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Swasthani’s Inner Sanctum

Women devotees, gather in the temple’s inner sanctum to pray and recite the last scriptures prescribed for this day. The Swasthani Puja is one of the important Hindu festivals of Nepal and one of the last examples of a matriarchal tradition in our modern world. More than 200 women make the annual pilgrimage to the Kathmandu Valley to fast and pray during the month-long festival.

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Miyazaki, Japan
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Date Taken: 02.2014
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 3:42 a.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Kathmandu, Nepal