Ganja is illegal but still it is widely available on the festival of Shivaratri. Lots of baba and sadhu from Nepal and India visit the holy Pashupati Nath temple. and during the festival time it’s no wonder that most of them take ganga puff. Here are some picture of them with the puff of ganja.
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the sacred hindu pilgrimage. During the festival of Teej and Shivaratri thousands of devotee visit the temple. There is a saying in nepali “Nazik ko deuta lai hela” meaning you ignore the nearest god. So, being a guy from Kathmandu, I hardly visit this Shiva devoted temple, may be once in year. I usually go there on Shivaratri day to capture the portraits of Babaji.
Month of Magh and Sali nadi is like synonyms. As hindus in Nepal worship goddess Swasthani and read story about her, many hindu devotees take fasting for a month and worship Madhavnaryan.
I happen to go to Sali nadi this year after a long gap. It was late afternoon, I could not see much action to capture by my camera. So, after worshiping the river I went to Bajrayogini temple north form the city of Sakhu.
Namo Buddha is one of the holy place for buddhist people. According to buddhist religion, it is a place where a Prince donated his whole body to the hungry mother tiger and her five kids.
In recent years, they have built a Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery.
Here are some picture i captured during my short visit to Namo Buddha, i have to admit that this place should be developed as a tourist attraction place as we can see the spectacular view of Himalaya range.
Changu Naryan is a Hindu Temple of lord Vishnu which is located high at the hilltop near Bhaktapur. It is considered that it is the oldest temple in Nepal. According to Legends Changu Naryan existed during the time of Licchavi Dynasty who ruled Kathmandu valley. It is the temple with rich embossed works.
Here are some picture of Temple premises and portrait of local people.
We have a group called “Photo-walk Nepal” which is lead by Mr. Om Yadav. Every weekend Om dai announce the place for photo-walk inside Kathmandu valley where all the enthusiast photography lover meet and share our knowledge and take picture. This week we went to one of the world heritage site inside Kathmandu valley “Bouddha”. Here are some pictures from the photo-walk we did early morning.
It is believed that Taudaha is the remnant pool of a huge lake that once existed where the current city of Kathmandu sits. Buddhist mythology is related to this belief. In this mythology , it is said that the mythical character Manjushree cut the hill at Chobhar near south of the Kathmandu valley so that the water of the lake gets drain off, which made possible for human to occupy the land for settlement. It is one of the place where migratory bird stop over during the time of their migration.