Here's a look at some of the recent incidents that have occured at religious places:
February 11, 2013: 37 pilgrims killed and scores injured in a stampede at a railway station in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad. The devotees were headed home from the Kumbh Mela.
November 19, 2012: 18 killed and several injured in a stampede on a bridge over the Ganga river during Chhath Puja in Patna, Bihar.
January 14, 2011: 104 pilgrims died on Makara Jyothi Day at Sabarimala in Kerala.
March 4, 2010: 63 people, mostly women and children, killed in a stampede at a temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh.
September 30, 2008: 224 pilgrims died in a stampede at Chamunda Devi temple in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur.
August 3, 2008: 150 worshippers killed in a stampede at Naina Devi temple sparked by rumours of a landslide in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh.
January 25, 2005: 340 people were killed in a stampede at Mandhar Devi temple Maharashtra's Satara district. The accident happened when some people fell down on the steps made slippery by devotees breaking coconuts.
August 27, 2003: 40 pilgrims killed and 125 injured in a stampede at Kumbh Mela in Nasik, Maharashtra.