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Jitendra Prakash
Location
ALLAHABAD, India

A boy dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva poses before performing in a religious procession at the Mahashivratri festival in Allahabad, India, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A boy dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva poses before performing in a religious procession at the Mahashivratri festival in Allahabad, India, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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Photographer
Ajay Verma
Location
CHANDIGARH, INDIA

A man dressed as Hindu god Lord Shiva takes part in a religious procession ahead of Maha Shivratri festival in Chandigarh, India, March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A man dressed as Hindu god Lord Shiva takes part in a religious procession ahead of Maha Shivratri festival in Chandigarh, India, March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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Photographer
Munish Sharma
Location
AMRITSAR, India

A man dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva looks into the mirror as he gets ready to take part in a religious procession on the eve of Janmashtami festival in Amritsar, India, September 4, 2015. REUTERS/Munish Sharma/Files

A man dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva looks into the mirror as he gets ready to take part in a religious procession on the eve of Janmashtami festival in Amritsar, India, September 4, 2015. REUTERS/Munish Sharma/Files
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Photographer
Danish Siddiqui
Location
TRIMBAKESHWAR, INDIA

A devotee dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva waits to participate in a parade during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival in Trimbakeshwar, India, August 18, 2015. The Kumbh Mela takes place four times every 12 years at four different river bank locations in India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

A devotee dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva waits to participate in a parade during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival in Trimbakeshwar, India, August 18, 2015. The Kumbh Mela takes place four times every 12 years at four different river bank locations in India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files
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Anindito Mukherjee
Location
NEW DELHI, India

A man dressed as as Hindu Lord Shiva stands in the waters of the Yamuna river after arriving to worship the Sun god Surya during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja in New Delhi October 30, 2014. Hindu women fast for the whole day for the betterment of their family and the society during the festival. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

A man dressed as as Hindu Lord Shiva stands in the waters of the Yamuna river after arriving to worship the Sun god Surya during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja in New Delhi October 30, 2014. Hindu women fast for the whole day for the betterment of their family and the society during the festival. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files
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Photographer
Mukesh Gupta
Location
JAMMU, India

An artist is helped with getting dressed as both Hindu god Lord Shiva and his wife goddess Parvati before taking part in a religious procession ahead of the Mahashivratri festival in Jammu February 26, 2014. Hindus celebrate Mahashivratri, better known as Lord Shiva's wedding anniversary. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

An artist is helped with getting dressed as both Hindu god Lord Shiva and his wife goddess Parvati before taking part in a religious procession ahead of the Mahashivratri festival in Jammu February 26, 2014. Hindus celebrate Mahashivratri, better known as Lord Shiva's wedding anniversary. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
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Photographer
Rupak De Chowdhuri
Location
KOLKATA, India

Sumanta Das, 8, is dressed up as Lord Shiva by his father to get alms from pilgrims at a make-shift shelter before an annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti", in Kolkata January 11, 2014. Hindu monks and pilgrims make the annual trip to Sagar Island for a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal on January 14. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

Sumanta Das, 8, is dressed up as Lord Shiva by his father to get alms from pilgrims at a make-shift shelter before an annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti", in Kolkata January 11, 2014. Hindu monks and pilgrims make the annual trip to Sagar Island for a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal on January 14. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files
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Photographer
Sivaram V
Location
KOCHI, India

A performer dressed as Shiva sits on a motorcycle as he participates in the 30th Cochin Carnival at Fort Kochi in Kochi January 1, 2014. The Carnival is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year. REUTERS/Sivaram V/Files

A performer dressed as Shiva sits on a motorcycle as he participates in the 30th Cochin Carnival at Fort Kochi in Kochi January 1, 2014. The Carnival is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year. REUTERS/Sivaram V/Files
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Photographer
Anindito Mukherjee
Location
NEW DELHI, India

An artist dressed as Shiva gestures as he gets ready backstage before performing during the ten-day Ramlila festival, a re-enactment of the life of Lord Rama, in New Delhi October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

An artist dressed as Shiva gestures as he gets ready backstage before performing during the ten-day Ramlila festival, a re-enactment of the life of Lord Rama, in New Delhi October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files
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Photographer
Mukesh Gupta
Location
JAMMU, India

