Sacred Thread Festival

Men adorned with a Janai or sacred thread, which is a yellow cotton string worn across the chest or tied around the wrist of the right hand, pray during the Janai Purnima Festival. The Janai Purnima Festival is known as the Sacred Thread Festival during which Hindu men, especially the Brahmans and Chettris, perform their annual changing of Janai or sacred thread.—Text by AFP/Images by Agencies

A young Nepalese Hindu Brahmin Priest looks on during the Janai Purnima Festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu.—Photo by AFP
A young Nepalese Hindu Brahmin Priest looks on during the Janai Purnima Festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu.—Photo by AFP
Young Nepalese Hindu priests, covered in yellow robes, walk during Janai Purnima.—Photo by AP
Young Nepalese Hindu priests, covered in yellow robes, walk during Janai Purnima.—Photo by AP
Nepalese Hindus wear the Janai, or sacred thread, across their chests during Janai Purnima.—Photo by AP
Nepalese Hindus wear the Janai, or sacred thread, across their chests during Janai Purnima.—Photo by AP
A Hindu devotee reads holy scripts during Janai Purnima.—Photo by AP
A Hindu devotee reads holy scripts during Janai Purnima.—Photo by AP
A young Nepalese Hindu priest offers vermillion mixed with rice to a devotees during Janai Purnima.—Photo by AP
A young Nepalese Hindu priest offers vermillion mixed with rice to a devotees during Janai Purnima.—Photo by AP
A Nepalese priest carries a figure of Hindu god of destruction, Kumbhaswor Mahadev during the Janai Purnima Festival at the Kumbheshwor temple in Patan, on the outskirts of Kathmandu.—Photo by AFP
A Nepalese priest carries a figure of Hindu god of destruction, Kumbhaswor Mahadev during the Janai Purnima Festival at the Kumbheshwor temple in Patan, on the outskirts of Kathmandu.—Photo by AFP
A Hindu priest ties a sacred thread on the hand of a devotee during the Janai Purnima.—Photo by Reuters
A Hindu priest ties a sacred thread on the hand of a devotee during the Janai Purnima.—Photo by Reuters
A young Hindu priest arranges sacred thread during the Janai Purnima.—Photo by Reuters
A young Hindu priest arranges sacred thread during the Janai Purnima.—Photo by Reuters
A Nepalese Hindu devotee, adorned with a Janai or sacred thread, which is a yellow cotton string worn across the chest or tied around the wrist of the right hand, prays during the Janai Purnima Festival.—Photo by AFP
A Nepalese Hindu devotee, adorned with a Janai or sacred thread, which is a yellow cotton string worn across the chest or tied around the wrist of the right hand, prays during the Janai Purnima Festival.—Photo by AFP

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srini
Aug 21, 2013 06:43pm

Nice to see the PIC. In this function we change our old thread and put new thread. Surprise to see PIC in pakistan newspaper.

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Aug 22, 2013 03:08pm

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