Clashes broke out in southern India for a second day on January 3rd as Hindu hardliners went on a rampage, seeking to enforce a general shutdown in protest over two women entering Sabarimala Ayyapa.
President Donald Trump lights a "diya," or oil lamp, as Indian Ambassador to the United States Navtej Singh Sarna looks on during a Diwali ceremony at the White House on November 13th, 2018.
An Indian sadhu performs evening prayer at Sangam during the Magh Mela festival in Allahabad on January 9th, 2018.
Balinese Hindus take part in a ceremony, where they pray near Mount Agung in hope of preventing a volcanic eruption, on November 26th, 2017.
Indian Hindu devotees participate in a ceremony to mark Vat Savitri Purnima on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on June 8th, 2017.
"For any immigrant culture, it's so important to see yourself represented in books and movies and music."