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DASHAIN: ceremonies and celebrations

Oct 3, 2017-

 

A group ‘Tika’ event in Kushma, Parbat; Tika is a ritual akin to many other Hindu festivals and ceremonies where a mixture of rice, curd, water and preferably red dye is put on the foreheads of one’s loved ones and relatives, as a symbol of blessing. 

 

 

A Tika ceremony in Kathmandu.

 

Foreigners take part in a Tika event organised at a homestay in Kavre. 

 

 

President Bidya Devi Bhandari offers Tika to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at Sheetal Niwas.

 

A bus packed with passengers travelling back to Kathmandu after celebrating Dashain with their families.

 

 

A few vehicles are seen plying the Maitighar-Tinkune road in the Capital on the main festival day.

 

A procession of Living Goddess Kumari at Basantapur in Kathmandu on Nawami, the ninth day of Dashain. 

 

Hindu priests perform a ritual dance on Durga Puja, the tenth day of Dashain, in Bhaktapur. 

 

Women enjoy ride on a ‘Roti Ping’ (traditional ferris wheel) at Mathagadi in Palpa.

 

PHOTOS: KESHAV THAPA, LALPRASAD SHARMA, MADHAV ARYAL, 

NAGENDRA ADHIKARI, SHALIGRAM TIWARI, RSS & AFP

Published: 03-10-2017 08:05

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