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Nepal In what is known as a Kalash Yatra procession, girls walked shoeless around their village, Bhula Ghau, for three hours on Feb. 13 to celebrate Mahashivaratri, a Hindu festival honoring Lord Shiva. The procession began at Ishwari Ganga Dham, a temple in Nepal’s Baitadi District. Each girl carried a “kalash,” a sacred copper pot filled with water, and bilva leaves from a native fruit tree, because it is believed to make Lord Shiva happy, so that he will fulfill their wishes.