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Women sing and dance at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple during the Teej festival in Kathmandu August 28, 2014. The three-day festival, commemorating the union of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, involves sumptuous feasts and rigid fasting. Hindu women pray for marital bliss, the well-being of their spouses and children, and the purification of their own bodies and souls during this period of religious fasting.
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