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All Cows Eat Grass
Swallow at the Sunrise
Swasthani’s Inner Sanctum
Mighty Columbia River
The sloth bear portrait
brother and sister love
A large colony of bats in a golden cave.
Offerings of Support
Waterfall symmetry in north Iceland
Pwe-kaut waterfall
Alpine lake with icebergs.
Reciting Swasthani Scripture
The sloth bear portrait
Jellies
Stay in learn
Tailed Jay Butterfly Pollinating
Purifying the Path
Prayer
Women dance during an LGBT bloc party in the streets of Philadelphia.
Backlit langur mother and young
Waiting for a miracle
Mosque
Fog
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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
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PHOTO LOCATION Kathmandu, Nepal