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Amarnath: Journey to the shrine of a Hindu god
Each year, Hindu devotees make a pilgrimage to the sacred Amarnath Cave, one of the most revered Hindu shrines, near Baltal, Kashmir, India. More than 700,000 Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in this year’s two-month pilgrimage.
(Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

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Amarnath: Journey to the shrine of a Hindu god

Each year, Hindu devotees make a pilgrimage to the sacred Amarnath Cave, one of the most revered Hindu shrines, near Baltal, Kashmir, India. More than 700,000 Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in this year’s two-month pilgrimage.

(Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

FARAH STOCKMAN
A man, a movie, and a kite 
Like the kite he flies, an Indian actor soars, dips, then soars again.
(FARAH STOCKMAN/GLOBE STAFF)

FARAH STOCKMAN

A man, a movie, and a kite

Like the kite he flies, an Indian actor soars, dips, then soars again.

(FARAH STOCKMAN/GLOBE STAFF)

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Lathmar Holi festival 
- Traditionally a rite that celebrates the coming of spring, Holi is marked by joyous participants throwing colored water and powder. In northern Uttar Pradesh, “Lathmar Holi” is celebrated before Holi itself, and while it is a rite of spring there as well, the festival also features another layer of fun rooted in Hindu mythology. (23 photos total)

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Lathmar Holi festival

- Traditionally a rite that celebrates the coming of spring, Holi is marked by joyous participants throwing colored water and powder. In northern Uttar Pradesh, “Lathmar Holi” is celebrated before Holi itself, and while it is a rite of spring there as well, the festival also features another layer of fun rooted in Hindu mythology. (23 photos total)

Indian Americans across the region are celebrating Diwali today, an annual holiday also known as the “festival of lights.”

Indian Americans across the region are celebrating Diwali today, an annual holiday also known as the “festival of lights.”

THE BIG PICTURE: Krishna Janmashtami
- Indian Hindu devotees throughout the world celebrate Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna with enormous zeal and enthusiasm. (27 photos total)

THE BIG PICTURE: Krishna Janmashtami

- Indian Hindu devotees throughout the world celebrate Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna with enormous zeal and enthusiasm. (27 photos total)

Milk storage unit uses sun to keep cool
- Got chilled milk? That’s the unofficial slogan for Boston-based Promethean Power Systems, a company that this month received a grant from the National Science Foundation to further develop its innovative milk refrigeration system.

Milk storage unit uses sun to keep cool

- Got chilled milk? That’s the unofficial slogan for Boston-based Promethean Power Systems, a company that this month received a grant from the National Science Foundation to further develop its innovative milk refrigeration system.