People watch devotees performing religious rituals during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival, in the woods of Changu Narayan in Bhaktapur, January 31, 2015. During the month long festival, devotees ... more 
People watch devotees performing religious rituals during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival, in the woods of Changu Narayan in Bhaktapur, January 31, 2015. During the month long festival, devotees recite one chapter of a Hindu tale daily from the 31-chapter sacred Swasthani Brata Katha book that is dedicated to God Madhavnarayan and Goddess Swasthani, alongside various other gods and goddesses and the miraculous feats performed by them. The devotees also go on pilgrimages to various temples, perform religious rituals, take a holy bath in the rivers and fast for a month, especially among women who believe fasting helps in their family's well-being or in getting them a good husband. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) less 
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