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A Naga sadhu at the Maha Kumbh at Allahabad on 15 February.  AP

In this combination of two photos taken on  13 February Hindu holy man Baba Sanjay poses before, left, and after, right, he had his head and face shaved as part of an initiation ritual where he was to become a Naga Sadhu. AP

The initiation of new Naga Sadhus can only be performed at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, which occurs once every 12 years. AP

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Varanasi is the epicenter of the Hindu faith, like Jerusalem to Christians and Mecca to Muslims. In this series, Joey L focuses on these men of faith who devote their lives to the pursuit of spiritual liberation. Their reality is dictated by the Spirit, not by material objects.

A devotee at Mela Chiraghan, an annual Festival of Lights in Pakistan. He was standing in front of a huge fire, casting the orange glow in the background. (Lahore, Pakistan, March 2011, Canon 40D)
Photograph by Yasir Nisar (Lahore, Pakistan). Smithsonian Magazine

A devotee at Mela Chiraghan, an annual Festival of Lights in Pakistan. He was standing in front of a huge fire, casting the orange glow in the background. (Lahore, Pakistan, March 2011, Canon 40D)

Photograph by Yasir Nisar (Lahore, Pakistan). 
Smithsonian Magazine

An Indian Sikh devotee lights oil lamps at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas or Diwali to mark the return of the Sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji, who was freed from imprisonment and also managed to release 52 political prisoners at the same time from Gwalior fort by Mughal Emperor Jahangir in 1619.Picture: NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian Sikh devotee lights oil lamps at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas or Diwali to mark the return of the Sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji, who was freed from imprisonment and also managed to release 52 political prisoners at the same time from Gwalior fort by Mughal Emperor Jahangir in 1619.Picture: NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

Abba Yohanni Church - Ethiopia - Photo by Fernando Peres Rodrigues

Abba Yohanni Church - Ethiopia - Photo by Fernando Peres Rodrigues

In his series ‘Menonos’, photographerJordi Ruiz Cirera documents life and the inner struggles lived in the Mennonite communities in Eastern Bolivia. Mennonites are christian anabaptists who arrived during the fifties from Canada, Mexico or Belize, hoping to find religious freedom and to be able to preserve their lifestyle. Today more than fifty thousand Mennonites in Bolivia. It’s difficult to know the exact number since Menenos, as they are called in Bolivia, live here unregistered or with foreign passports. They live as their German ancestors once did without electricity, telephones or cars and are extremely isolated from the local community. However, the pressure of the surrounding society is creating difficulties for them to survive. 

Asian Landscapes And People By Weerapong Chaipuck

Druids Celebrate Spring Equinox At Stonehenge
Druids watch the sunrise as they celebrate the Spring Equinox at Stonehenge on March 20 2009 near Amesbury, Wiltshire, England. Several hundred druids and pagans were granted special access to the ancient monument to mark the date in the calender when the length of the day and the night are equal (this happens twice a year, at Spring and Autumn Equinox). To the druids Spring Equinox celebrates the renewed life of the Earth that comes with spring and attribute the changes that are going on in the world to an increase in the powers of their God and Goddess.
(March 19, 2009 - Source: Matt Cardy/Getty Images Europe)
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Isis Holding a Cobra late 1st century BC-AD 2nd century (Roman)

HH:  Isis is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. Woshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic.

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cauldronandcross:

Isis Holding a Cobra
late 1st century BC-AD 2nd century (Roman)

HH:  Isis is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. Woshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic.

Biblical Archaeology: The Wife of God | BBC Documentary

Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou examines how archaeological discoveries are changing the way people interpret stories from the Bible. Stavrakopoulou visits key archaeological excavations where ground-breaking finds are being unearthed, and examines evidence for and against the Biblical account of King David.

Was the God of Abraham unique? Were the ancient Israelites polytheists? And is it all possible that God had another half? Marshalling compelling evidence from archaeology, Islam and the Bible text itself, she identifies and visits the exact site of Eden.

Did God Have a Wife?
Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou asks whether the ancient Israelites believed in one God as the Bible claims.

She puts the Bible text under the microscope, examining what the original Hebrew said, and explores archaeological sites in Syria and the Sinai which are shedding new light on the beliefs of the people of the Bible.

Was the God of Abraham unique? Were the ancient Israelites polytheists? And is it at all possible that God had another half?

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HH:  Ready for Easter - egg symbolism and celebrating new life -  Eostur, Eastar, Ostara, and Ostar.

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Sam Kaplan

HH:  Ready for Easter - egg symbolism and celebrating new life -  Eostur, Eastar, Ostara, and Ostar.

iftar feast – the meal Muslims use to break their fast at dusk, after going without food and drink during the day.

While iftars are held every day of Ramadan, booking is advised. Visitors to the city should be aware that eating and drinking, smoking and chewing gum in public are all illegal before sundown. If you want to eat or drink during the day, make sure it is in a private place.
Georgina Wilson-Powell is the Dubai Localite for BBC Travel.

iftar feast – the meal Muslims use to break their fast at dusk, after going without food and drink during the day.

  • While iftars are held every day of Ramadan, booking is advised. Visitors to the city should be aware that eating and drinking, smoking and chewing gum in public are all illegal before sundown. If you want to eat or drink during the day, make sure it is in a private place.

    Georgina Wilson-Powell is the Dubai Localite for BBC Travel.

 Grand Mosque, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso - John Paskey

 Grand Mosque, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso - John Paskey

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
– Dalai Lama
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
– Dalai Lama