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Hindus celebrate Mahabharata in New Delhi

Among the topics discussed in the Mahabharata, one of the two major Sanskrit epics of India, are the four goals of life: dharma (right action), artha (purpose), kama (pleasure), and moksha (liberation). To learn more, check out Wikipedia's entry.

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Indian Hindu musicians from the state of Himachal Pradesh play instruments and dance during a festival celebrating the Mahabharata in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Feb. 13. The festival showcases music and culture from all over India in celebration of one of Hinduism's most important texts.

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An Indian Hindu worshipper from the district of Garhwal in northern India is held up by others while in trance as he takes part in a ritual dance at a festival celebrating the Mahabharata in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Feb. 13. The dance, called the Pandava Nritya, depicts the story of one of Hinduism's most important texts.