Receiving a traditional Hindu blessing at the Dakshinkali Temple just outside Kathmandu. A Hindu blessing includes the tika; a red dot applied to the centre of the forehead, also, a red and yellow string is wrapped around the wrist and a garland of fresh flowers is hung around the devotees neck. This custom is performed when visiting temples and for some devotees is an everyday practice.

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