Nepal Hindu Festival

Associated Press
Nepal Hindu Festival

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The festival marks the end of the monsoon season and beginning of autumn.

More than hundred girls under the age of nine gathered for the tradition of worshiping young pre-pubescent girls as manifestations of the divine female energy.

The ritual holds a strong religious significance in Newar community. It is a community affair held primarily to save small girls from diseases and bad luck in the years to come. (Associated Press)

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