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Photos of the Day: Honoring the Lord Shiva

A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 27, 2014. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting to worship Lord Shiva, the lord of destruction. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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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.

India's Move on 'Hindus' Shows Disturbing Fear of Free Expression

Image taken from the cover of Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus: An Alternative History.'
Arts

The recent brouhaha over a book on religion has Vishakha Desai worried that Indian cultural discourse is being "hijacked by narrow-minded interests."

Photos of the Day: Diwali Around the World

For Diwali, the festival of lights, people honor the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, decorate their homes with flowers and diyas (earthen lamps), and celebrate the homecoming of the God Ram after he vanquished the demon king Ravana. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)
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This year, Diwali will be celebrated on November 3, 2013. Here's a look at how Hindus around the world celebrate the festival of lights.

Diwali Around the World, in Photos and Tweets

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The 2011 Festival of Lights, Diwali, captured in photos and tweets from around the world.

Digital Devotion: Mobile App Updates Hindu Ritual Karva Chauth

Tanishq launches mobile application for Karva Chauth.
Lifestyle

In the annual north Indian festival of Karva Chauth, married Hindu and Sikh women don’t eat or drink from sunrise to moonrise in the hopes that their husbands will be blessed with longevity. While some local traditions differ, most women look at the moon through a sieve or a cloth before eating or drinking.

Now, though, if one company has its way, they can use their own phones instead of a sieve.

Video Highlights: Joseph Lelyveld Discusses Gandhi

Biographer Joseph Lelyveld discusses the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi at Asia Society New York on April 7, 2011.
Lifestyle

Joseph Lelyveld discussed his controversial new Gandhi biography at the Asia Society in New York on April 7.

Photo of the Day: Indian Malaysians Celebrate Hindu Festival

Lifestyle

The Hindu festival of Thaipusam is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia.

Photo of the Day: India Celebrates Chhath Festival

An Indian Hindu devotee hand over a traditional oil lamp as they prepare for prayers to the sun during the Chhath Festival while standing in a water body, in Bangalore on November 12, 2010.
Lifestyle

Chhat festival is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun), Agni (fire) and Lord Kartikeya or Muruga.

Photo of the Day: A Dip for Diwali

An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarover (water tank) at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 5, 2010.
Lifestyle

An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarover (water tank) at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 5, 2010.

Photo of the Day: A Holy Day for Hindu Devotees

Devout Indian Hindus throng a main road in Mumbai as a huge idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha is transported for immersion into the Arabian Sea during the Ganesha Festival
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Devout Indian Hindus throng a main road in Mumbai as a huge idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha is transported for immersion into the Arabian Sea during the Ganesha Festival