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Updated: Nov 12, 2015 10:40 IST

Bengali widows celebrating Diwali festival at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. (PTI)

Bengali widows celebrating Diwali festival at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. (PTI)

Widows hold sparklers and deepas -- oil lamps -- during Diwali celebrations at Kesi Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna river in Vrindavan . (AFP)

Widows hold sparklers and deepas — oil lamps — during Diwali celebrations at Kesi Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna river in Vrindavan . (AFP)

A widow prays before a sacred tree during Diwali celebrations at the Meera Sahabhagini Widows Ashram in Vrindavan. (AFP)

A widow prays before a sacred tree during Diwali celebrations at the Meera Sahabhagini Widows Ashram in Vrindavan. (AFP)

Widows hold lit deepas -- oil lamps -- during Diwali celebrations at Kesi Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna river in Vrindavan. (AFP)

Widows hold lit deepas — oil lamps — during Diwali celebrations at Kesi Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna river in Vrindavan. (AFP)

A cow walks in the street during preparations for Diwali celebrations at the Meera Sahabhagini Widows Ashram in Vrindavan. (AFP)

A cow walks in the street during preparations for Diwali celebrations at the Meera Sahabhagini Widows Ashram in Vrindavan. (AFP)

Widows of Vrindavan celebrate Diwali organised by Sulabh International at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. (PTI)

Widows of Vrindavan celebrate Diwali organised by Sulabh International at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. (PTI)

Widows (in white), who have been abandoned by their families, hold earthen oil lamps as they offer prayers on the banks of the river Yamuna as part of Diwali celebrations . (REUTERS)

Widows (in white), who have been abandoned by their families, hold earthen oil lamps as they offer prayers on the banks of the river Yamuna as part of Diwali celebrations . (REUTERS)

Widows, who have been abandoned by their families, light sparklers after offering prayers on the banks of the river Yamuna as part of Diwali celebrations. (REUTERS)

Widows, who have been abandoned by their families, light sparklers after offering prayers on the banks of the river Yamuna as part of Diwali celebrations. (REUTERS)

 

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