Most of those gathered at the ceremony were from nearby villages
At least 63 people have died in a stampede after the gate of a Hindu temple collapsed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police say.
Dozens more were injured in the panic at the temple in Pratapgarh district, 650km (400 miles) south-east of Delhi.
All of the dead identified so far are women and children, police say. The temple gate was still being built.
Hundreds of people have been killed in stampedes at crowded Indian temples in recent years.
'Counted all the bodies'
Thursday's disaster happened at a popular Ram Janaki temple in the town of Kunda in Pratapgarh district, about 25km (15 miles) north of the city of Allahabad.
The temple is owned by a Hindu holy man, Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj, who police say was marking the anniversary of the death of his wife with a ritual feast.
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Thousands of people had gathered for the ceremonial feast and free distribution of clothes - the stampede occurred when people scrambled to collect the offerings being handed out.
Local journalists told the BBC they were mostly poor people from local villages.
Police officials said an iron gate leading to the temple complex collapsed, leading to a crowd surge.
"We have now counted all the bodies and they include 37 children and 26 women who had come to collect free gifts," assistant superintendent of police SP Pathak told AFP news agency from the scene of the disaster.
The BBC's Ram Dutt Tripathi in the state capital, Lucknow, said the temple gate was under construction when it collapsed.
Emergency teams and ambulances were rushed to the site, some from neighbouring districts and the injured have been taken to hospitals.
Hundreds of people gathered at local hospitals for news of their relatives.
"She had just wandered in to see what was happening," 38-year-old Gudal, whose seven-year-old daughter died in the stampede, told the Associated Press news agency.
The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state, Ms Mayawati, has ordered an inquiry into the incident.
Government officials say it appears that the organisers of the event had been unprepared to deal with the size of the crowd.
Eyewitnesses say it took a while for help to arrive and there was no-one on hand initially to offer them any assistance.
There have been a number of similar accidents in India in which large numbers of people congregate in an area ill-equipped to handle big gatherings.
In 2008, nearly 300 people were killed in stampedes and scores injured in two different Hindu temples in Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh states.