Nepali Times

Madhav Narayan festival

Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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The Madhav Narayan festival is a month-long festival dedicated to God Madhav Narayan and Goddess Swasthani in which Hindu devotees recreate and recite folk tales about miraculous feats performed by the Gods along the streets of Thecho, Latitpur. The festival was celebrated on Saturday, January 31.

Photographs: Cynthia Choo and Kenji Kwok

Madhav Narayan Festival

Locals watch the Madhav Narayan processions pass along the streets of Thecho. Pic: Cynthia Choo

Madhav Narayan Festival

Devotees dressed as the Hindu god Madhav Narayan during the festival on Saturday in Thecho. Pic; Kenji Kwok

Madhav Narayan festival

A devotee portraying the Hindu god Madhav Narayan sprinkles holy water at the crowd during the festival on Saturday in Thecho. Pic: Kenji Kwok

Madhav Narayan festival

Hindu devotees offer water to a devotee portraying the Hindu god Madhav Narayan during the festival in Thecho. Pic: Kenji Kwok

 Madhav Narayan festival

A young boy grips a conch shell that is played during the festival celebrations in Thecho. Pic: Cynthia Choo

Madhav Narayan festival

Onlookers peer out of their windows to watch the Madhav Narayan processions that pass through the streets of Thecho. Pic: Cynthia Choo

Madhav Narayan festival

Devotees portraying God Madhav Narayan balance oil lamps on their body as they circled around Thecho. Pic: Cynthia Choo

Hindu devotees portraying the Hindu god Madhav Narayan balance lit lamps on their head and body, during the Madhav Narayan festival on Saturday in Thecho.

Hindu devotees portraying the Hindu god Madhav Narayan balance lit lamps on their head and body, during the festival on Saturday in Thecho.

Madhav Narayan Festival

Hindu devotees sing on the streets on Saturday during the festival on Saturday in Thecho. Pic: Kenji Kwok

Madhav Narayan festival

Young boys lifting the chariot of Madhav Narayan during the festival in Thecho. Pic: Cynthia Choo

 


 

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