Nepalese Hindu devotees play before collecting water from the Bagmati river during the “Bol Bom” pilgrimage at Sudarijaal, outskirts ofKatmandu,Nepal. During this pilgrimage, devotees walk miles barefooted before offering the water at the Pashupatinath lord Shiva temple inKatmandu. Shravan Somwar or the Monday of Hindu calendar month Shravan is considered auspicious for offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction. - Photos by AP

A Nepalese Hindu devotee offers prayers as he takes holy bath before collecting water from the Bagmati river during the ?Bol Bom? pilgrimage at Sudarijaal.
A Nepalese Hindu devotee offers prayers as he takes holy bath before collecting water from the Bagmati river during the ?Bol Bom? pilgrimage at Sudarijaal.
Nepalese Hindu devotees arrive to collect water from the Bagmati river during the ?Bol Bom? pilgrimage at Sudarijaal, outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal.
Nepalese Hindu devotees arrive to collect water from the Bagmati river during the ?Bol Bom? pilgrimage at Sudarijaal, outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal.
During this pilgrimage, devotees walk miles barefooted before offering the water at the Pashupatinath lord Shiva temple in Katmandu.
During this pilgrimage, devotees walk miles barefooted before offering the water at the Pashupatinath lord Shiva temple in Katmandu.
A Nepalese girl offers prayers to Lord Shiva at Sudarijaal, outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal.
A Nepalese girl offers prayers to Lord Shiva at Sudarijaal, outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal.
Shravan Somwar or the Monday of Hindu calendar month Shravan is considered auspicious for offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction.
Shravan Somwar or the Monday of Hindu calendar month Shravan is considered auspicious for offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction.
Nepalese Hindu devotees play before collecting water from the Bagmati river during the ?Bol Bom? pilgrimage at Sudarijaal.
Nepalese Hindu devotees play before collecting water from the Bagmati river during the ?Bol Bom? pilgrimage at Sudarijaal.

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