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Devotees at a Hindu festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

NAVESH CHITRAKAR / Reuters

A devotee takes a rest after taking a holy dip in Panauti near Kathmandu during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival on Feb. 7. Goddess Sri Swasthani, known to grant wishes of her devotees, is worshipped for the whole month of Poush.

Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

Devotees take a holy dip in the Triveni River in Panauti near Kathmandu during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival on Feb. 7.

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