Sunday, September 16, 2007


Friday was lovely. I met up with my Nepali nephew Sandip at Pashupatinath, the city's largest Hindu temple, which was on this day thronged with ladies in red. The occasion was Teej, the first of a three day holdiay during which women make offerings to Shiva to insure a long life for their husbands, or if single for the chance to marry.

I've been to the temple on at least three occasions, but never was it as lively and as colorful as for Teej. There was something very special about being in such large crowds with very few men around. And of course, as you can see, the colors were dazzling, as were many of the ladies themselves.



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