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Indian Hindu devotees perform 'Tarpan', rituals to pay obesience to... News PhotoCultures,Day,Ganges River,Hinduism,Horizontal,India,Indian Ethnicity,Indian Subcontinent,Kolkata,Last Day,Paying,Performance,Pilgrim,Praying,Religion,River,Spirituality,TarpanPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPIndian Hindu devotees perform 'Tarpan', rituals to pay obesience to one's forefathers on the last day of 'Pitrupaksh' - days for offering prayers to ancestors, on the banks of the holy river Ganga in Kolkata 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/Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/GettyImages)