Artists dressed as Lord Shiva read a message on a mobile phone as they prepare to participate in a religious procession ahead of the Mahashivratri festival in Jammu March 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/Files

Artists dressed as Lord Shiva read a message on a mobile phone as they prepare to participate in a religious procession ahead of the Mahashivratri festival in Jammu March 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/Files
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Photographer
Ajay Verma
Location
CHANDIGARH, India

A boy dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva wraps a python around his neck before performing at a park near a temple during the Mahashivratri festival in Chandigarh February 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

A boy dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva wraps a python around his neck before performing at a park near a temple during the Mahashivratri festival in Chandigarh February 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files
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Photographer
Mukesh Gupta
Location
JAMMU, India

Boys dressed as Shiva prepare to participate in a religious procession ahead of the Mahashivratri festival in Jammu February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/Files

Boys dressed as Shiva prepare to participate in a religious procession ahead of the Mahashivratri festival in Jammu February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/Files
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Andrew Biraj
Location
DHAKA, Bangladesh

Apu Sen dressed as Hindu goddess Parvati and Shuvojit who is dressed as the Hindu god Mahadev pose during the Mahadev Puja ceremony on the eve of Bengali New Year in old Dhaka April 13, 2010. Hindu devotees attend the puja to give thanks to Lord Shiva for their good fortune throughout the past year. Mahadev is also know as the deity of destruction Lord Shiva. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj/Files

Apu Sen dressed as Hindu goddess Parvati and Shuvojit who is dressed as the Hindu god Mahadev pose during the Mahadev Puja ceremony on the eve of Bengali New Year in old Dhaka April 13, 2010. Hindu devotees attend the puja to give thanks to Lord Shiva for their good fortune throughout the past year. Mahadev is also know as the deity of destruction Lord Shiva. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj/Files
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Photographer
Utpal Baruah
Location
GUWAHATI, India

A Sadhu or Hindu holy man dressed as Lord Shiva is seen at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, Assam, June 22, 2009. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files

A Sadhu or Hindu holy man dressed as Lord Shiva is seen at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, Assam, June 22, 2009. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files
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Photographer
Mukesh Gupta
Location
JAMMU, India

Hindu devotees dressed as Lord Shiva take part in a religious procession ahead of "Maha Shivratri" festival in Jammu February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta/Files

Hindu devotees dressed as Lord Shiva take part in a religious procession ahead of "Maha Shivratri" festival in Jammu February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Gupta/Files
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Photographer
Jayanta Shaw
Location
SAGAR ISLAND, India

A man dressed as Shiva stands near the confluence of the Ganges River and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, about 150 km (93 miles) south of Kolkata, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

A man dressed as Shiva stands near the confluence of the Ganges River and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, about 150 km (93 miles) south of Kolkata, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files
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Photographer
Jayanta Shaw
Location
TRAKESHAWAR, India

A boy dressed as Lord Shiva stands inside a temple during Mahashivratri festival in Trakeshawar, about 50 km (30 miles) west from Kolkata February 6, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

A boy dressed as Lord Shiva stands inside a temple during Mahashivratri festival in Trakeshawar, about 50 km (30 miles) west from Kolkata February 6, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files
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Photographer
Jayanta Shaw
Location
TRAKESHAWAR, India

A man dressed as Shiva walks past Hindu devotees during Mahashivratri festival in Trakeshawar, about 50 km (30 miles) west from Kolkata February 6, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

A man dressed as Shiva walks past Hindu devotees during Mahashivratri festival in Trakeshawar, about 50 km (30 miles) west from Kolkata February 6, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files
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Photographer
Jitendra Prakash
Location
ALLAHABAD, India

A child dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva is seen in Allahabad July 17, 2007. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

A child dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva is seen in Allahabad July 17, 2007. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files
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Stringer India
Location
AGARTALA, India

Artists dressed as Lord Shiva (L) and his wife Gauri perform in the street in Agartala March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey/Files

Artists dressed as Lord Shiva (L) and his wife Gauri perform in the street in Agartala March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey/Files
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Photographer
Jayanta Shaw
Location
TRAKESHAWAR, India

