IN PICS -- Mourning, music and meditation: Shias and Sunnis observe Muharram

Muharram, also known as Ashura or 'Youm-e-Ashura', marks the beginning of the Islamic New Year. The 10th day of Muharram falls on 10th September this year. Muharram is also considered to be the holiest of all months after Ramzan.

published on : 10th September 2019

Kumbh 2019 in pictures: The faithful take dip at holy sangam on Makar Sankranti

The much-awaited 50-day Kumbh Mela commenced on 15 January to a roaring start as auspicious Makarsankranti dawned upon the sangam, the confluence of holy Ganga, Yamuna and mythological Saraswati, and 1.25 crore devotees, including sadhus, seers, religious leaders and common public took a holy dip amid chants of 'Har Har Gange' during the first 'shahi snan' in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad). (Photo | Pushkar V / EPS)

published on : 16th January 2019

IN PICTURES: 'Naga baba', the naked Hindu sadhus who only care about the bare necessities of life

As thousands of 'Naga babas' descend from the Himalayas to take part in the Kumbh mela in Allahabad, a shroud of mystery and appreciation surround these Hindu sadhus.

published on : 12th January 2019