Rice sprigs for RamKumari
|Copyright: gloria williams (touristdidi)
|Date Taken: 2003-10|
|Categories: Daily Life, Event|
|Camera: Olympus 5050|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-10-07 12:19|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Dassain, the victory of Kali over evil demons, is the largest festival of the. Rice sprigs are raised in a dark place, then picked to place in hair, or behind ears. It is a time of rejoicing and fun. Four huge fresh bamboo poles are lashed with twine at the top, to make a ping. Everyone swings of all ages on it. If it travels off the edge of a mountain, all the better for throwing away your sins. It feels like you are flying. Everyone tries to eat some good food, and at least one bite of goat, no matter how poor. If possible, you buy new clothes, or wear your best. Tikas of cream, ochre color, and rice are applied for blessings on everyone's head. It is a wonderful time to have true friends to clebrate with, ion Nepal.|
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- [2008-10-10 20:50]
A fantastic group portrait with good sharpness & colour. I like the textured lighting on the old womans face. Tfs!
Very colorful colors in the faces and the clothes of these
two ladies.I like the hand opened of the third. Only little
suggestion, I would have croped two inches on the left of the photo, to focus more on the ladies. But it's your choice.
Excellent explanation too.