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India stampede kills at least 27 and injures dozens during religious festival

File photograph of a bathing festival on part of the Godavari river.

Kushavarta, a place where river Godavari takes course and revered by Hindus as a sacred bathing place - India

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The Godavari River flows a distance of 1,465 kilometres, making it the second longest river in India, after the Ganges. The town of Rajahmundry is located on the banks of Godavari River and the river is the widest at this point. Its width is about 5 kilometres from Rajahmundry to the other side, where Kovvur is located.

Untitled - Found this lady drying the saree after bathing in Godavari river. This place is hosting the Mahakumbh mela, one of the biggest religious gatherings of India for…

Located in the town of Trimbak in the Nasik District of Maharashtra, the Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga is an ancient Shiva temple and known to be one of the 12 lingas of Shiva. The Kusavarta, or a sacred pond, located in the temple premises is the source of the River Godavari.The linga located in this temple has three faces symbolising Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra.#purepractices

16 Drown During Ganesh Idols Immersion Mumbai:The immersion of thousands of idols of the elephant-headed Lord Ganesha ended in most parts of Maharashtra on a tragic note with at least 16 visarjan-related deaths in the 24 hours to Friday morning officials said. Two people are missing At least seven deaths took place in Nashik during immersion ceremonies in the district lashed by rains since Thursday. An army soldier Sandeep Shirsat and another local S. Rameshwar drowned in a pond in…

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Tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims take holy dip at Kumbh Mela

Tens of thousands of Hindu pilgrims take holy dip at Kumbh Mela #dailymail