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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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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Apr 11

bisket, jatra, bhaktpaur, thaumadi, chariot, festivals, nepal

Pictures of Bisket Jatra from Thaumadi, Bhaktapur. It’s always fun to watch this festival as the chariot is pulled from 2 side. It’s like watching a tug or war between 2 side of the city .

This time I have tried to capture picture with long exposure to give different feel than the ones I have captured before.

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Mar 13

Holi, colors, festivals, nepal, kathmandu, girls

Wish You All Happy Holi

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.

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Nov 17

chabahil, ganesh, jatra, sindoor, nepal, kathmandu

There is no doubt that Kathmandu valley is rich in culture, heritage and festivals. Everyday somewhere in the city there is some festival going on. Kathmandu is also known as the city of temples and all these temples hold one festival or another.

Chabahil is one of the old center in Kathmandu with its own history. It is near to Bouddha and Pashupatinath. Besides that, history has it that Princess Charumati, daughter of Emperor Ashoka built a Buddhist bihar here, one of the oldest bihar in town, which is known as Charumati bihar.

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