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A group of Nepalese Buddhist boys pose as they attend Bratabandha, a coming-of-age ceremony in Kathmandu. In Newari culture of the Shakya caste, the heads of young boys are shaved and they wear a dress of a monk during the Bratabandha ceremony, which combines chudakarma and upanayana, among the hill communities of Nepal
Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images

Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images

Tienda KathmanduTienda situada en una calle cercana, a la plaza Durband en la Capital del Nepal

Tienda Kathmandu
Tienda situada en una calle cercana, a la plaza Durband en la Capital del Nepal

Travelers in Lumbini. Photo Credit: wonker

Travelers in Lumbini. Photo Credit: wonker

Bodnath, Nepal - Harry Fisch

Bodnath, Nepal - Harry Fisch

Sherpas of Nepal - NAT GEO

Sherpas of Nepal - NAT GEO

 Nepalese Jewelry - SILVER SNUFFLE BOTTLE

  - SILVER SNUFFLE BOTTLE


A Nepalese man carries strings of lemon and chili for sale, Katmandu, Nepal, Oct. 30, 2012. Nepalese believe in hanging these garlands on the gate of homes and stores to get rid of bad energy. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press)

English: Nepali sadhu performing a blessing. F...

A Nepalese man carries strings of lemon and chili for sale, Katmandu, Nepal, Oct. 30, 2012. Nepalese believe in hanging these garlands on the gate of homes and stores to get rid of bad energy. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press)

The idol of “Swet Bhairab” during the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu. The festival is to mark the end of monsoon. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar

The idol of “Swet Bhairab” during the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu. The festival is to mark the end of monsoon. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar

A farmer walks past rice paddy fields at Khokana, Nepal. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/GettyImages)

A farmer walks past rice paddy fields at Khokana, Nepal. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/GettyImages)

Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper treated with Cow DungArtist Dhirendra Jha
2.5 ft x 1.8 ft
Madhubani painting or Mithila painting is a style of Indian painting, practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar state, India and the adjoining parts of Terai in Nepal.

Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper treated with Cow Dung
Artist Dhirendra Jha

2.5 ft x 1.8 ft

Madhubani painting or Mithila painting is a style of Indian painting, practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar state, India and the adjoining parts of Terai in Nepal.


A regular school day in Nepal

A regular school day in Nepal

Masked Dancers in Nepal

Masked Dancers in Nepal

Doors with eyes at Bijeshwori Hill Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Doors with eyes at Bijeshwori Hill Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

The Living Goddess

Nepal’s Kumari (living goddess) Samita Bajracharya, aged 10, sits on her traditional religious chair while waiting for devotees at the Buddhist monastery Ratnakar Bihar in Lalitpur, Nepal, on August 3, 2012, before the beginning of a procession held as part of the Gai Jatra (cow festival) which is dedicated to family members who have passed away recently.  

  • The Kumari is often confined to her home, but there are some days when she is allowed to appear in front of the public. Yet she has to be carried from her from home to the events, never allowing her feet to touch the ground as this is considered unlucky. Devotees take her blessing by offering flowers, money and touching her feet. Everyone from businessmen starting new ventures, students preparing for a big exam, to people just hoping to find strength and improve ailing health visit the Kumari at Kumari Ghar for blessings.

Narendra Shrestha / EPA

Young Devotee in Kathmandu, Nepal - Erez Marom

Young Devotee in Kathmandu, Nepal - Erez Marom