March 14, 2013 A newscast report designed to give a break to the papal coverage instead offended Hindu listeners. The complaints underscored the danger of being tempted by exoticism. The sirens here were naked Nepalese ascetics smoking weed.
Hindu devotees prayed and washed as they attended the first "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at the opening of the Kumbh Mela festival today in Allahabad, India.
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January 14, 2013 The festival, which happens every 12 years, draws pilgrims to the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers. On Monday alone, as many as 10 million were expected to bathe in the waters.
Before building the pyramid, the men and boys prayed.
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August 10, 2012 To celebrate the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna, men and boys build a human pyramid to reach a "curd pot." In Mumbai today, the scene was a chaos of color.
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