A Nepalese Hindu devotee offers prayers to a Hindu god 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)