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  • Indra is Lord of Rain and the king of Heaven. Jatra is procession. Indra Jatra is celebration of God Indra’s Day.

  • Viswakarma Puja celebrated on every year Last day of the Bengali Month Bhadra and its celebrated each and every Small to Large Industries, and also Lage Vehicle Repairing shop to Cycle Repairing shop.In Hindu Mythology God Viswakarma is the the 'architect' of the gods and considered as swayambhu and creator of the world. He constructed the holy city of Dwarka where Krishna ruled, the Maya Sabha of the Pandavas, and was the creator of many fabulous weapons for the gods.

  • Pope Francis leads the weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square. The General Audience is held every Wednesday, when the Pope is in Vatican, in Saint Peter's Square which can accommodate around 80,000 people. During the General Audience, also called Papal Audience, the Holy Father addresses the crowd in different languages.

  • Nepalese People celebrate the Last day of Indra jatra Festival at Hanuman Dhoka Durbar squire in Kathmandu, Nepal on 17 September 2019. The annual festival, named after Indra, the god of rain and heaven, is celebrated by worshipping, rejoicing, singing, dancing and feasting in Kathmandu Valley to mark the end of monsoon season. Indra, the living goddess Kumari and other deities are worshipped during the festival.

  • Nepalese devotees struggles to drink homemade alcohol from the mouth of Deity Swet Bhairav as blessings during Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday, September 12, 2019. The annual festival, named after Indra, the god of rain and heaven, is celebrated by worshipping, rejoicing, singing, dancing and feasting in Kathmandu Valley to mark the end of monsoon season. Indra, the living goddess Kumari and other deities are worshiped during the festival.

  • People participate in celebrion and procession of Living Godeess Kumari, Ganesh and Bhairav during the last day of Indrajatra festival at Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square. Indra Jatra is an eight day festival with a chariot procession dedicated to Goddess Kumari, Lord Ganesh and Bhairav, as well as worshiping Indra,the god of rain marking the end of monsoon season.

  • Durga puja, also called Durgotsava, is an annual Hindu festival in the Indian subcontinent that reveres the Hindu goddess Durga. It is particularly popular in the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam, Bihar,Tripura, and Odisha, the nation-state of Bangladesh and the diaspora from this region, and also in Nepal where it is celebrated as Dashain. The festival is observed in the Indian calendar month of Ashwin, which corresponds to the months of September/October in the Gregorian calendar, and is a ten-day festival, of which the last five are typically special. The puja is performed in homes and in the public, featuring temporary stage decorations (known as pandals), scripture recitations, performance arts, revelry, and processions. It is a major…

  • Indra is Lord of Rain and the king of Heaven. Jatra is procession. Indra Jatra is celebration of God Indra’s Day. Indra Jatra is festival is celebrated in Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal. Indra Jatra is one of the important festivals of Nepal celebrating the end of the monsoon. The biggest festival when Kumari shows up in the public is in Indra Jatra. On the following day the chariot of Kumari, Bhairab and Ganesh pulled around the streets of Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal. the living goddess Kumari is taken out in a procession in a chariot. The festival continues for eight days during which time there is much rejoicing, dancing and feasting.

  • A documentary on Ganapati Festival,Mumbai,2019-part-1.Ganesha Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated annually to welcome the God Ganesha on his birthday (birth anniversary). He is lovely son of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. ... Puja starts from Chaturthi and ends on Anant Chaturdashi.

  • Pakistani hold placards, banners,victims portraits and shout slogans and burn an effigy of Indian prime minister Narindra Modi during a protest rally against the situation in Indian-administered Kashmir to show solidarity with Kashmiri people in Lahore on September 15, 2019. Kashmir, split between India and Pakistan since 1947, has been the spark for two major wars and countless clashes between the two nuclear-armed arch-rivals.

  • Nepalese women and girls struggle to drink homemade alcohol poured from mouth of Swet Bhairab as blessings in celebration of Indrajatra festival at Hanumandhoka Durba Square. Hundreds of girls and women gather to drink homemade alcohol in belief of good health and good luck. Indra Jatra is an eight day festival with a chariot procession as well as worshiping Indra, the god of rain marking the end of monsoon season.

