Saturday, August 27, 2016

Nepal Celebrates Hindu Sacred Thread Festival – in Pictures

A priest wearing a sacred thread performs a ritual during the festival
INDIA---Photographer Navesh Chitrakar documents the Janai Purnima (sacred thread festival) at Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hindus take baths and change their sacred threads, or Janai, for protection and purification during the festival. [link]

A sacred thread is held by a devotee as he performs rituals