Festive India
  • Oct 29, 2012

    Devotees travel in an overcrowded train as they return to their homes after taking holy dips in the river Ganga, on Poornima, near Chandause, Uttar Pradesh.
    PTI Photo
  • Jul 02, 2012

    Devotees travel on roof of a train to particapte in Guru Purnima Fair in Goverdhan town near Mathura.
    PTI Photo
  • Nov 14, 2012

    Sumi tribesmen take part in a traditional game during the celebration of Ahuna festival in Dimapur.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 18, 2012

    A bull tamer is run over by a bull during Jallikattu, a bull-taming sport played as part of the harvest festival of Pongal, in Palamedu near Chennai. At least 72 competitors were hurt, 11 of them seriously in the event which was cut short after a section of spectators turned violent and clashed with police resulting in the injury to 40 more people.
    AP Photo/ Arun Sankar K.
  • Mar 03, 2012

    Worshipers from Barsana are sprayed with colored water by men from Nandgaon during Lathmar Holi at Nandagram Temple, in Nandgaon.
    AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer
  • Jun 21, 2012

    Devotees throng around the chariots as they wait to pull them during the annual festival of "Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra," at Puri, Orissa.
    AP Photo/ Biswaranjan Rout
  • Jan 14, 2012

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar flies a kite after inaugurating Patna Kite festival during Makar Shaskranti celebrations in Patna.
    PTI Photo
  • Jun 21, 2012

    Devotees participate in the annual festival of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra, in Puri, Orissa.
    AP Photo/ Biswaranjan Rout
  • Oct 24, 2012

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi aim with bow and arrow during Dussehra celebrations at Ram Lila Grounds in New Delhi
    PTI Photo by Kamal Kishore
  • Mar 07, 2012

    Priests and devotees celebrate Holi at Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan near Mathura.
    PTI Photo
  • Jun 21, 2012

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pulling the chariot of Lord Jagannath at the Rath Yatra, organised by ISKCON, in Kolkata.
    PTI Photo/ Swapan Mahapatra
  • Nov 19, 2012

    Former Railways Minister and RJD party president Lalu Prasad Yadav, second left, and his wife Rabri Devi, foreground right, with other family members offer prayers to the Sun god on the occasion of the festival of Chhat in New Delhi.
    AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi
  • Dec 06, 2012

    A satellite imagery of India on Diwali night released by NASA.
    PTI Photo
  • Dec 25, 2012

    Devotees dressed as Santa Claus offer prayers at the Sangam in Allahabad on the occasion of Christmas.
    PTI Photo
  • Apr 13, 2012

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi (C) beats a drum during traditional Assamese Bihu festival celebrations, in Guwahati.
    PTI Photo
  • Dec 18, 2012

    Juna Akhada Naga Sadhus flaunt their hair during a religious procession ahead of the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.
    PTI Photo
  • Dec 08, 2012

    A kite in the shape of 'Garuda' during the Delhi International Kite Festival 2012 organised by Delhi Tourism, on the lawns of the India Gate in New Delhi.
    PTI Photo/ Kamal Singh
  • Jan 08, 2012

    Jagmal Singh, from India's Rajasthan, right, displays his 14 feet (4.26 meters) long moustache in the sidelines of the annual camel festival in Bikaner. The western Indian state Rajasthan is famous for its fabulous splash of colours, medieval forts, ancient temples and camel safaris.
    AP Photo/Dinesh Gupta
  • Mar 23, 2012

    People take part in a procession to celebrate the New Year festival 'Gudi Padwa' in Mumbai.
    PTI Photo/ Santosh Hirlekar
  • Jun 04, 2012

    A devotee walks during a Jalyatra procession which marks the beginning of the 135th annual Rath Yatra celebrations in Ahmedabad.
    AP Photo/ Ajit Solanki
  • Nov 28, 2012

    Devotees take holy dip in River Ganga at Har ki Paudi on the occasion of Kartik Purnima festival in Haridwar.
    PTI Photo
  • Sep 29, 2012

    Devotees crowd around an idol of Lord Ganesh being carried for immersion in the sea on the final day of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.
    AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade
  • Feb 20, 2012

    Devotees offering prayers to Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival at a temple in Allahabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 11, 2012

    Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal and Chief Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurate the 22nd International Kite festival in Ahmedabad.
    PTI Photo
  • Nov 19, 2012

    RJD party leader Rabri Devi offers prayers to the Sun god on the occasion of the festival of Chhat in New Delhi.
    AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi
  • Nov 14, 2012

    Fireworks over Golden Temple on the occasion of Diwali Festival in Amritsar on Tuesday night.
    PTI Photo/ Deepak Sharma
  • Jan 02, 2012

    An elderly Buddhist devotee looks at a giant screen on a street, which shows the Kalachakra ritual dance live, during the Kalachakra Buddhist festival, in the town of Bodh Gaya.
    AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri
  • Apr 16, 2012

    A South Korean worker hangs lanterns to prepare for the celebration of the upcoming birthday of Buddha on May 28 at the Chogye temple in Seoul, South Korea.
    AP Photo/ Ahn Young-joon
  • May 23, 2012

    Union Minister Salman Khurshid and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot carrying a 'chadar', sent by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, to offer at the shrine of Sufi Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during his 800th Urs in Ajmer.
    PTI Photo
  • Apr 22, 2012

    Kaalapoottu, a kind of ox race, being conducted at an agricultural field of Pantheerankave in Kozhikode.
    PTI Photo
  • Jan 30, 2012

    A Sadhu, takes a dip at Sangam, confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during the annual traditional fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus bathe at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela.
    AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Aug 10, 2012

    Devotees form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi handi," as part of celebrations to mark Janmashtami in Mumbai.
    AP Photo/ Rafiq Maqbool
  • Nov 14, 2012

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and state Congress chief Virbhadra Singh exchange greetings on the occasion of Diwali in Shimla on Tuesday.
    PTI Photo
  • Dec 04, 2012

    A man dressed as Lord Shiva on the streets of Pushkar as thousands of devotees thronged the Bhrama Temple during the Pushkar Camel Fair held during the Kartik Purnima Festival at Pushkar, Rajasthan.
    Photo/ T. Narayan
  • Nov 15, 2012

    People travel by a crowded train on the occasion of Bhai Dooj festival in Chandausi, Uttar Pradesh
    PTI Photo
  • Oct 24, 2012

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi during the Dussehra celebrations at Ramleela Maidan in New Delhi.
    Jitender Gupta/ Outlook