  • Indra is Lord of Rain and the king of Heaven. Jatra is procession. Indra Jatra is celebration of God Indra’s Day. Indra Jatra is festival is celebrated in Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal. Indra Jatra is one of the important festivals of Nepal celebrating the end of the monsoon. The biggest festival when Kumari shows up in the public is in Indra Jatra. On the following day the chariot of Kumari, Bhairab and Ganesh pulled around the streets of Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal. the living goddess Kumari is taken out in a procession in a chariot. The festival continues for eight days during which time there is much rejoicing, dancing and feasting.

  • Pope Francis leads an audience with penitentiary police members in St. Peter's Square.

  • Nepalese People celebrate the Main day of Indra jatra Festival at Hanuman Dhoka Durbar squire in Kathmandu, Nepal on 13 September 2019. The annual festival, named after Indra, the god of rain and heaven, is celebrated by worshipping, rejoicing, singing, dancing and feasting in Kathmandu Valley to mark the end of monsoon season. Indra, the living goddess Kumari and other deities are worshipped during the festival.

  • Nepalese people celebrate Indrajatra festival at Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square. Indra Jatra is an eight day festival with a chariot procession dedicated to Goddess Kumari, Lord Ganesh and Bhairav, as well as worshiping Indra, the god of rain marking the end of monsoon season.

  • Indra is Lord of Rain and the king of Heaven. Jatra is procession. Indra Jatra is celebration of God Indra’s Day. Indra Jatra is festival is celebrated in Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal. Indra Jatra is one of the important festivals of Nepal celebrating the end of the monsoon. The biggest festival when Kumari shows up in the public is in Indra Jatra. On the following day the chariot of Kumari, Bhairab and Ganesh pulled around the streets of Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal. the living goddess Kumari is taken out in a procession in a chariot. The festival continues for eight days during which time there is much rejoicing, dancing and feasting.

  • Masked dancers perform a traditional mask dance during the Indra Jatra Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal September 12 2019.The annual festival, named after Indra, the god of rain and heaven, is celebrated by worshipping, rejoicing, singing, dancing and feasting in Kathmandu Valley to mark the end of monsoon season. Indra, the living goddess Kumari and other deities are worshipped during the festival.

  • Kolkata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee leads TMC protest rally against NRC in Assam and West Bengal.

  • Small girls dressed up as Living Goddess Kumari attend Kumari Puja procession organized on occasion of Indrajatra festival in Kathmandu. Hundreds of small girls participated in Kumari Puja or girls mass worship ceremony for better health and good fortune.

  • Shiite Muslims participate in a procession to mark Ashura in Rawalpindi.

  • Young girls dressed as the Living Goddess Kumari takes part in the Kumari Puja festiva at Hanuman Dhoka, Basantapur Durbar Squire in Kathmandu,Nepal on September ,11 2019. More than 50 girls under the age of nine from across the country gathered for the mass worship believing in protection from evil and good luck in the future.

  • Pope Francis leads the weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square. The General Audience is held every Wednesday, when the Pope is in Vatican, in Saint Peter's Square which can accommodate around 80,000 people. During the General Audience, also called Papal Audience, the Holy Father addresses the crowd in different languages.

  • Pakistani Shiite Muslims mourners oozing themselves with knives and chains during a religious procession of Ashura on the tenth day of the holy month of Muharram ul haram in Lahore on September 10, 2019. Shiite Muslim devotee uses chains to self-flagellate during an Ashura procession to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.The Islamic month of Muharram marks the seven-century martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein who was killed in battle in Karbala in Iraq 680 AD. Ashura is one of the most important festivals for Shiite Muslims, and falls on the 10th day of Muharram, which is the mourning period for the seventh-century killing of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.…

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  • Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and is considered the second holiest month after Ramzan. The Shia Muslims mark the ceremonial mourning on this day and it's called Ashura.

  • Muharram observation by Muslims.

