May 14

bunga dyo, jatra, festivals, chariot, rato, macchindra

 

This year I observed the Rato Macchindra jatra on first day and second last day. I capture some picture. Hope you guys will enjoy.

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Apr 14

biska, bisket, bhaktapur, new year, jatra, festivals, lyosing, lyosingkhel, newars,

Bisket Jatra at bhaktapur is celebrated for 9 days, on the last day of the year a linga is elevated at Lyosingkhel . The task of elevating the linga is very risky. Needs lots of engineering. Even in this morden era, these festivals are celebrated using the ancient technology. I never had the chance to witness this event before. This year I got the opportunity to see and capture some beautiful pictures.

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Mar 29

Seto Macchindra, janabaha dyo, festivals

Of the different festivals of Nepal, there are many festivals celebrated throughout the year inside Kathmandu valley. One day its in Kathmandu the next day some other festival in Patan or Bhaktpaur. Likewise, the Seto Macchindranath chariot pulling is one festival which draws scores of people.

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Dec 17

kotdanda, nepal, manaslu, himalaya, kathmandu

Kotdanda is a hilltop south of Kathmandu valley. Famous Bisankhunaryan temple resides in this hill. I had been to this place 10 years back.

After visiting this place today, I felt lots of changes there. The first thing I observed is, there is a good road access to reach the place, the old houses were damaged by the earthquake in 2015, so lots of new concrete houses are constructed. Before, I didn’t see any tourism promoting activities, but the night now they have an homestay system so that people can visit the place and spend some time.

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Oct 07

nepal, dhampus, sunrise, photography, pokhara

Pokhara is the number one tourist destination in Nepal. It has many amazing mesmerizing places to enjoy. Surroundings of Pokhara is also equally beautiful. It has many villages around which gives you close view to Mountains.

Pokhara is also a gateway for Annapurna round circuit trekking and Annapurna base camp trekking. They have added a new destination now, Mardi Himal base camp trekking.

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Sep 09

Indra Jatra, Das Avatar, show, play, festivals, kathmandu, newars, Nepal

Indra Jatra is not just related to Living goddess Kumari. She has been the center of attraction in the festival as her chariot is taken around the Old city of Kathmandu. There are lots of activities during this festival and one of them is showing of das avatar (10 incarnation).

This show happen in front of Kumari Ghaar (Lord Kumari House) around 9 at night. Every year they show different stories from Hindu Mythology.

Here are some picture from the show.

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Aug 08
Gai Jatra, Kirtipur, Nepal, Kathmandu, Valley,

Gai Jatra process in Kirtipur in Kathmandu Valley

Gai jatra is a festival celebrated by the Newars all over Nepal, specially the cities inside Kathmandu valley and places where there is a strong presence of the Newar community. This festival is celebrated by the family to commemorate the death of their loved ones during the past year.

Different city celebrate this festival in their own unique way. The cities Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kirtipur and Pokhara have their own way to celebrate this festival.
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