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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Reciting Swasthani Scripture

At dawn, the day of worship begins with the devotees reciting the opening words of the next chapter of the Swasthani Brata Katha, a holy recounting of how the universe was formed and tales of the goddess Swasthani and the god Shiva. Each day of the month-long festival focuses on one chapter of the Hindu scriptures.

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Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Copyright: © Mick Stetson