Hindus

A young Hindu priest arranges sacred thread during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, Festival at the premises of Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu...A young Hindu priest arranges sacred thread during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, Festival at the premises of Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu August 21, 2013. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A young Hindu priest arranges sacred thread as he observes the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread festival, at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread during the festival for protection and purification

A boy sits under the chariot as he waits for the coin to drop from the chariot during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur...A boy sits under the chariot as he waits for the coin to drop from the chariot during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur May 21, 2013. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A boy waits patiently for a coin to drop from the chariot during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur on Tuesday. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season