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Photos of the Day: Honoring the Lord Shiva

A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 27, 2014. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting to worship Lord Shiva, the lord of destruction. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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In India and Nepal, devoted Hindus dress up in elaborate costumes to celebrate Maha Shivrati or the Great Night of Shiva in reverence of Lord Shiva, lord of destruction.

Photo of the Day: Reflections in the Water in Nepal

A Nepalese Hindu devotee reaches to fill her pot with water as part of the month-long Swasthani festival on January 30, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Nepalese Hindu devotee reaches to fill her pot with water as part of the month-long Swasthani festival on January 30, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos of the Day: Diwali Around the World

For Diwali, the festival of lights, people honor the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, decorate their homes with flowers and diyas (earthen lamps), and celebrate the homecoming of the God Ram after he vanquished the demon king Ravana. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)
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This year, Diwali will be celebrated on November 3, 2013. Here's a look at how Hindus around the world celebrate the festival of lights.

Photos: Henna, Color, and Ceremony Mark Summer Shravan Celebrations in Nepal

A Nepalese Hindu devotee holds up offerings in honour of Lord Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction, at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu on July 22, 2013. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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Festivities commemorating Shravan, the holiest month of the Hindu calendar, are well underway in Nepal, and devotees are celebrating with vivid colors and timeless rituals.

Photo of the Day: Symmetrical Sages in India

Two venerable Hindu men almost seem to be mirror images of each other on the steps of a building in Varanasi, India on March 17, 2012. ([ changó ]/Flickr)
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Two Hindu men almost seem to be mirror images of each other on the steps of a building in Varanasi, India on March 17, 2012. ([ changó ]/Flickr)