A masked dancers perform their ritual dance on the occasion of indrajatra .

Picture by bikash

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  • September 15, 2011
  • Nikon D200
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
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  • Editing Software Photoshop CS
  • File Format JPEG
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arts and entertainment basantapur dances festival goddess hanumandhoka indrajatra south asia asia nepal kathmandu ktm indra jatra nepali festival bikash bikashkhadge bikash khadge bikash ya kipa mask costume performer ritual worship


15 Sep 12:43

The people of Kathmandu valley celebrated the 254th Indra Jatra this year. It is a well known fact that Hinduism and Buddhism are the two major religions of Nepal, each having it's own rules and rituals. However, like most festivals of Nepal, both Hindus and Buddhist unite to celebrate the festival of Indra Jatra. This festival is celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhists with great enthusiasm. It is also believed that Indra Jatra is a festival of classical dances. It is on this very day when one is able to observe numerous varieties of traditional dances. The festival is named after Lord Indra who is known as the god of rain and also as the king of heaven.

15 Sep 12:49

Perfect image!

15 Sep 13:34

Nice! Personally I prefer a little more contrast.

15 Sep 13:45

Great shot!

15 Sep 13:59

Great capture, but the sky is blown out

15 Sep 15:31

I agree with vendenis

15 Sep 16:19

Great shot!

15 Sep 17:39

bella foto!se non fosse per il cielo bruciato al centro sarebbe da 10!

15 Sep 21:59


16 Sep 01:17

Nice composition, but the sky is blown out and the yellow needs to be reduced.

16 Sep 03:16

thankx everybody for your kind commenting , i'll do my best on next project... thank u all cheers

16 Sep 05:48

come on guys! this is a single exposure shot taken against the sun and still a lot of areas got proper lighting. I do not mind the blown out sky here as it creates a nice contrast for the dancer and a little bit more natural view of the image. Great shot!

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