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The Teej festival

The three-day long Teej festival, celebrated by Hindu women in India and Nepal, is observed by married women fasting during the day and praying for their husband's longevity, while unmarried women wish for handsome husbands and happy conjugal lives. - Photos by agencies

A woman sings and dances as she watches her friends from a window during the Teej festival at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, August 31, 2011.
A woman sings and dances as she watches her friends from a window during the Teej festival at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, August 31, 2011.
Women sing and dance at Pashupatinath Temple.
Women sing and dance at Pashupatinath Temple.
A woman is seen as her friend applies make up on her face during the festival.
A woman is seen as her friend applies make up on her face during the festival.
Women rest at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple.
Women rest at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple.
A woman washes her hand during the festival.
A woman washes her hand during the festival.
Women sing and dance during the festival.
Women sing and dance during the festival.
Indian Hindu women dance after offering prayers to the Hindu god of destruction Lord Shiva during the festival in Siliguri on August 31, 2011.
Indian Hindu women dance after offering prayers to the Hindu god of destruction Lord Shiva during the festival in Siliguri on August 31, 2011.
An offering plate is seen as a woman offers prayers to Lord Shiva.
An offering plate is seen as a woman offers prayers to Lord Shiva.
Nepalese Hindu women dressed in red, dance after paying homage to Shiva as they celebrate the festival in Kathmandu.
Nepalese Hindu women dressed in red, dance after paying homage to Shiva as they celebrate the festival in Kathmandu.

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kautiliya Sep 01, 2011 10:14am
Great Tradition-beautiful women- what joy sparkles from their eyes. I hope that one day,that all women would be free in the world to really thank their unions with their spouses.
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