  • Muḥarram (Arabic: محرّم) is the first month of the Islamic calendar. The general meaning of the adjective muharram means "banned, barred, forbidden, illegal, illicit, impermissible, prohibited, unlawful, unpermitted, unauthorized". It is one of the four sacred months of the year during which warfare is forbidden. It is held to be the second holiest month, after Ramaḍān. The tenth day of Muharram is known as the Day of Ashura, part of the Mourning of Muharram for Shia Muslims and sunni (Muslims) practice faqa (partial fasting) on Ashura. Shia Muslims mourn the death of Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī and his family, honoring the martyrs by prayer and abstinence from joyous events. Shia Muslims do not fast on the 10th of Muharram, but some will…

  • Nepali people erect Indradhoj pole, perform traditional dance Lakhey, Pulukishi to celebrate the first day of Indrajatra festival in Kathmandu. Indra Jatra is an eight day festival with a chariot procession dedicated to Goddess Kumari, Lord Ganesh and Bhairav, as well as worshiping Indra, the king of gods.

  • Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe (L) spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohra Muslims, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (R) meets in Colombo.

  • Shiite Muslim mourns during the tajia procession to observe Muharram festival.

  • The Shia muslim communities of Kolkata mourns Imam Hussain Ali's death on the day of Ashura by flagellating themselves on the 10th day of the first month of Islamic calendar, Muharram (Second holiest month after Ramzan). They staged processions and arranged rally to mark the death anniversary of the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.

  • Nepalese Peoples Celebrate the first day of Indra Jatra Festival at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square to mark the beginning of the Indra Jatra Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal September 10,2019.The annual festival, named after Indra, the god of rain and heaven, is celebrated by worshipping, rejoicing, singing, dancing and feasting in Kathmandu Valley to mark the end of monsoon season. Indra, the living goddess Kumari and other deities are worshipped during the festival.

  • A year ago, on September 6, the Supreme Court of India partially decriminalized the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalized consensual unnatural sex. On the first anniversary of the historic verdict, the West Bengal Forum for Gender and Sexual minority rights organized a rally in Kolkata to “look directly in the eye of our oppressors, to claim what has been strategically denied to us.” The organizers believe that it is their political and humanitarian duty to support other marginalized communities. The anthem for the march was “No one is free until everyone is free.”

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) activists demand their rights and protest for abusing them.

  • Pakistani Shiite Muslim select knives attached to chains that are used to flagellate him while participating in processions during the Islamic month of Muharram-ul-Haram in Lahore on September 07, 2019. Muharram-ul-Haram is known as the first month of the Islamic calendar" Muharram-ul-Haram is the mourning month in remembrance of the martyrdom (Shahadat) of Shiites'spiritual leader Imam Hussain the grandson of the Holy Prophet Mohammad(PBUH). Imam Hussain A.S. for his greatest sacrifice in the history of mankind for the upright, just and humanity.Imam Hussain, his family and some of his supporters were massacred in battle of Karbala , Iraq” on the 10th day of Muharram known as Ashura Day by hen tyrant Caliph Yazeed. To commemorate…

  • Pakistani Shiite Muslims walk on burning coal during a procession on the 8th day of Holy Month of Muharramul Harram at Basti Saidan Shah, in Lahore lait September 07, 2019. as devotees remember the slaying of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson in southern Iraq in the seventh century. During the Shiite Muslim holy month of Muharram, large processions are formed and the devotees parade the streets holding banners and carrying models of the mausoleum of Hazrat Imam Hussain and his people, who fell at Karbala. Shias show their grief and sorrow by inflicting wounds on their own bodies with sharp metal tied to chains to depict the sufferings of the martyrs”commemorations of the Ashura festival in Lahore. Ashura falls on the 10th day of Muharram…

  • Nepalese traditional masked dancers perform Devi dance (Devi Pyankha) to mark the beginning of Indrajatra festival in Kathmandu,Nepal. People worship Indra,king of gods during the festival.

  • Pakistani activists of Youth Forum for Kashmir hold a protest rally titled “Kashmir Banyga Pakistan” on the occasion of Pakistan National Defense Day outside the press club in Lahore on September 06, 2019.Pakistan celebrated its Defense Day marking the 1965 war with India over the disputed Kashmir region. India's decision in early August to scrap Kashmir's autonomy and impose a ban on phone and internet communications has left the region reeling, cutting off its eight-million-strong population from the outside world.

