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A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu today. Hindus mark the festival by offering special prayers and fasting.
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
Nepalese Hindu holy men walk to the Pashupatinath Temple to honour Lord Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction, in Kathmandu on Monday. According to the Nepali calendar, Shravan is considered the holiest month of the year with each Monday of the month known as Shravan Somvar when worshippers offer prayers for a happy and prosperous life