Friday, October 3, 2008

Yala Mahotsav 2065

On the occasion of The World Tourism Day 27th September people of Patan Square organized the Yala Mahotsav 2065 highlighting the culture and traditions of the local Newar community.
There was the demonstration of different newa culture and newa ruitals followed by newa people .Here are few pictures I captured by my n95 mobile on the first day of the festival.


yala mahotsavThe entrance to the Yala Mahotsav.

Handmade sculpture (Puppets )demoing traditional Nepali greeting 'Namaste' at the entrance of the Yala Mahotsav.
Celebrating MHA PUJA(worshipping the Self).This Puja is one of the oldest rituals of newa community in which they worship themselves .
A Testimony of unique culture to mark The Maharatharohan Celebration



The Maharatharohan Celebration is an auspicious event which take place at the age of eighty-eight years,eight months, eight days,eight ghadis (hours) eight palas (steps) in the ritual life-cycle of the Newars, the indigenous people of the Kathmandu valley.



14 comments:

roentarre said...

Very interesting photographs reflecting the local culture and practice

Liam said...

Great pictures; I love the puppets! I have an award waiting for you here:

Bikran said...

@roentarre -: Thank you for the comments and it was even more
interesting to be there .

@Liam-: Thank you very much for at another award from you definitely it will encourage me a lot.

Danity said...

Wow, great pictures!

Bikran said...

@danity : thanks a lot.

आकार said...

wow ! so lovely snaps.. and such a nice celebration of yala mahotsav.

Bikran said...

@aakar : thnaks aakar . dint u go to yala mahotsav ? It was nice and there was lot more to see.

Anonymous said...

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Bikran said...

@leefrank: thanks for your words.i clicked these photos in hanuman dhoka and Patan in Nepal.you got a nice blog too.thanks for sharing.

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Bikran said...

@euroangel :
thanks a bunch .
I will definitely be visiting your site.

Svara said...

I love the photos and scenery. Your n95 does a good job. I own a Wing and it does fairly good as long as your outside in good lighting.

Bikran said...

@Svara-: Thank you svara for dropping by and for the comments.

missy said...

Beautiful pictures