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Karthik Purnima

India TV News Desk [ Updated: November 25, 2010 7:33 IST ]
  • A Hindu devotee is silhouetted as he performs rituals during Karthik Purnima in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. Karthik Purnima is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the full moon day or the fifteenth lunar day of Karthik (November December) month of the Hindu calendar. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    A Hindu devotee is silhouetted as he performs rituals during Karthik Purnima in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. Karthik Purnima is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the full moon day or the fifteenth lunar day of Karthik (November December) month of the Hindu calendar. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Hindu devotees light lamps as they perform rituals during Karthik Purnima at the River Yamuna in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. Karthik Purnima is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the full moon day or the fifteenth lunar day of Karthik (November December) month of the Hindu calendar. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Hindu devotees light lamps as they perform rituals during Karthik Purnima at the River Yamuna in Allahabad, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. Karthik Purnima is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the full moon day or the fifteenth lunar day of Karthik (November December) month of the Hindu calendar. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Hindu devotees light earthen lamps at a temple on the occasion of Karthik Purnima in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. Karthik Purnima is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the full moon day or the fifteenth lunar day of Karthik (November December) month of the Hindu calendar. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A)
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    Hindu devotees light earthen lamps at a temple on the occasion of Karthik Purnima in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. Karthik Purnima is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the full moon day or the fifteenth lunar day of Karthik (November December) month of the Hindu calendar. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A)

  • Hindu devotees perform rituals on the banks of River Yamuna during the auspicious OkarthikO month, in Allahabad, India, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Karthik is the eighth lunar month of the Hindu calendar and is considered to be one of the holiest months. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Hindu devotees perform rituals on the banks of River Yamuna during the auspicious OkarthikO month, in Allahabad, India, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Karthik is the eighth lunar month of the Hindu calendar and is considered to be one of the holiest months. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Hindu devotees pray after bathing in the River Yamuna during the auspicious karthik month, in Allahabad, India, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Karthik is the eighth lunar month of the Hindu calendar and is considered to be one of the holiest months. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Hindu devotees pray after bathing in the River Yamuna during the auspicious karthik month, in Allahabad, India, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Karthik is the eighth lunar month of the Hindu calendar and is considered to be one of the holiest months. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Hindu devotees pray after bathing in the River Yamuna during the auspicious OkarthikO month, in Allahabad, India, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Karthik is the eighth lunar month of the Hindu calendar and is considered to be one of the holiest months. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Hindu devotees pray after bathing in the River Yamuna during the auspicious OkarthikO month, in Allahabad, India, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Karthik is the eighth lunar month of the Hindu calendar and is considered to be one of the holiest months. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • An Indian boy looks for coins and other reusable material amid floating fancy boats offered as part of a ritual at a pond in Bhubaneswar, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. Hindu devotees offer boats carrying earthen lamps and coins during the auspicious Karthik Poornima or the full moon day of month Karthik. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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    An Indian boy looks for coins and other reusable material amid floating fancy boats offered as part of a ritual at a pond in Bhubaneswar, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. Hindu devotees offer boats carrying earthen lamps and coins during the auspicious Karthik Poornima or the full moon day of month Karthik. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)

  • Hindu widows offer prayers at the Lingaraj Temple to mark the end of a month long festival of Kartik Purnima, in Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Orissa state.
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    Hindu widows offer prayers at the Lingaraj Temple to mark the end of a month long festival of Kartik Purnima, in Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Orissa state.

  • Fireworks illuminate the area as the Golden Temple is illuminated in background right, Sikhism's most revered shrine, on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the religion in Amritsar, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Sanjeev Syal)
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    Fireworks illuminate the area as the Golden Temple is illuminated in background right, Sikhism's most revered shrine, on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the religion in Amritsar, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Sanjeev Syal)

  • A Sikh volunteer stands guard near the sacred pond of the Golden Temple, Sikhism's most revered shrine on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the religion in Amritsar, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Sanjeev Syal)
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    A Sikh volunteer stands guard near the sacred pond of the Golden Temple, Sikhism's most revered shrine on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the religion in Amritsar, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Sanjeev Syal)

  • Indian Sikh devotees carry a palanquin containing the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs, during a religious procession on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Guru of Sikhs, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, Nov. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Sanjeev Syal)
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    Indian Sikh devotees carry a palanquin containing the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs, during a religious procession on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Guru of Sikhs, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, Nov. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Sanjeev Syal)

  • Sikh devotees wait to pay Obeisance at the Golden Temple, Sikhism's most revered shrine on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the religion in Amritsar, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)
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    Sikh devotees wait to pay Obeisance at the Golden Temple, Sikhism's most revered shrine on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the religion in Amritsar, India, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)

  • Indian Sikh pilgrims wave out to their relatives from inside a special train to Pakistan at the railway station in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, India, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims left for Pakistan to visit and pay obeisance at various Sikh shrines ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru. (AP Photo/Sanjeev Syal)
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    Indian Sikh pilgrims wave out to their relatives from inside a special train to Pakistan at the railway station in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, India, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims left for Pakistan to visit and pay obeisance at various Sikh shrines ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru. (AP Photo/Sanjeev Syal)

  • An Indian Sikh devotee bathes in holy water in front of the illuminated Golden Temple, Sikhs' holiest shrine, on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Guru of Sikhs, in Amritsar, India, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)
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    An Indian Sikh devotee bathes in holy water in front of the illuminated Golden Temple, Sikhs' holiest shrine, on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Guru of Sikhs, in Amritsar, India, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)

  • A Nihang, or traditional Sikh warrior, stands in front of an illuminated Golden Temple, Sikh's holiest shrine, ahead of Bandi Chhor Divas, that coincides with the Diwali festival, in Amritsar, India, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. The day marks the release of Guru Hargobind from a prison and his return to Amritsar where he was welcomed with thousands of lights and lamps. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)
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    A Nihang, or traditional Sikh warrior, stands in front of an illuminated Golden Temple, Sikh's holiest shrine, ahead of Bandi Chhor Divas, that coincides with the Diwali festival, in Amritsar, India, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. The day marks the release of Guru Hargobind from a prison and his return to Amritsar where he was welcomed with thousands of lights and lamps. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)

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