Images: Navratri celebrations across India [Photos]

Devotees thronged temples in large numbers to mark the beginning of the nine-day long Hindu festival, Navratri on Friday.

FP Staff March 26, 2012 18:46:12 IST
Hindu devotees pray outside the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri festival in Jammu. AP
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Hindu devotees pray outside the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri festival in Jammu. AP
Hindu devotees tie religious piece of cloth at the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri. AP
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Hindu devotees tie religious piece of cloth at the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri. AP
Hindu devotees pray outside the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri. AP
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Hindu devotees pray outside the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri. AP
Hindu devotees stand in a queue inside the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri. AP
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Hindu devotees stand in a queue inside the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri. AP
A Hindu priest puts vermilion on the forehead of a devotee at the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri. AP
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A Hindu priest puts vermilion on the forehead of a devotee at the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri. AP
A Hindu devotee tries to ring a bell tied to a chain as other stand in a queue at the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri. AP
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A Hindu devotee tries to ring a bell tied to a chain as other stand in a queue at the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri. AP
A Hindu devotee offers prayers as other stand in a queue at the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri. AP
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A Hindu devotee offers prayers as other stand in a queue at the historical Kali Temple on the third day of the Navratri. AP
Hindu devotees offer coconuts as they pray inside the Alopi Devi temple in Allahabad. AP
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Hindu devotees offer coconuts as they pray inside the Alopi Devi temple in Allahabad. AP