Priests and devotees of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) participate in a 'Narsimha Sudarsan Yajna', a prayer session for relief from the coronavirus pandemic, in Hyderabad.
People take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and the Yamuna on 'Mauni Amavasya' or new moon day, an auspicious bathing day during the annual month long Hindu religious fair "Magh Mela" In Prayagraj.
Devotees carry images of deities as they gather to take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and the Yamuna on 'Mauni Amavasya' or new moon day, an auspicious bathing day during the annual month long Hindu religious fair "Magh Mela" In Prayagraj.
Nepalese Hindu devotees offer prayers along the banks of the Hanumante river in Bhaktapur, Nepal. During the festival, devotees recite holy scriptures dedicated to Hindu goddess Swasthani and Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to get a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing a month-long fast.
Russian Orthodox believers, one of them wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus infection, bath in the icy water during a traditional Epiphany celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia. The temperature in St. Petersburg is -5C (23F).
Devotees offer prayers on the bank of Brahmaputra river on the occasion of Mahalaya, in Guwahati. ‘Mahalaya' is celebrated at the end of 'Pitru Paksha', a 16-day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors.
A family performs rituals for the salvation of their ancestors on the occasion of 'Vavubali Tharpanam', at their home in Thiruvananthapuram. The customary rituals performed at designated temples have been banned this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.