Hindu Holy Days
from Dashain in Nepal.
is a big Hindu holy time in Nepal. It lasts about 15
People dress up and go home to
visit relatives. The buses are jammed. Sacrificing goats
is a big deal at
this time for the Hindus. I've been told that every
taxi in Kathmandu
has a goat sacraficed to it, to help it run properly
for the coming year.
And in fact, recently a goat was sacrified at the Tribuevan
to try to get one of the jets in Nepali Airways to quit
down. All in all, the whole Hindu thing is generaly
Westerners, me included.
photos are in Pokhara where people go out to an island
in the lake and do their puja at the temple. And of
if you are a goat, this is a good time to duck into
and stay there for a few weeks.