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Groom's family gathers at his parent'shome early in the morning on the day of the wedding

In Nepali culture, special ceremonies called pujas are held to give a name to a newly born child, for the child’s first haircut, for a wedding, a person’s 84th birthday, and...

Woman attending a puja to honor a deceased relative in Nepal

In the ‘Daily Photos’ area of my blog I recently published a portrait of a woman attending a Nepali puja for a relative who had died one year earlier. One of...

Mediator prepares the altar prior to shamanic ceremony

Chime led me down a narrow grass pathway at Tashi Palkhiel, the Tibetan refugee settlement on the outskirts of Pokhara, Nepal where he’d grown up. Midway down the lane he stopped...