A Newari woman, with her lips and face painted to depic a deity, sits inside a house before a parade to celebrate the Yamari Puni festival in Kathmandu

  • 0

A Newari woman, with her lips and face painted to depic a deity, sits inside a house before a parade to celebrate the Yamari Puni festival in Kathmandu

A Newari woman, with her lips and face painted to depict a deity, sits inside a house before she takes part in a parade to celebrate the Yamari Puni festival in Kathmandu December 17, 2013. The name “Yamari Puni” originates from Newari words, “ya” meaning like, “mari” meaning delicacy and “puni” meaning full moon. People from the Newar community celebrate the festival once a year, in the day and at night during a full moon, by performing traditional songs and dance. They also prepare Yamari also called Yomari, a confection of rice flours to be consumed specially on the day of the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL – Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)


Leave a Reply

Archives