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A hindu family from Bhaktapur worships engeneering tools on Maha Asthami, the eighth day of Dashain.

A hindu family from Bhaktapur worships engeneering tools on Maha Asthami, the eighth day of Dashain.

The animal’s blood is believed to appease goddess Durga and is used to worship tools of the trade as well as vehicles for a prosperous and safe upcoming year. For the latter, offerings and gifts are arranged in a ceremony on a brick colored altar in front of the vehicles.

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A hindu family from Bhaktapur worships engeneering tools on Maha Asthami, the eighth day of Dashain.<br />
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The animal’s blood is believed to appease goddess Durga and is used to worship tools of the trade as well as vehicles for a prosperous and safe upcoming year. For the latter, offerings and gifts are arranged in a ceremony on a brick colored altar in front of the vehicles.