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A Sombre Akshaya Tritiya Amid A Pandemic

The Prime Minister greeted the people on Akshaya Tritiya a highly auspicious day to purchase gold. But jewellers said sales are likely to be low because of the brutal second wave of the pandemic sweeping the country.

May 14, 2021

Devotees perform prayers at the Yamunotri Dham after its portals were opened on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya, In Uttarkashi district. Only a few people, including administrative officials, participated in the 'puja' amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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A priest marks a trader's account book with a holy symbol, on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, in Kolkata.

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A priest applies tilak on the forehead of a devotee at the Kali Temple at Kalighat on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya Festival, during the second wave of COVID-19 in Kolkata.

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Police deployed outside Kali Temple at Kalighat on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya Festival, during the second wave of COVID-19 in Kolkata.

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Devotees prepare to take a holy dip in the Ganga river on the occasion of 'Akshaya Tritiya' festival, during the ongoing second wave of COVID-19, in Prayagraj.

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Devotees worship on the banks of Ganga Ghat on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, Varanasi.

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