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.
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. Continue reading »
Materials used for renovation of a temple near durbar square main entrance
Bhaktapur city is like a museum city for me. It’s a living heritage for me. Bhaktapur durbar square is listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Many monuments were damage by the earthquake of 2015. After 2 years some renovation process is going on, hope the city will get it’s old look soon. I am sharing some of the picture capture during this visit.
Khokana is a small village near Kathmandu valley, Now it is under Lalitpur Sub Metropolitan city. This is an ancient Newari village where still people have saved their lands for farming. I and my friends planed for a trip to this village to capture some moment of people doing rice plantation.
At least one Saturday in a month me and my friends plan for a photography trip. Sometime it’s some monument inside the Kathmandu valley or some villages near by. Last month we went to Nallu in Lalitpur and a newly established Pathibhara temple there.
In that trip, I could not capture the things that I wanted to, so felt lazy to write a blog on it. But now I felt guilty that at least I should have written a brief travel story on that trip.
This Saturday on 8th April, we had a photo shoot plan of our friends, but due to technical problem we had to cancel it. Since we were already out from home with our cameras, we planed to go to Markhu via Pharping. I had already been to Markhu and Kulekhani dam before, so I had already created some imaginary angle to capture the Indra Sarowar lake.
Holi is festival of colors. Since few years the trend of celebrating the festival is changing. when I was teenager, we hardly used to see girls getting out of house and playing holi. Now a days we see lots of girls getting out of house and playing holi. May be it is a sign of freedom, independence and self confidence.