by Surendra Phuyal
Where else would you expect to meet more Nepalis than in the
right-next-door neighbor, India? Thanks to the open border and the age-old civilizational — and ecological, geographical, cultural,
ethnographical, historical and political ties —
by Narendra Shrestha/Rajesh KC
This festival named after Lord Indra- the God of Rain and also the King of Heaven is celebrated by both the Buddhists and Hindus in Nepal in August/September. This festival lasts for eight days with singing, mask dancing and rejoicing. The chariot of Kumari “ the Living Goddess is taken through the main streets of Kathmandu with much fanfare. On the first day, the King of Nepal also pays homage to Goddess Kumari.