Understanding the Evolution of Indra Jatra in Depth

This is in continuation to my last blog where I took you through all the action packed fun of Indra Jatra and Kumari Jatra, which I attended recently in Nepal. This blog essentially is focused upon understanding the evolution of Indra Jatra over the period, from the time it was introduced in Kathmandu Kathmandu was…

Celebrating Indra Jatra & Kumari Jatra of Nepal

The drum beating gets louder and the crowd surges a little. I hear a deafening noise and run to catch a sight. A stream of young men comes running into the square followed by an elaborately decorated team dressed as a white elephant called Pullu Kisi. The elephant is looking for his master Indra and…

Meeting The Kumari- The Living Goddess of Nepal

She is a young, beautiful and a naive soul. She represents the culture, history and beliefs of Nepal, keeping an age old custom alive of Newar community. People worship and stand in crews to get a glimpse of her because she brings good luck or atleast many have claimed so. Goddesses do exist in spiritual…

Buddhist Nuns who perform Kung Fu

The sun barely touched the ground but path at Druk Amitabha Nunnery in Kathmandu (Nepal) could hear the roaring sounds of drums already. The nuns at the nunnery started with the morning routine of practicing Kung Fu. One leg folded forward and the other one stretched out backward, these nuns kicked in the air repeatedly,…