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Attending a Hindu Wedding Puja in Nepal – Rife with Tradition and Ritual

In Nepali culture, special ceremonies called pujas are held to give a name to a newly born child, for the child’s first haircut, a person’s 84th birthday, and for the passing of a relative. Last year I was invited to attend a puja to memorialize the death of a beloved aunt of my…

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Puja to Honor a Deceased Relative in Nepal is a Celebration of Life

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 my readers commented: “Its an absolutely gorgeous photo, I’ll admit. And I would have taken it, but somewhere a voice inside my…

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