Ram Navami

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A young girl dressed as "Kumari", or living goddess, pauses at a ceremony during the Hindu festival of Ram Navami in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A young girl dressed as "Kumari", or living goddess, pauses at a ceremony during the Hindu festival of Ram Navami in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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Hindu devotees worship young girls as they sit together dressed as "Kumari", or living goddesses, during the Hindu festival of Ram Navami in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Hindu devotees worship young girls as they sit together dressed as "Kumari", or living goddesses, during the Hindu festival of Ram Navami in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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Worshippers pray during the festival of Ram Navami, at a temple in Allahabad,. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Worshippers pray during the festival of Ram Navami, at a temple in Allahabad,. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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A barber cuts the hair of a young girl as part of a ritual during the Hindu festival of Ram Navami, at a temple in Allahabad. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A barber cuts the hair of a young girl as part of a ritual during the Hindu festival of Ram Navami, at a temple in Allahabad. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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A barber cuts the hair of a young girl as part of a ritual during the Hindu festival of Ram Navami, at a temple in Allahabad. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A barber cuts the hair of a young girl as part of a ritual during the Hindu festival of Ram Navami, at a temple in Allahabad. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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A young girl dressed as "Kumari", or living goddess, pauses at a ceremony during the Hindu festival of Ram Navami in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A young girl dressed as "Kumari", or living goddess, pauses at a ceremony during the Hindu festival of Ram Navami in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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A Hindu devotee worships young girls as they sit together dressed as "Kumari", or living goddesses, during the festival of Ram Navami in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A Hindu devotee worships young girls as they sit together dressed as "Kumari", or living goddesses, during the festival of Ram Navami in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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Young Hindu girls sit together as they are worshipped as "Kumari", or a living goddess, during the festival of Ram Navami in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Young Hindu girls sit together as they are worshipped as "Kumari", or a living goddess, during the festival of Ram Navami in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

UPDATED ON APR 01, 2012 11:11 PM IST
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