women line up at temple for puja (prayer duty) and offerings, linked to fertility goddess aspects of Durga and her nine incarnations, worshipped in Dashein festival time in Newar city Bhaktapur in Ka

women line up at temple for puja (prayer duty) and offerings, linked to fertility goddess aspects of Durga and her nine incarnations, worshipped in  Dashein festival time in Newar city Bhaktapur in Kathmandu valley, Nepal, October 2011. The first day of dashain, barley seeds are sewn, growing  quickly to be carried at the end of the festival  to the temple as part of the offerings.Offerings on the plate also contain  other symbols of fertility, like egg, fruits, flowers, herbs.
women line up at temple for puja (prayer duty) and offerings, linked to fertility goddess aspects of Durga and her nine incarnations, worshipped in Dashein festival time in Newar city Bhaktapur in Kathmandu valley, Nepal, October 2011. The first day of dashain, barley seeds are sewn, growing quickly to be carried at the end of the festival to the temple as part of the offerings.Offerings on the plate also contain other symbols of fertility, like egg, fruits, flowers, herbs.
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