Shiva

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate the party’s winning preliminary result outside their office in Gauhati, India, Friday, May 16, 2014. India's opposition leader Narendra Modi and his party won national elections in a landslide Friday, preliminary results showed, driving the long-dominant Congress party out of power in the most commanding victory India has seen in more than a quarter century. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters hold a shivling, a symbolic representation of Hindu God Shiva, and celebrate preliminary results that showed the BJP winning by a landslide in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. India‘s opposition leader Narendra Modi and his party won national elections in a landslide Friday, preliminary results showed, driving the long-dominant Congress party out of power in the most commanding victory India has seen in more than a quarter century Read more

A Sadhu, or a Hindu holy man, sits on a table outside the temple of Hindu God Shiva as shadows of two men are cast onto a closed shutter of a shop, on  Shravan Somwar  in Allahabad, India, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Shravan Somwar or the Monday of Hindu calendar month is considered auspicious for offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction.

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A Sadhu, Hindu holy man, sits on a table outside the temple of Hindu God Shiva in Allahabad, India, to observe the Monday fast on Shravan Somwar. All Mondays (Somwar) during the Hindu month of Shravan are considered highly auspicious for fasting and offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction

A Hindu holy man smokes as he waits to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu, India, Friday, June 28, 2013. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath at 3,888 meters (12,756 feet) above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction

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A Hindu holy man smokes as he waits to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu, India, on Friday. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the remote Himalayan shrine at 3,888 meters above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Read more

Nepalese children climb a tree while they play near the Pashupatinath temple in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, June 3, 2013. The Pashupatinath Temple located on the banks of the Bagmati River is one of the most revered temples of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Nepalese children climb a tree while they play near the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday. Read more