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Bizarre Hindu Prayer For Rain In Ahmadabad, India

Hindu priests prayer for rain

Hindu priests sit in cauldrons of water in front of a fire while performing the “Parjanya Varun Yagam”, a special prayer for rain, in the western Indian city of Ahmadabad.

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Giant Easter Omelette

Giant Easter Omelette

Around the world, Easter Monday is a day of relaxing with friends and family, enjoying the leftovers from the prior day’s feast. For the people of Bessiers, a town near Toulouse in Southern France, Easter Monday is the day to enjoy an omelette.

But, not just any omelette. Legend has it that, while traveling through the region, Napoleon and his army rested near Bessiers. While there, Napoleon ate an omelette prepared by a local innkeeper. He found this omelette so delicious, he ordered the whole town to gather and prepare a huge omelette for his army.

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Bolivian Skull Festival

Bolivian Skull Festival

Day of the Dead or skull festival is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

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Bizarre Indian Govardhan Puja Festival

Bizarre Indian Govardhan Puja Festival

Hindu devotees lie on the ground in front of running cows as part of a ritual during the Govardhan Puja festival in Dhar, India. Hindus believe that Lord Krishna lifted Govardhan Mountain on this day to save the villagers from excessive rains.

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Snake Bathing with Milk in Nag Panchami Festival, India

Snake Bathing with Milk

A Hindu devotee bathed a snake with milk during Nag Panchami festival in Jammu, India. The Hindu festival of Nag Panchami is a day dedicated to the worship of snakes.

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