PHOTO: Neighborhood Temple in Kathmandu, Decorated for Dashain - Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel

PHOTO: Neighborhood Temple in Kathmandu, Decorated for Dashain

Temple in Kathmandy, Nepal, decked out for the Hindu holy holiday of Dashain

Click on title to view photo in large format: Neighborhood temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, decked out for the Hindu holy holiday of Dashain. Celebrated for 15 days, the national religious festival falls in either September or October every year, depending upon the lunar calendar, with the first, seventh, eighth, ninth and the tenth days being the most important. During the holiday, all government offices and schools are closed, as are many private offices, as Nepalis travel from the cities to their villages of origin to celebrate the holiday with family. Those that remain in Kathmandu often visit temples to make offerings of food, drink, and coins in return for blessings from a priest. Since Dashain is the most important religious event on the Nepali calendar, temples like this one, which are normally locked after dark, remain open 24-hours during the 15 days of the festival.

4 Comments on “PHOTO: Neighborhood Temple in Kathmandu, Decorated for Dashain

    • It is similar, Prasit, though without all the drenching of people with buckets full of water 🙂

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