EPA 2012-08-11 21:05:07 Hindu - Buddhist rites
Hung by steel hooks to redeem a vow this Sri Lankan Hindu places holy ash on the foreheads of other devotees during the annual vel or chariot festival of the Arumuham Sivasubramaniam Swami Hindu temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 11 August 2012. Variously called Murugan, Arumugam the six headed god, Skanda by the Hindus and God Kataragama by the Sinhalese, this deity is a lifeline between the island nation?s major religions Hinduism and Buddhism. EPA/M.A.PUSHPA KUMARA
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