When Raja Met Rani
It is believed that if frogs are married off in the 'traditional' way, the rain god is pleased and the heavens open within days. Hence, frogs Raja (L) and Rani (R) were 'joined in holy matrimony' in a ceremony to usher in the delayed monsoon rains in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
We wish the couple a happy married life.
Men sit in utensils filled with water as they perform "Parjanya Yagya," a ritual to bring rains through Vedic techniques in Ahmedabad.
Sons of the Soil
Children lie in sludge as a ritual to induce rain in Allahabad.
Preparing For the Future
Women plough the field as a ritual to induce rain in village Barha, about 32 kilometers from Allahabad.
Taming the Rain
Farmers perform a ritual with sticks as they pray for rain during the Manda Festival at a temple on the outskirts of Ranchi.
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