A Nepalese Hindu Takes Holy Bath For Festival

A Hindu devotee offers prayers on the occasion of Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread festival, near Pashupati temple in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. On Janai Purnima Hindus take holy baths and perform their annual change of the Janai, a sacred cotton string worn around their chest or tied on the wrist, in the belief that it will protect and purify them. <AP/NEWSis>


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