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Hindu women in India celebrate Vat Savitri

STORY: Savitri, who according to Hindu mythology was a princess, impressed the Hindu God of death Yamraj by fasting and convinced him to grant her husband Prince Satyavan his life.

"All things that a woman uses after getting married like vermillion, bangles, red dye to apply on hands and feet, bindi and fruits are offered during this occasion," said a devotee in the northern holy pilgrimage city of Varanasi.