Photo Story – Nepalese Hindu devotees celebrate the Dashain Festival in Bhaktapur

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A Nepalese devotee participates in a religious ceremony by putting oil lamps over his body during Dashain Festival celebrations at the Baramahini Temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal, 15 October 2021. During the 15-day Dashain Festival, Nepalese Hindu devotees worship Durga, a mother goddess of power and prosperity, offering animal sacrifices, especially goats and buffalo. In general, the Dashain Hindu festival is a celebration of the victory of the gods over demons and the victory of good over evil.

VIA EPA-EFE/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

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