Today in pics: Building collapses following rains in parts of India

Sat Jul 20 2013, 10:55 hrs
A building collapses following rains in Jammu on Saturday. (PTI)
A building collapses following rains in Jammu on Saturday. (PTI)
A building collapses following rains in Bikaner on Sunday. (PTI)
A building collapses following rains in Bikaner on Sunday. (PTI)
Braving heavy downpour here, lakhs of devotees witnessed the Suna Vesha of the Trinity- Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra- in golden attire, a ritual held annually marking end of the Rathyatra.  A temple worker carries a golden hand to dress up God Jagannath during a ritualistic ceremony in Puri. Jagannath Rathyatra is an annual religious procession outside the Jagannath temple, dedicated to lord Jagannath who is considered to be the lord of the universe. (AP)
Braving heavy downpour here, lakhs of devotees witnessed the Suna Vesha of the Trinity- Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra- in golden attire, a ritual held annually marking end of the Rathyatra.
A temple worker carries a golden hand to dress up God Jagannath during a ritualistic ceremony in Puri. Jagannath Rathyatra is an annual religious procession outside the Jagannath temple, dedicated to lord Jagannath who is considered to be the lord of the universe. (AP)
In the evening of the 11th day of the bright fortnight of Asadha, the deities are adorned with gold ornaments and dressed gorgeously in their respective chariots parked outside the 12th century shrine, said Pandit Surya Narayan Rathsharma, a researcher in Jagannath culture. Temple workers hold golden ornaments and walk through a crowd of devotees towards chariots carrying idols of lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra to dress them up in Puri. (AP)
In the evening of the 11th day of the bright fortnight of Asadha, the deities are adorned with gold ornaments and dressed gorgeously in their respective chariots parked outside the 12th century shrine, said Pandit Surya Narayan Rathsharma, a researcher in Jagannath culture.
Temple workers hold golden ornaments and walk through a crowd of devotees towards chariots carrying idols of lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra to dress them up in Puri. (AP)
A large number of devotees, many of whom came from far off places to witness the annual Rathyatra festival here, got an inkling of the Lord's opulence when the sibling deities donned gold ornaments from head to toe during the Suna Vesha ritual.  Temple workers carry golden ornaments on a decorated chariot during a ritualistic ceremony where the idols of God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are dressed up in Puri. (AP)
A large number of devotees, many of whom came from far off places to witness the annual Rathyatra festival here, got an inkling of the Lord's opulence when the sibling deities donned gold ornaments from head to toe during the Suna Vesha ritual.
Temple workers carry golden ornaments on a decorated chariot during a ritualistic ceremony where the idols of God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are dressed up in Puri. (AP)
The deities of the Jagannath temple were adorned with gold jewellery weighing about 208 kilogram, sources said adding that some times quantity of gold used in the annual  rituals also changes.  Temple workers hold golden ornaments and walk through a crowd of devotees towards chariots carrying idols of God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are dressed up in Puri. (AP)
The deities of the Jagannath temple were adorned with gold jewellery weighing about 208 kilogram, sources said adding that some times quantity of gold used in the annual rituals also changes.
Temple workers hold golden ornaments and walk through a crowd of devotees towards chariots carrying idols of God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are dressed up in Puri. (AP)
The deities' hands, arms and crowns are made of solid gold. Lord Jagannath holds a gold chakra in his right hand and silver 'sankha' (conch) in his left hand. Balabhadra holds a gold 'hala' (plough) in his left hand and a golden 'gada' (mace) in his right hand, said Rabinarayan Mishra, a former administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration.  Temple workers hold a golden crown as they ride on a decorated chariot outside the temple of Jagannath in Puri. (AP)
The deities' hands, arms and crowns are made of solid gold. Lord Jagannath holds a gold chakra in his right hand and silver 'sankha' (conch) in his left hand. Balabhadra holds a gold 'hala' (plough) in his left hand and a golden 'gada' (mace) in his right hand, said Rabinarayan Mishra, a former administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration.
Temple workers hold a golden crown as they ride on a decorated chariot outside the temple of Jagannath in Puri. (AP)
The Lord was made to don about 20 quintal of gold ornaments during those days, said a researcher adding that the weight of the ornaments came down subsequently, possibly to ward off subversive attacks from thieves.  Devotees throng around decorated chariots outside the temple of Jagannath in Puri. (AP)
The Lord was made to don about 20 quintal of gold ornaments during those days, said a researcher adding that the weight of the ornaments came down subsequently, possibly to ward off subversive attacks from thieves.
Devotees throng around decorated chariots outside the temple of Jagannath in Puri. (AP)
A father spends time with his daughter after offering prayers on the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at Jama Masjid in New Delhi. (AP)
A father spends time with his daughter after offering prayers on the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at Jama Masjid in New Delhi. (AP)
An old Muslim man reads the Quran at a mosque during the month of Ramadan in Kolkata. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP)
An old Muslim man reads the Quran at a mosque during the month of Ramadan in Kolkata. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP)
Muslims perform ablution before offering prayers at a mosque during the month of Ramadan in Kolkata. (AP)
Muslims perform ablution before offering prayers at a mosque during the month of Ramadan in Kolkata. (AP)
Muslims perform ablution before joining congregational prayers on the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at Jamia Masjid in New Delhi. (AP)
Muslims perform ablution before joining congregational prayers on the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at Jamia Masjid in New Delhi. (AP)
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