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Hindu devotees celebrate Janai Purnima Festival in Nepal

08-21-2013 15:40 BJT

NEPAL-LALITPUR-JANAI PURNIMA FESTIVAL

Hindu devotees observe the Janai Purnima Festival in Lalitpur, Nepal, Aug. 21, 2013. During the festival, people have the "Rakshya Bandhan" thread tied around the wrist. The yellow thread is purified by the chanting of Mantras by Brahmins as a symbol of protection from fear and disease. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

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