Nepal: Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
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'Hanuman on Bhaktapur's Maheshwari Ghat.'

	A statue of the Hindu ape-god Hanuman has been smeared with orange powder and decorated with holy threads as a result of puja offerings. The statue can be found on the Maheshwari Ghat along the Hanumante River in Bhaktapur. Owing to his ability to ward of evil spirits, Hanuman is one of the most popular gods in Nepal. Photo Mick Palarczyk.