Celebrating the defeat of demons

While in Kerala, India, Gulf News reader Ramesh Menon captured scenes from the ‘Shashti’ festival. According to the Hindu legends, it was on the day of Shashti that the deity Murugan defeated a demon named Soorapadman.

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18:22 March 19, 2017
Thousands of devotees throng the temples to witness grand events and listen to stories of epic battles.
Image by: Zarina Fernandes/ Gulf News
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