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Pious Hindus offered prayers and incense at a suburb of Kathmandu yesterday, in honor of the month-long Swasthani festival, which celebrates the Goddess Swasthani.

Swasthani is thought to grant wishes to the pure-heaerted. Some Hindu women, such as those pictured in the background of this photo, will ask Swasthani for good husbands.