  • Pakistani Chairman of Supreme Council Punjab Haji Amir Rashid along with other carries five hundred meters National Flag as to pay tribute to martyred of army soldiers and move towards Wagah Boarder at Bata Pur Third Battalion area of martyrs column on the occasion of Pakistan Defense Day in Lahore on September 06, 2019.Pakistan celebrated its Defense Day marking the 1965 war with India over the disputed Kashmir region. India's decision in early August to scrap Kashmir's autonomy and impose a ban on phone and internet communications has left the region reeling, cutting off its eight-million-strong population from the outside world.

  • Pakistani soldiers and civilians to take a part during wreath ceremony to pay tribute to martyred of Pak army soldiers at Bata Pur Third Battalion area of martyrs column on the occasion of Pakistan Defense Day in Lahore on September 06, 2019.Pakistan celebrated its Defense Day marking the 1965 war with India over the disputed Kashmir region. India's decision in early August to scrap Kashmir's autonomy and impose a ban on phone and internet communications has left the region reeling, cutting off its eight-million-strong population from the outside world.

  • Tibetan in exile and tibetan followers across the world listening the teaching given His Holiness the Dalai Lama on The Four Noble Truths and their Sixteen Characteristics (denpa shi, mitak sok chudruk) & The Thirty-Seven Factors of Enlightenment (jangchok sodun) as well as Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhicitta (jangchup semdrel) in the mornings at the request of a group from Asia.

  • Durga Puja , also called Durgotsava, is an annual Hindu festival in the Indian subcontinent that reveres the goddess Durga. This year only 28 days are remaining for Durga Puja. So preparation is going on. Making of durga Idol is in process.

  • People pull wooden Indradhoj pole (Yasingh lingo) for upcoming Indrajatra festival from Nala,Bhaktapur towards Kathmandu. The pole will be erected to mark the beginning of Indrajatra festival.

  • Nepalese Hindu women celebrate Rishi Panchami festival, in Kathmandu,Nepal on September 3 ,2019. Rishi Panchami is observed on the last day of Teej when women worship Sapta Rishi (Seven Saints) to ask for forgiveness for sins committed during their menstrual period throughout the year. The Hindu religion considers menstruation as a representation of impurity and women are prohibited from taking part in religious practices during their monthly menstruations.

  • Rishi Panchami is celebrated by the Hindu women after they reach their menstruation period. In this day, the seven powerful saints, locally known as Sapta Rishi are worship seeking for forgiveness for any mistakes committed during the menstruation period.All the females from the Hindu community who have reached their menstruation period celebrate this festival by taking ritual bath, keeping a fast and offering ritual prayers to the saints.

  • Pakistani Shiite Muslim select knives attached to chains that are used to flagellate him while participating in processions during the Islamic month of Muharram-ul-Haram in Lahore on September 02, 2019. Muharram-ul-Haram is known as the first month of the Islamic calendar" Muharram-ul-Haram is the mourning month in remembrance of the martyrdom (Shahadat) of Shiites'spiritual leader Imam Hussain the grandson of the Holy Prophet Mohammad(PBUH). Imam Hussain A.S. for his greatest sacrifice in the history of mankind for the upright, just and humanity.Imam Hussain, his family and some of his supporters were massacred in battle of Karbala , Iraq” on the 10th day of Muharram known as Ashura Day by hen tyrant Caliph Yazeed. To commemorate…

  • Artist from TIPA performing Tibetan Dance during the celebration of 59th Anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day at Tsugla Khang Temple, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, India.

  • Teej festival is celebrated by Hindu women in Nepal and some parts of India. During the festival , Nepalese Hindu married women fast and praying for longevity, happiness and prosperity of their husbands and those who are unmarried pray for a good husband and happy conjugal lives.

  • Thousands of people go down the road to hold a parade to commemorate 1 Muharram or Islamic New Year 1441 Hijriyah in Madiun City

  • Devotees perform religious rituals on the occasion of Kuse Aunsi, or Father's Day on the bank of Bagmati River at Gokarna Temple,Kathmandu. Kuse Aunsi is a Hindu festival in which pay respect and reverence to fathers with gifts and various delicacies and remember to deceased fathers.