day Chariot Festival of Lord Jagannath in Puri, Orissa, India. Read more