Culture

devotee lying under oil lamps on a blanket of cow dung at Dasain in 1977 image

devotee lying under oil lamps on a blanket of cow dung at Dasain in 1977

Festival lantern shaped like the Bhairab Temple, Dasain in Bhaktapur, early 80s image

Festival lantern shaped like the Bhairab Temple, Dasain in Bhaktapur, early 80s

The demon Mupatra makes the rounds–Bhaktapur Indrajatra, early 80s image

The demon Mupatra makes the rounds–Bhaktapur Indrajatra, early 80s

Procession of Dipankara Buddha on the outskirts of Bhaktapur, late 70s image

Procession of Dipankara Buddha on the outskirts of Bhaktapur, late 70s

Gathamuga image

Gathamuga

Gaijatra image

Gaijatra

Chairot of Bhairabnath at Bhelukhel image

Chairot of Bhairabnath at Bhelukhel

Sunthasiya Biska Jatra Thimi, early 80s image

Sunthasiya Biska Jatra Thimi, early 80s

The chariot for Bisket Jatra begins to move in Bhaktapur, 1963 image

The chariot for Bisket Jatra begins to move in Bhaktapur, 1963

Rath at Gahiti image

Rath at Gahiti

Pole erecting ceremony of Bisket Jatra image

Pole erecting ceremony of Bisket Jatra

Men pulling the chariot image

Men pulling the chariot

Jyapu women blessing the chariot for Bisket Jatra in Bhaktapur, 1963 image

Jyapu women blessing the chariot for Bisket Jatra in Bhaktapur, 1963

Gai jatra / Saparu image

Gai jatra / Saparu

Gai jatra/Saparu around 1969 image

Gai jatra/Saparu around 1969

gai jatra/Saparu around 1969 in durbarsquare image

gai jatra/Saparu around 1969 in durbarsquare

Gai Jatra A Celebration of Life Death and Renewal image

Gai Jatra A Celebration of Life Death and Renewal

The living goddess Kumari, People are making offerings and receiving prasad image

The living goddess Kumari, People are making offerings and receiving prasad

The living goddess Kumari has her running nose wiped by her attendant image

The living goddess Kumari has her running nose wiped by her attendant

Saparu Festival Young man dancing as a mother and carrying a doll child image

Saparu Festival Young man dancing as a mother and carrying a doll child

The Saparu festival image

The Saparu festival

Gatha Mu:ga chare Children holding a phallic representation of Gatha Muga block the streets and demand money for passage image

Gatha Mu:ga chare Children holding a phallic representation of Gatha Muga block the streets and demand money for passage

The demon Gatha Mu:ga image

The demon Gatha Mu:ga

Ceremonial bathing in the Hanumante River image

Ceremonial bathing in the Hanumante River

Biska: A stage in the raising of the Yasi God to mark the solar New Year image

Biska: A stage in the raising of the Yasi God to mark the solar New Year

An offering of light at the Bramahini pith on the tenth day of Mohani Na kha: image

An offering of light at the Bramahini pith on the tenth day of Mohani Na kha:

carrying his daughter on his shoulders during the Gaijatra image

carrying his daughter on his shoulders during the Gaijatra

Nawadurga dancing in the street of Inacho image

Nawadurga dancing in the street of Inacho