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In pictures: Maharishi cremated

Followers look on as relatives light the funeral pyre of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Allahabad, India (11/02/2008)

Thousands of people have attended the cremation ceremony for influential Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who died last week at his home in the Netherlands.

The body of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is taken for cremation in Allahabad, India (11/02/2008)

Devotees of the Maharishi, who is credited with bringing meditation techniques to the West, chanted prayers and hymns during the ceremony in Allahabad, northern India.

The Maharishi's body is carried through crowds in Allahabad, India (11/02/2008)

The Maharishi's body was prepared according to traditional customs and carried through crowds of people from all over the world.

Crowds watch as relatives light the funeral pyre in India (11/02/2008)

The cremation took place at the Maharishi's retreat overlooking the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, a holy site in the Hindu religion.

Relatives prepare to light the funeral pyre of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Allahabad, India (11/02/2008)

Members of the Maharishi's family lit the funeral pyre, which had been decorated with flower petals and flags.

Ministers and Rajas from the Maharishi's group attend his cremation in India (11/02/2008)

The ceremony was also watched by leaders - known as rajas - from the Maharishi's group who have vowed to continue his work aiming to bring peace and healing through meditation.

Devotees queue to pay homage to the body of Maharishi Mahesh in India (10/02/2008)

Over the weekend, thousands of people had queued to pay their respects to the man whose Transcendental Meditation technique became a multi-million dollar empire.

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