Nagpanchmi, the festival of snakes, was celebrated on Sunday.
The festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the bright fortnight in the Hindu month of Shravan. People visit Shiva temples, worship snakes and offer them milk.
Image: Women offer prayers to a cobra during Nag Panchami festival, dedicated to the worship of snakes, in Allahabad on Sunday, July 26, 2009.
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