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DASHAIN: ceremonies and celebrations

DASHAIN: ceremonies and celebrations
Published at : October 3, 2017
Updated at : October 3, 2017 08:11
 
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




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