Photos: India celebrates No Moon Day

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Hindu women devotees offer prayers to a peepal tree on Somvati Amavasya in Allhabad, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Hindus across India perform various rituals as a part of Somvati Amavasya or No Moon Day. It is believed to be one of the most auspicious days. On this day Hindus traditionally fast and participate in various religious festivities.

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