Nepalese Hindu devotees offer prayers to the Hindu god Narayan, the god of protection, on the banks of the Shali River on the outskirts of Kathmandu on January 16, 2014. Hundreds of married and unmarried women in the Himalayan nation have started a month-long fast in the hope of a prosperous life and conjugal happiness. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA        (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images)