By Rajesh KC
Dashain is one of the longest and the most auspicious festivals in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese of all caste and creed throughout the country. The fifteen days of celebration occurs during the bright lunar fortnight ending on the day of the full moon. On the last day of Dashain, Kojagrat Purnima (full moon), veteran gurus get together to celebrate Dashain at Gurukul in Kathmandu on Friday (Oct 26, 2007). On the occassion, they exchanged greetings and Tika-Jamara with each other.
From left, Satya Mohan Joshi, Govinda B Malla ‘Gothale’, Hari Prasad Rimal, Subi Shah, Kamal mani Dixit, Amber Gurung, Prachanda Malla, Kalyani Rimal, Shyam Das Vaishnav, Ram Sharan Darnal, Dr. DP Bhandari, Mahendra Maiya, Prof-Dr. Abhi Subedi, Khagendra Sangraula, Dr. Tulsi Bhattarai.
Dr. DP Bhandari
Shyam Das Vaishnav
From left, Mahendra Maiya, Prof-Dr. Abhi Subedi, Khagendra Sangraula.
From left: Manjul, Dr. Sanjeev Uprety, Raghu Panta, Sunil Pokharel
Govinda B Malla ‘Gothale’ (left), Satya Mohan Joshi and Amber Gurung.
Kiran Manandhar receiving Tika from Kalyani Rimal.
From left, Ashesh Malla receiving Tika from Amber Gurung, Prachanda Malla and Kalyani Rimal.
Govinda B Malla ‘Gothale’ (left), Hari Prasad Rimal and Ashesh Malla.
A group photo with Govinda B Malla ‘Gothale’ and his statue.
Left to right: Satya Mohan Joshi, Govinda B Malla ‘Gothale’, Hari Prasad Rimal, Subi Shah, Kamal Mani Dixit and Amber Gurung.
Satya Mohan Joshi (left), Hari Prasad Rimal and Ram Sharan Darnal.
Visually impaired brothers, Basudev Adhikari (left) and Sushil along with Basudev’s son Saramkshyan came to gurukul to receive Tika from the gurus.
Govinda B Malla ‘Gothale’ with his wife pose for photograph infront of his statue.
Khagendra Sangraula (left) and Gagan Thapa.
Bhoj (lunch) time…
Amber Gurung (left) and Kamal Mani Dixit.
Harihar Sharma (left) and Amber Gurung being greeted by Manjul.
Hari Prasad Rimal (left), Shyam Das Vaishnav and Subi Shah.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
All pics by Rajesh KC