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Shri Chandrasekara Bharathi Theertha Swamigal of Sringeri graces the... News PhotoAnnual Event,Diya - Oil Lamp,Earthenware,Electric Lamp,Event,Hinduism,Horizontal,Hyderabad - India,India,Month,Performance,Pilgrim,ReligionPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPShri Chandrasekara Bharathi Theertha Swamigal of Sringeri graces the event as Indian Hindu devotees perform a ritual by lighting diyas - earthen lamps - on the occasion of Karthika month in Hyderabad on November 26, 2012. Karthika month is one of the most auspicious months in the lunar calendar which begins on the day after Diwali, the Festival of Lights and ends after 30 days. It is considered very sacred by the devotees of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)