"The 'Mayana Soora Thiruvizha' festival takes place every March in the small village of Kaveripattinam, the day after Mahashivarathiri, the great night of Shiva. The festival is devoted to Angalamman, a fierce guardian deity.
2012 National Geographic Photography Contest: Money Sharma captured Govinda players gather together under Dahi Handi to making a human pyramid to catch and then break an earthen pot high in the air with the help of a rope, in order to win the set prizes.
On the eve of the springtime Holi Festival, a priest at the Radha Krishna Temple in Kolkata throws colour to devotees in a blessing believed to protect them against disease throughout the year. Photo taken by Sandipa Malakar.