Making serpent god smile

Updated: Jul 24, 2012 13:07 IST

A devotee reacts as she holds a snake to express her devotion and respect, and to seek blessings during the
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A devotee reacts as she holds a snake to express her devotion and respect, and to seek blessings during the "Nag Panchami" festival (or snake festival) in Kathmandu. Hindus in Nepal, India and Bangladesh celebrate the festival by worshipping snakes to honour the serpent god. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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