A typical newari local representing one of the nine Durga ( Wrathful Manifestation of Parvati ( a hindu deity) shares a laugh during his break time from the performance at Panauti.
Navadurga festival is a mask dance ceremony of nine Durgas,the various demonic representation of manifestations of Parvati, the shakti of Shiva in the tantric tradition. The Navadurga festival is indigenous to Bhaktapur which is performed in and around Bhaktapur city andnearby localities.It is performed in Panauti and huge mass of people had participated here with great enthusiasm.
In the context of Kathmandu, Nepal the peoples having many problems that come to the homeless. This woman is the facing same problem and lastly, she is begar. She trying to fulfil her children's needs.
Kakulti is a 16 yr old young girl from Lahan,Nepal.
she got married in age of 15. she said"i married early because my mother is facing so many problems in her life" and she has no regrets. she studied till she was age of 14 and she seems to be happy with her husband.
One of the most mesmerizing rituals at Pashupatinath Temple is the Pashupati Bagmati Aarati. Aarati is a ritual of worship in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) is offered to God. Pashupati Bagmati Aarati follows three priests conducting the custom with oil lamps, lanterns and other religious elements by chanting sacred mantra.
Mt. Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) from the Annapurna Base Camp
Machapuchare is at the end of a long spur ridge, coming south out of the main backbone of the Annapurna Himalayas, which forms the eastern boundary of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is a favorite trekking destination, and the site of the base camps for the South Face of Annapurna and for numerous smaller objectives. The peak is about 25 km (16 mi) north of Pokhara, the main town of the region.
Loneliness is a long, unbearable pain….There was never a place for me in the scheme of things….I had become a living fantasy on a theme in dark, endless dirges….I made another world, and real men would enter it and they would never really get hurt at all in the vivid, unreal laws of the dream.
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