Dashain 2017

Dashain 2074   

       Hindu celebrated the ninth day of the major annual festival of Dashain by offering animal sacrifices to the Goddess Durga.

Goats and buffaloes were herded into temples across the Nepali capital where they were slaughtered with sacrificial swords, an epa journalist reports.
The heads of the slaughtered animals were then laid among other offerings for the Hindu Goddess Durga, a mother figure of power and prosperity.
Similar sacrifices were made across the country, with chickens, ducks and sheep also slaughtered to appease the goddess, and prayers offered to honor her.
Dashain is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in Nepal, with all castes and religions in the country marking the event alongside Hindu devotees.
The festival celebrates the victory of the gods over demons.

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