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Janai Purnima 2020

One of the biggest days for higher class Hindus. During the event, ​the pilgrims bathe in the sacred water and change the threads on their hands

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The event occurs during the full moon every August and celebrates Shiva by emulating the sacred bathing. Th​e pilgrims also change the threads on their wrists to red or yellow for protection. They also chant powerful Gayatri mantra.

Witch Doctors performing for Janai Purnima celebrations in Patan 2020
Witch Doctors performing for Janai Purnima celebrations in Patan
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A sacred thread being tied around the wrist of a man for Janai Purnima festival in Patan 2020
A sacred thread being tied around the wrist of a man for Janai Purnima festival in Patan
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