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Indian Hindu devotees perform 'Tarpan', a ritual to pay obesience to... News PhotoDay,Hinduism,India,Indian Ethnicity,Last Day,Paying,Performance,Pilgrim,Praying,Religion,River,Siliguri,Tarpan,Vertical,West BengalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPIndian Hindu devotees perform 'Tarpan', a ritual to pay obesience to one's forefathers, on the last day of 'Pitrupaksh' - days for offering prayers to ancestors - on the banks of the river Mahananda in Siliguri on October 15, 2012. In Hindu mythology this day is also called 'Mahalaya' and describes the day when the gods created the ten armed goddess Durga to destroy the demon king Asura who plotted to drive out the gods from their kingdom. The five-day period of worship of Durga, who is attributed as the destroyer of evil, commences on October 20. AFP PHOTO/Diptendu DUTTA (Photo credit should read DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/GettyImages)