Gadhimai festival is a two-day religious festival in Nepal wherein more than 250,000 animals are sacrificed to appease a Hindu goddess. This festival is held every five years at the temple of Gadhimai, the goddess of power, in Bariyarpur, Nepal, near the Indian border.
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A Bengali couple named Sofie and Amit were married in a traditional Bengali wedding ceremony in Mamallapuram in eastern India. In the Gaye Holud ritual, the bride and groom are presented with fish dressed up as them. Sofie took it upon herself to have some fun with her fish!
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A boy crawls under a cow during a religious ceremony celebrating the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu. Hindus all over Nepal are celebrating the festival during which they worship cows, which are considered a maternal figure, and other animals. It is very similar to the Govardhan Puja festival posted earlier.
18 Years old Indian girl Mangli Munda was told by village elders that she was cursed with bad luck and to lift the spell permanently she was ordered to marry a dog because if she marries a man it would bring destruction to the family and her community. They were married in a ceremony in the girl’s village in Jharkhand, India.