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"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.

National Folk Festival, Canberra, Easter 2008 (by Stuart-Cohen)

National Folk Festival, Canberra, Easter 2008 (by Stuart-Cohen) ^^so Etta

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Lanterns released to protect against bad luck at Loy Krathong Festival, Thailand. Photograph by Nanut Bovorn

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Stunning pictures from the National Geographic Photography Contest 2012 (© Money Sharma, National Geographic Photo Contest)

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.

La vigilia del Festival Holi nel tempio di Krishna a Calcutta. Un sacerdote getta polvere colorata come benedizione per proteggere i fedeli contro la malattia durante tutto l'anno.

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.

El Calafate, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina ~ Perito Moreno Glacier. El Calafate, Los Glaciares National Park

Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina