Photo: India celebrates No Moon Day

Hindus across India perform various rituals as a part of Somvati Amavasya or No Moon Day. It is believed to be one of the most auspicious days. Hindus traditionally fast and participate in various religious festivities.

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An Indian Hindu devotee performs rituals in the the river Ganges on Somvati Amavasya, or no moon day, in Allahabad, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Hindu devotees gather on the banks of the River Ganges to take holy dips on the auspicious occasion of Somvati Amavasya in Haridwar, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. It is a rare occurrence in a year and is considered highly auspicious. (AP Photo/Sandeep Sharma)
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Hindu women offer prayers to a peepal tree on Somvati Amavasya in Allhabad, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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An Indian Hindu woman ties a thread around a banyan tree to seek prosperity and longevity for her husband on Somvati Amavasya in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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Indian Hindu devotees help bathe an elderly woman as they perform rituals in the the river Ganges on Somvati Amavasya, or no moon day, in Allahabad, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Indian Hindu women tie threads around a banyan tree to seek prosperity and longevity for their husbands on Somvati Amavasya in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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Hindu women devotees offer prayers to a peepal tree on Somvati Amavasya in Allhabad, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Indian Hindu women pray near a Banyan tree to seek prosperity and longevity for their husbands on Somvati Amavasya in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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A man carries his children to take a dip in the river Ganges on Somvati Amavasya, or no moon day, in Allahabad, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)