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…

The Kung Fu Nuns- Know Them !

The sun barely touched ground and morning sky is yet to show but the path at Druk Amitabha Nunnery in Kathmandu, Nepal is already filled with the roaring sounds of drums. It’s barely 5 AM but the nuns at the nunnery are already practicing Kung Fu which can be heard in the little cries of…