Photos: Praying to snakes

Photos: Praying to snakes

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An Indian snake charmer holds a cobra as a devotee pours milk over the serpent at the Shiva Temple in Amritsar on July 26, 2009, on the occasion of Nag-Panchami. 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 (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 12:58 PM

A Hindu devotee pours milk over a cobra during Nag Panchami outside a temple in Amritsar on July 23, 2012. 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        (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/GettyImages)

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