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Purifying the Path

Men attendants carrying holy water on their headdress precede the devotees as they walk to the temple. The water, taken from one of the holy rivers, purifies the path taken by the devotees, ensuring that they remain pure, uncontaminated, before attending the ceremony.

TAGS: Nepal, Women

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Miyazaki, Japan
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Date Taken: 02.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 3:34 a.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Kathmandu, Nepal