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A Nepalese devotee offers ritual prayer at the Bank of Bagmati River of Pashupatinath Temple during Rishi Panchami Festival celebrations at Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Rishi Panchami festival is  celebrated as the last day of three-day long Teej Festival. The Teej festival is celebrated by Hindu women in Nepal as well as in some parts of India. During the three-day long festival, women observe a day-long fast and pray for the long life of their husbands as well as for a happy family. Those who are unmarried pray for a good husband and a long life. Due to prohibitory order lockdown in Kathmandu valley for a week-long, as rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. (Photo by Narayan Maharjan/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A Nepalese devotee offers ritual prayer at the Bank of Bagmati River of Pashupatinath Temple during Rishi Panchami Festival celebrations at Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Rishi Panchami festival is celebrated as the last day of three-day long Teej Festival. The Teej festival is celebrated by Hindu women in Nepal as well as in some parts of India. (Photo by Narayan Maharjan/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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20 Sep 2020 00:01:00
Devotees walk through the woods of Changu Narayan as they arrive to perform rituals and prayers during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal February 8, 2017. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

Devotees walk through the woods of Changu Narayan as they arrive to perform rituals and prayers during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal February 8, 2017. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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12 Feb 2017 00:05:00
Indian brides and grooms wait for the start of a mass wedding in New Delhi on June 15, 2014. Some 92 low-income and disabled couples tied the knot in a free mass wedding ceremony organised by the non-profit organisation Narayan Sewa Sansthan. (Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP Photo)

Indian brides and grooms wait for the start of a mass wedding in New Delhi on June 15, 2014. Some 92 low-income and disabled couples tied the knot in a free mass wedding ceremony organised by the non-profit organisation Narayan Sewa Sansthan. (Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP Photo)
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17 Jun 2014 10:43:00
Indian underprivileged and specially abled grooms and brides in traditional marriage attire arrives to take part in a mass marriage ceremony in Mumbai, India, 29 May 2016. Around 51 couples got married during the ceremony which was organized by Narayan Seva Sansthan, for the underprivileged and specially abled people. From this 51 couples, both the partners are physically disabled in 22 couples, one partner is physically disabled in seven couples and 22 couples are from underprivileged circumstances. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA)

Indian underprivileged and specially abled grooms and brides in traditional marriage attire arrives to take part in a mass marriage ceremony in Mumbai, India, 29 May 2016. Around 51 couples got married during the ceremony which was organized by Narayan Seva Sansthan, for the underprivileged and specially abled people. From this 51 couples, both the partners are physically disabled in 22 couples, one partner is physically disabled in seven couples and 22 couples are from underprivileged circumstances. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA)
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31 May 2016 11:48:00
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History Created on 15th June 92 Young poor & Physically challenged Couples tied in a lifelong knot of Marriage “Free of Cost” Combined Marriage Function at Ramlila Ground on behalf of “Narayan Sewa Sansthan”. “Although we are unable to move without the support of a crutch or might take the help of others in performing every activity, still, we can afford to become a support for each other”. With this spirit, 92 young disabled and poor brides &bridegrooms promised to support each other throughout their life. The historical Ramliila Ground of Delhi became the witness of this mega event. Photo: Mass wedding in Delhi.
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20 Jun 2014 10:24:00
People wait at a bus stop during heavy rain in Kathmandu, Nepal on September 21, 2020. The government eased the coronavirus lockdown for economic activities despite the number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise in Nepal. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

People wait at a bus stop during heavy rain in Kathmandu, Nepal on September 21, 2020. The government eased the coronavirus lockdown for economic activities despite the number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise in Nepal. (Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)
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09 Oct 2020 00:01:00
A woman hangs red chillies to dry outside her house at Khokana village on the outskirts of Kathmandu on August 5, 2020. (Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP Photo)

A woman hangs red chillies to dry outside her house at Khokana village on the outskirts of Kathmandu on August 5, 2020. (Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP Photo)
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01 Sep 2020 00:05:00
Farmers take a break for lunch while celebrating National Paddy Day, also called Asar Pandra, that marks the commencement of rice crop planting in paddy fields as monsoon season arrives, in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 29, 2020. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

Farmers take a break for lunch while celebrating National Paddy Day, also called Asar Pandra, that marks the commencement of rice crop planting in paddy fields as monsoon season arrives, in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 29, 2020. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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06 Jul 2020 00:05:00