Making serpent god smile

Updated: Jul 24, 2012 13:07 IST

Hindu devotees pour water over a cobra during Nag Panchami outside a temple in Amritsar. The Hindu festival of Nag Panchami, observed during the monsoon and sees prayers and tributes to snakes, is observed by many as the day of victory of Hindu God Lord Krishna over the Kaliya snake leading to Krishna also being known as 'Kaliya Mardan'. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU
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Hindu devotees pour water over a cobra during Nag Panchami outside a temple in Amritsar. The Hindu festival of Nag Panchami, observed during the monsoon and sees prayers and tributes to snakes, is observed by many as the day of victory of Hindu God Lord Krishna over the Kaliya snake leading to Krishna also being known as 'Kaliya Mardan'. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU

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