Janai

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