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An artisan works on a clay bust of Hindu god Shiva ahead of the Magh Mela festival held on the river banks of the river Ganges in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.

art and culture Updated: Jan 01, 2011 01:29 IST

An artisan works on a clay bust of Hindu god Shiva ahead of the Magh Mela festival held on the river banks of the river Ganges in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. The Magh Mela is a month-long Hindu festival that begins from mid-January. Every year the festival attracts a lot of visitors from all over the country to take a dip in the holy river. There are vibrant colours of India that can be seen here.