Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls

Updated: April 04, 2014 14:34 IST
With just a few days to go for the elections, candidates offer prayers at various shrines and religious monuments across the country.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Bollywood actress and BJP candidate Kirron Kher receives parsad at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Former Chief Minister of Punjab and Congress candidate for Amritsar's parliamentary seat, Amarinder Singh holds a picture of Jesus Christ, presented to him by supporters during an election campaign rally at Majitha village, some 25 kms from Amritsar.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Leader of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal visits the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Patna Shatraughan Sinha performs puja along with wife at a temple in Patna.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
AAP candidate Gul Panag holds a sword at a gurudwara during her election campaign for Lok Sabha elections in Chandigarh.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Congress candidate from Amritsar, Capt. Amarinder Singh performs kanjak pujan during his visit to a mandir on the occasion of Rama Navami in Amritsar.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
The BJP candidate from Amritsar, Arun Jaitley, too offered prayers at a mandir on the occasion of Rama Navami in Amritsar.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
BJP President Rajnath Singh pays obeisance at a Gurudwara in Lucknow.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav performs puja before filing his nomination from Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi participate in a havan (religious ceremony) at the Congress office, before Ms Gandhi filed her nomination from Raebareli. The havan has been a Gandhi family tradition for years.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Arvind Kejriwal, while in Varanasi to campaign against Narendra Modi, took a dip in river Ganga at the Bhainsasur Ghat and told reporters, "Fighting against Modi is a small thing. Saving the country from corruption is a big issue now. I prayed to God to give me the strength to fight and save the country."

He also visited the Kashi Vishvanath temple.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Narendra Modi visited the Vaishno Devi shrine ahead of his rally in Jammu and Kashmir. Seen here, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, on his way to offer prayers at the shrine.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Former India football captain and Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Baichung Bhutia visits a dargah in Siliguri.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Union Minister and Congress candidate from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor tweeted this picture of him offering prayers at Kolathukara Shiva Temple.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Former India cricket skipper and Indian National Congress party candidate from Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, Mohammad Azharuddin, visits the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Former Chief Minister and Congress party Lok Sabha candidate from Amritsar - Captain Amarinder Singh pays obeisance at the Golden Temple.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa also pays obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
Congress candidate from Bhopal constituency P C Sharma carrying a basket while taking part in a procession of Gangaur festival in Bhopal.The festival is celebrated in some states between March-April.
Candidates seek divine intervention ahead of polls
BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley along with his wife Sangeeta and daughter Sonali pay obeisance at Shri Durgiana temple before filling nomination papers.

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