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Utpalasia
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Cultural preservation of Himalayan, South and Southeast Asian traditions and heritage.
Cultural preservation of Himalayan, South and Southeast Asian traditions and heritage.

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Wishing all a happy #Chhath puja! This Hindu festival involves ritual bathing, fasting, and worshipping the sun, source of power and energy, for the next four days. It is also thought to purify and re-energize the body after the great festival season.
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The #Newar community is participating in #Kartiknaach  a religious festival in which dances are performed to evoke Lord #Krishna. The event is observed for 12 days and ends on the night of the full moon.
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Happy #Bhaitika  in #Nepal! In this special ceremony during #Tihar sisters pray and make offerings to their brothers to ensure a long and healthy, successful life.
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Wishing everyone a happy #Tihar!
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Positive thoughts for the weekend (and all the days after that!) 

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Wishing everyone a wonderful Bada Dashain! 
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The unique #Shikali  festival celebrated by Khokan villagers ended this week. Masks of 14 different gods and goddesses are worn as part of the celebration. Shikali is observed by #Newars  and coincides with Hindu #Dashain.

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Nepal's Living Goddess receives her devotees starting today through Purnima, or full moon day, as part of the #Dashain  festival.

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It's Day 7 of Dashain in #Nepal and people are bringing their seven sacred plants into the home as offerings to the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Seen here is the public procession from Jamal to Dashainghar.
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