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Sadhvi Ritambhara during the inauguration of Vatsalya Covid Care Centre, at Vatsalya Gram in Vrindavan.

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Needy people collect free food distributed by an NGO during COVID-induced lockdown in Vrindavan.

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Devotees offer prayers on the occasion 'Ekadashi', at Shri Bankey Bihari Temple in Vrindavan.

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Devotees pull the wooden chariot of Lord Rangnath from Rangji Temple during the annual 'Rath ka Mela' festival, in Vrindavan.

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Devotees celebrate Holi festival, at Shri Priyakant Ju temple in Vrindavan.

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Devotees celebrate Holi festival, at Sri Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan.

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Devotees perform 'Parikrama' on the occasion of 'Rangbhari Ekadashi', in Vrindavan.

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Sadhus and devotees take part in a religious procession during the 'Shahi Snan' of the 'Kumbh Purva Vaishnav Baithak Mela' in Vrindavan.

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Widows living in Vrindavan, being vaccinated as part of an inoculation drive against COVID-19, on the occasion of International Women's Day, in Mathura district.

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Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan visits Bankey Bihari Temple, in Vrindavan.

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BJP MP Hema Malini flags off a truck containing town cleaning equipment, in Vrindavan.

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Devotees, adhering to social distancing norms, offer prayers at Lord Bankey Bihari temple after it reopened for visitors as it was shut for two days due to over crowding, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Vrindavan.

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Devotees pay obeisance to Goddess Chamunda Devi during the ongoing Navratri festival, in Vrindavan.

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Devotees wait for their turn to pay obeisance to Lord Bankey Bihari at Bankey Bihari temple after it reopened for visitors, during Unlock 5, in Vrindavan.

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Devotees wait for their turn to pay obeisance to Lord Bankey Bihari at Bankey Bihari temple after it reopened, during Unlock 5, in Vrindavan.

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Devotees arrive to pay obeisance to Lord Bankey Bihari at Bankey Bihari temple after it reopened, during Unlock 5, in Vrindavan.

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Persons being discharged from a hospital who got recovered from COVID-19, during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Vrindavan.

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An NGO volunteers prepare food for needy people during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Vrindavan.

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President Ram Nath Kovind serves food to students at Akshaya Patra Foundation, in Vrindavan.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda during the inauguration of a new hospital block of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama Charitable Hospital, in Vrindavan, in Uttar Pradesh.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat feeds cows during a funtion at Sudama Kuti Ashram, in Vrindavan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Ram Naik, BJP MP Hema Malini and others during the unveiling of a ceremonial plaque to mark the serving of '3rd billionth meal' at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir campus, at Vrindavan in Mathura district.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows participate in Holi celebrations at a Temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows of Vrindavan celebrate Raksha Bandhan Festival and show their "Modi Rakhi" during a function organised by Sulabh International at Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan.

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A widow dances in front of the pictures of Lord Krishna and Radha as she celebrates Holi at the ancient Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan.

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Widows playing Holi with colours at ancient Gopinath Temple, in Vrindavan.

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Widows playing Holi with colours at ancient Gopinath Temple, in Vrindavan.

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Devotees smeared in colors pray inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan.

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Priests throw color powders at the devotees inside Banke Bihari temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan.

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Devotees throw colored powder on each other inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan. Holi, the festival of colors celebrates the arrival of spring among other things.

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Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Uma Bharti, Dharmendra Pradhan & BJP MP & Bollywood Actress Hema Malini presenting LPG connection under Prime Minister Ujjawal Yojana in Vrindavan.

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A widow sits near flower petals before the start of Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows throw flower petals and colored powder as they celebrate Holi festival at Gopinath temple, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows sing and pray before the start of Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows throw flower petals and colored powder as they celebrate Holi festival at Gopinath temple, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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A widow smeared with colors sits and watches others playing during Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows throw colored powder during Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows throw flower petals and colored powder during Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows throw flower petals and colored powder as they celebrate Holi festival at Gopinath temple, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widow lies on a bed of flower petals during Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows apply colour powder to each other during Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows throw flower petals and colored powder as they celebrate Holi festival at Gopinath temple, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

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Hundreds of widows play Holi at Gopinath temple in Vrindavan.

