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Devotees celebrate Mahashivratri

Devotees celebrate Mahashivratri

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 10, 2013 21:23 IST ]
  • An Indian naked Hindu holy man applies ash on the forehead of a devotee during the Maha Shivratri fair in Junagadh, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Saturday, March 9, 2013. The five day long fair will conclude on Sunday, coinciding with Shivratri, the festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu God Shiva. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    An Indian naked Hindu holy man applies ash on the forehead of a devotee during the Maha Shivratri fair in Junagadh, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Saturday, March 9, 2013. The five day long fair will conclude on Sunday, coinciding with Shivratri, the festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu God Shiva. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • A naked Hindu holy man sits near currency notes offered by devotees during the Maha Shivratri fair in Junagadh, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Saturday, March 9, 2013. The five day long fair will conclude on Sunday, coinciding with Shivratri, the festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu God Shiva. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    A naked Hindu holy man sits near currency notes offered by devotees during the Maha Shivratri fair in Junagadh, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Saturday, March 9, 2013. The five day long fair will conclude on Sunday, coinciding with Shivratri, the festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu God Shiva. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • Devotees dressed as Hindu God Shiva participate in a procession on the eve of Shivratri festival in Jammu, India, Saturday, March 9, 2013. Shivratri, a festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu God Shiva, will be marked across the country Sunday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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    Devotees dressed as Hindu God Shiva participate in a procession on the eve of Shivratri festival in Jammu, India, Saturday, March 9, 2013. Shivratri, a festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu God Shiva, will be marked across the country Sunday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

  • A devotee dressed as Hindu God Shiva participates in a procession on the eve of Shivratri festival in Jammu, India, Saturday, March 9, 2013. Shivratri, a festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu God Shiva, will be marked across the country Sunday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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    A devotee dressed as Hindu God Shiva participates in a procession on the eve of Shivratri festival in Jammu, India, Saturday, March 9, 2013. Shivratri, a festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu God Shiva, will be marked across the country Sunday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

  • A devotee dressed as Hindu God Shiva participates in a procession on the eve of Shivratri festival in Jammu, India, Saturday, March 9, 2013. Shivratri, a festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu God Shiva, will be marked across the country Sunday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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    A devotee dressed as Hindu God Shiva participates in a procession on the eve of Shivratri festival in Jammu, India, Saturday, March 9, 2013. Shivratri, a festival dedicated to the worship of Hindu God Shiva, will be marked across the country Sunday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

  • Hindu devotees perform rituals at the ancient Ranbireshwar temple during the Shivaratri festival in Jammu, India, Sunday, March 10, 2013. Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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    Hindu devotees perform rituals at the ancient Ranbireshwar temple during the Shivaratri festival in Jammu, India, Sunday, March 10, 2013. Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

  • Hindu devotees wait to offer prayers at the ancient Ranbireshwar temple during the Shivaratri festival in Jammu, India, Sunday, March 10, 2013. Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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    Hindu devotees wait to offer prayers at the ancient Ranbireshwar temple during the Shivaratri festival in Jammu, India, Sunday, March 10, 2013. Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

  • Hindu devotees wait to offer prayers at the ancient Ranbireshwar temple during the Shivaratri festival in Jammu, India, Sunday, March 10, 2013. Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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    Hindu devotees wait to offer prayers at the ancient Ranbireshwar temple during the Shivaratri festival in Jammu, India, Sunday, March 10, 2013. Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

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