Bada Dashain rituals in Bhaktapur

Hindu devotees splash buffalo with water from Hanumante River as part of rituals before it is sacrificed on the ninth day of Dashain Hindu Festival in Bhaktapur, on Monday, October 10, 2016. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by Hindu goddess Durga, marking the victory of good over evil. Animals are sacrificed at Hindu temples during this festival.