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A file photo of VHP President Ashok Singhal with the then Gujarat Chief Minster Narendra Modi in Vrindavan in October 2010. Singhal died at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon.

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Widows of Vrindavan celebrate Diwali organised by Sulabh International at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows of Vrindavan celebrate Diwali organised by Sulabh International at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh.

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Widows of Vrindavan (mostly from West Bengal) dance during their visit to Aaram Bagh Durga pandal which is themed this year "Women empowerment", organised by Aaram bagh Puja Samiti at Aaram Bagh Paharganj in New Delhi.

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A widow raises her hands as others throw colored powder on her during celebrations marking Holi at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan.

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Combo: Widows pose for a portrait after celebrating Holi, at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan.

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Widow Kalani Dashi, 70, poses for a portrait after celebrating Holi, at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan.

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Widow Uma, 65, poses for a portrait after celebrating Holi, at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan.

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Widow Bhubhu Ladashi, 72, poses for a portrait after celebrating Holi, at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan.

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Widow Oruna poses for a portrait after celebrating Holi, at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan.

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Widow Vindai Sori, 90, poses for a portrait after celebrating Holi, at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan.

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Widow Leela Sarkar, 80, poses for a portrait after celebrating Holi, at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan,

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Widow Tara Devi, 70, poses for a portrait after celebrating Holi, at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan,

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Widow Sima Chohan, 40, poses for a portrait after celebrating Holi at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan.

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A widow lies on a sludgy ground filled with a mixture of colored powder, water and flower petals during celebrations to mark Holi, at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan.

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Widows play with colours during Holi in Vrindavan

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Widows celebrate with colours ahead of Holi festival, in Vrindavan

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Artists perform Charkula Nirtya during Braj Kartik Mahostav in Vrindavan on Thursday 6th Nov, 2014.

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Widows living in various Ashrams in Vrindavan and Varanasi jubilate with flowers upon their arrival at Howrah Station for 'Durga Puja' celebrations in Kolkata.

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Members of women’s wing of Congress party protest against BJP MP Hema Malini over her remark on Vrindavan widows, near the BJP office in New Delhi.

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Widows wait to cast their votes for Lok Sabha polls at a polling booth in Vrindavan.

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Widows of Vrindavan showing their fingers after casting their votes in LS Polls for the first time in Vrindavan.

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Sadhus stand in a queue to cast their votes for Lok Sabha polls at a polling booth in Vrindavan.

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Widows play Holi at the Pagal Baba Ashram, in Vrindavan.

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Widows play Holi at the Pagal Baba Ashram, in Vrindavan.

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Artists impression of a proposed 70-storey skyscraper temple of Krishna in Vrindavan, UP.

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A widow rests after celebrating Holi at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan.

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Widows in Vrindavan celebrate Holi.

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For the first time, widows in Vrindavan celebrate Holi with the help of a non-governmental organisation Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram.

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For the first time, in a break from tradition, widows celebrate Diwali at an ashram in Vrindavan.

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Widows celebrating Diwali by lighting crackers for the first time during a function organised by an NGO, Sulabh International, in Vrindaban on Thursday evening.

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A group of widows from Vrindavan who are being taken on a trip to Kolkata by non-governmental organization Sulabh International, walk out of the airport in Kolkata. Fifty widows from Vrindavan are being taken to Kolkata to celebrate Durga Puja.

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A group of widows from Vrindavan who are being taken on a trip to Kolkata by non-governmental organization Sulabh International prepare to disembark from an aircraft in Kolkata. Fifty widows from Vrindavan are being taken to Kolkata to celebrate Durga Puja.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat paying obeisance at Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan near Mathura.

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A widow walks with a cane as flowers fall from above during Holi celebrations organised by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan. The widows, many of whom at times have lived depserate lives in the streets of the temple town, celebrated the festival for the first time at the century old ashram.

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People throw colours on devotees inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi in Vrindavan.

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Devotees at a mass lunch organised by a trustee during 'Mauni Amavasaya,' considered most auspicious occassion, in Vrindavan.

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In this Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 photo, Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher is seen on the sets during the shooting for a biopic on the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, in Vrindavan.

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