A Nepalese Hindu devotee, dressed as a deity, prepares to participate in festivities at the Shikali Temple during celebrations for the Shikali Jatra festival in the village of Khokana, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on Thursday
Thai children play in floodwaters outside a buddhist temple in Pathum thani province, north of Bangkok, on Wednesday. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported that 27 provinces in Thailand are still flooded and 31 people have died because of the flood.
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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 porter takes a nap in the shade of a tree near a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday.
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession called Shitla Mata in Ahmedabad, India. Read more
An Indian Sikh devotee takes a holy dip in the sarover (water tank) at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India on April 16 2013.