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Holy Graffiti: Nepali Kids Pray for Prosperity

Image: A boy looks through the window of the Saraswati temple, whose walls are filled with writings, during the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu
A boy looks through the window of the Saraswati temple, whose walls are filled with writings, during the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu February 4, 2014. Children are given their first writing and reading lessons at the temple during this festival in the belief that the goddess of education Saraswati will help them excel in education. Reuters

A boy looks through the window of the Saraswati temple, whose walls are covered with writings, during the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Tuesday.

Children are given their first lessons in reading and writing at the temple in the belief that Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, will help them excel in their studies.