In India and Nepal, devoted Hindus dress up in elaborate costumes to celebrate Maha Shivrati or the Great Night of Shiva in reverence of Lord Shiva, lord of destruction.
The Jinshanling Great Walls shrouded in smog in Chengde, Hebei Province of China on February 24, 2014. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Meet the goddess Parnashavari, who features prominently in Asia Society Museum's new exhibition Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, on view through May 18.
The calm blue waters of Lake Tarbela in Haripur, Pakistan January 10, 2014. (Nauman Sadiq/Flickr)
A man rides his bicycle along a curving path in Kochi, India on February 6, 2014. (Alexander Ess/Flickr)
A couple of boats make their way on water through green mountains in China on February 19, 2014. (Frans van der Kuil/Flickr)
Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition explores artwork from a singular Tibetan Buddhist monastery that was largely destroyed during China's Cultural Revolution.
A setting sun casts an orange glow across the sky in Myanmar on January 28, 2014. (brentolson/Flickr)
In stark black-and-white images, Gazi Nafis Ahmed takes an intimate look at Bangladesh's marginalized gay community.
On a snowy day tourists stop for photos at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China on February 8, 2014. (Nathan Quarles/Flickr)
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