Ritual bath

Nepalese Hindu women take ritual baths in the Bagmati River during the Rishi Panchami festival in Kathmandu on August 24, 2009. Rishi Panchami marks the end of the three-day long Teej festival, in which married women fast and pray for the good health of their husbands to Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.

( Getty Images / August 24, 2009 )

Nepalese Hindu women take ritual baths in the Bagmati River during the Rishi Panchami festival in Kathmandu on August 24, 2009. Rishi Panchami marks the end of the three-day long Teej festival, in which married women fast and pray for the good health of their husbands to Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.

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