A boy dressed as Lord Shiva stands inside a temple during Mahashivratri festival in Trakeshawar, about 50 km (30 miles) west from Kolkata February 16, 2007. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

A boy dressed as Lord Shiva stands inside a temple during Mahashivratri festival in Trakeshawar, about 50 km (30 miles) west from Kolkata February 16, 2007. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files
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Photographer
Kamal Kishore
Location
NEW DELHI, India

An activist dressed up as Shiva takes part in a protest in New Delhi July 5, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore/Files

An activist dressed up as Shiva takes part in a protest in New Delhi July 5, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore/Files
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Photographer
Kamal Kishore
Location
NEW DELHI, India

An activist dressed as Shiva takes part in a protest in New Delhi July 5, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore/Files

An activist dressed as Shiva takes part in a protest in New Delhi July 5, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore/Files
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Stringer .
Location
ALLAHABAD, INDIA

A child dressed as Lord Shiva waits for alms at the Ganges river bank during the Hindu festival of Mahashivaratri in Allahabad February 26, 2006. REUTERS/Files

A child dressed as Lord Shiva waits for alms at the Ganges river bank during the Hindu festival of Mahashivaratri in Allahabad February 26, 2006. REUTERS/Files
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Raj Patidar
Location
Bhopal, India

Children dressed as Lord Shiva take part in a religious procession on the eve of the Hindu festival of Mahashivaratri in Bhopal February 25, 2006. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files

Children dressed as Lord Shiva take part in a religious procession on the eve of the Hindu festival of Mahashivaratri in Bhopal February 25, 2006. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files
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Photographer
Parth Sanyal
Location
Kolkata, India

A man dressed as Shiva waits for alms under a tree in Kolkata, August 22, 2005. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal/Files

A man dressed as Shiva waits for alms under a tree in Kolkata, August 22, 2005. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal/Files
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Stringer India
Location
Jammu, India

A Kashmiri woman carries her son dressed as the Hindu God Shiva during the festival of Mahashivratri in Jammu March 8, 2005. REUTERS/Amit Gupta/Files

A Kashmiri woman carries her son dressed as the Hindu God Shiva during the festival of Mahashivratri in Jammu March 8, 2005. REUTERS/Amit Gupta/Files
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Photographer
Jayanta Shaw
Location
Trakeshawar, Republic of India

Devotees pray as a man dressed as Shiva walks past during the Shivratri festival in Trakeshawar, 75 km (46 miles) west of Calcutta, February 18, 2004. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

Devotees pray as a man dressed as Shiva walks past during the Shivratri festival in Trakeshawar, 75 km (46 miles) west of Calcutta, February 18, 2004. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files
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Photographer
Ajay Verma
Location
Chandigarh, Republic of India

Children dressed as Lord Shiva attend a ceremony held in conjunction with "Shivratri" in Chandigarh, February 16, 2004. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

Children dressed as Lord Shiva attend a ceremony held in conjunction with "Shivratri" in Chandigarh, February 16, 2004. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files
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Photographer
Kamal Kishore
Location
New Delhi, Republic of India

A man dressed as Shiva (L) hits an effigy of the Pakistani military ruler General Pervez Musharraf with a trident during a protest in New Delhi on August 5, 2000. REUTERS/Files

A man dressed as Shiva (L) hits an effigy of the Pakistani military ruler General Pervez Musharraf with a trident during a protest in New Delhi on August 5, 2000. REUTERS/Files
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Photographer
Str Old
Location
Kathmandu, Nepal

A traditional dancer performs a "Shiva" dance at Basantapur in Kathmandu. REUTERS/Files

A traditional dancer performs a "Shiva" dance at Basantapur in Kathmandu. REUTERS/Files
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Photographer
Str Old
Location
New Delhi, India

An activist, dressed as Shiva (R) leads a protest against the Shiv Sena party, named after the god, outside the office of the Election Commission in New Delhi December 21. REUTERS/Files

An activist, dressed as Shiva (R) leads a protest against the Shiv Sena party, named after the god, outside the office of the Election Commission in New Delhi December 21. REUTERS/Files
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