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The day I saw a living goddess

October 5, 2010

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How many people can say they’ve seen a living goddess? In Nepal, quite a few. Some Fulbright folks (and me, their resident tag-along) got the chance to see one a few weekends ago at Indra Jathra, a Nepali festival celebrating the end of the monsoon season. Some Hindus and Buddhists believe the Kumari is a […]

Oh yes it’s ladies’ night

September 10, 2010

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Today was the second day of Teej, a Hindu festival for women. It’s a three-day affair that’s celebrated in different ways in different areas, but in Nepal, celebrations go a little like this: some feasting, some fasting, much dancing, some singing, one day of temple-visiting, some puja (religious ceremony) observing, a little lamp-lighting, and a […]