KATHMANDU, Aug. 1, 2014 - Hindu women read holy books and pray on the occasion of Nag Panchami festival, the snake day festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, on August 1, 2014. The Hindu festival Nag-Panchami is celebrated by Hindu devotees during the monsoon season and sees prayers and tributes to snakes worldwide.

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A devotee prays during Nag Panchami, the snake day festival

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A woman prays with lighting butter lamp while offering her prayers celebrating Nag Panchami, the snake day festival, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Aug. 1, 2014. The Hindu festival Nag-Panchami is celebrated by Hindu devotees during the monsoon season and sees prayers and tributes to snakes.

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A priest offers cow's milk to the golden statue of a snake at Nag Pokhari celebrating Nag Panchami, the snake day festival

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