Swasthani Bratakatha Festival
Nepalese devotee women take a holy bath after offering prayers in Pashupathinath Temple premise during the month-long Swasthani Bratakatha festival, devoted to goddess Shree Swasthani in Kathmandu on Monday, February 8, 16. Devotees recite Holy Scripture and women pray for wellbeing of their spouses throughout the month-long fast.
Nepalese devotee women cross a temporary bridge after taking a holy bath during the month-long Swasthani Bratakatha festival, devoted to goddess Shree Swasthani in Panauti, Kavre, Nepal on Friday, February 12, 16. Men devotees recite Holy Scripture and women pray for wellbeing of their spouses throughout the month-long fast via travelling barefooted to holy shrines for worship. 
A Nepalese woman devotee bathes after offering prayers in Saalinadi River on the first day of the month-long Swasthani Bratakatha festival, devoted to goddess Shree Swasthani in Sankhu, Kathmandu on Sunday, January 24, 16. Devotees recite Holy Scripture and women pray for wellbeing of their spouses throughout the month-long fast.
Nepalese devotee women keep themselves warm next to a bonfire after taking a holy bath during the month-long Swasthani Bratakatha festival, devoted to goddess Shree Swasthani in Panauti, Kavre, Nepal on Friday, February 12, 16. Men devotees recite Holy Scripture and women pray for wellbeing of their spouses throughout the month-long fast via travelling barefooted to holy shrines for worship. 
Nepalese Hindu devotees offer prayers on the banks of Hanumante River during the last day of the month-long Swasthani Bratakatha festival, devoted to goddess Shree Swasthani and Lord Madhav Narayan in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Monday, February 22, 16. Men devotees recite Holy Scripture and women pray for wellbeing of their spouses throughout the month-long fast via travelling barefooted to holy shrines for worship.
A Nepalese Hindu devotee submerges taking a holy dip at Saalinadi River on the first day of the month-long Swasthani Bratakatha festival at Sankhu in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Devotees recite Holy Scripture and women pray for wellbeing of their spouses throughout the month-long fast.
A Nepalese Hindu boy reacts before submerging himself in the Hanumante River to offer prayers during the Madhav Narayan festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal on January 15, 2017. Devotees recite Holy Scripture and women pray for wellbeing of their spouses throughout the month-long fast devoted to Goddess Shree Swasthani and God Madhav Narayan. 
Nepalese Hindu devotee women collect holy water before taking part in prayer rituals on the banks of the Saalinadi River during the month-long Swasthani Bratakatha festival at Sankhu in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Devotees recite Holy Scripture and women pray for wellbeing of their spouses throughout the month-long fast.
Nepalese Hindu devotees roll on the ground to offer prayers on the last day of the Madhav Narayan festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal on February 10, 2017. Devotees recite Holy Scripture and women pray for wellbeing of their spouses throughout the month-long fast devoted to Goddess Shree Swasthani and God Madhav Narayan.
Nepalese Hindu devotee women warm themselves near a bonfire before taking a holy dip at Saalinadi River on the first day of the month-long Swasthani Bratakatha festival at Sankhu in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Devotees recite Holy Scripture and women pray for wellbeing of their spouses throughout the month-long fast.
Nepalese Hindu devotees roll on the ground to offer prayers before taking a holy dip in the Hanumante River during the Madhav Narayan festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal on January 15, 2017. Devotees recite Holy Scripture and women pray for wellbeing of their spouses throughout the month-long fast devoted to Goddess Shree Swasthani and God Madhav Narayan. 
Nepalese Hindu devotee women taking part in prayer rituals on the banks of the Saalinadi River during the month-long Swasthani Bratakatha festival at Sankhu in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Devotees recite Holy Scripture and women pray for wellbeing of their spouses throughout the month-long fast.
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