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Performers of a traditional mask dance gather for the show at Khokana village in Lalitpur on Tuesday. The dance form, dedicated to goddess Shikali during Dashain, is believed to be vogue for 500 years. © www.mychautari.com

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Khadga Bahadur Shrestha planting jamara on her body at Bhadrakali in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday.© www.mychautari.com

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Huge crowd of people gather to watch chariot pulling ceremony of living goddess Kumari on the second day of Indra Jatra festival at Basantpur in Kathmandu on Tuesday. © www.mychautari.com

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People hoist the 'Lingo' wooden pole, a symbol of unity, victory and power, on the first day of Indra Jatra festival at Hanuman Dhoka, in Kathmandu, on Saturday. © www.mychautari.com

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A woman is helped to carry "Gaura Devi " on her head during a special function organized to mark "Gaura Parva" a culture of far western Nepal in Tundikhel, Kathmandu on Tuesday. © www.mychautari.com

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Hindu women performing a pooja of Saptarishi on the occasion of Rishi Panchami festival on the bank of Bagmati River in Kathmand on Saturday‚ August 30‚ 2014.© www.mychautari.com

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Traditional Indra Jatra "Lingo " (a pine log ) being dragged all the way from Bhaktapur to Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu on Friday. © www.mychautari.com

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Women dances on the occasion of Hartitalika Teej festival at Krishna Temple (Mandir) in Lalitpur on Thursday‚ August 28‚ 2014. © www.mychautari.com

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Women dances on the occasion of Hartitalika Teej festival at Krishna Temple (Mandir) in Lalitpur on Thursday‚ August 28‚ 2014. © www.mychautari.com

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Women taking part in a Kalash rally at Kamaladi in Nepal on Sunday.20140824. © www.mychautari.com

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A view of Nepal's national flag that as many as 35‚000 youth volunteers formed to create a world record of the largest human flag‚ at Tundikhel of the Capital‚ on Saturday‚ August 23‚ 2014. © www.mychautari.com

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A group of youth throw a billy goat at the pond in Khokana where two groups of local youths compete to grab and kill the goat as part of an annual ritual jatra.© www.mychautari.com

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Locals participating in a parade to mark Gaijatra festival in Bhaktapur Durbar Square on Monday. © www.mychautari.com

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Local youths participating in a traditional baton dance to mark Gaijatra in Bhaktapur Durbar Square on Monday. © www.mychautari.com

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A Hindu devotee pouring milk on the statue of Naga (snake god) to mark Nagpanchami festival at Nagpokhari in Kathmandu on Friday. August 01 2014. © www.mychautari.com

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Visiting Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at the PM's residence‚ Baluwatar on Saturday. © www.mychautari.com

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Visiting Indian Minister for Foreign Affairs‚ Sushma Swaraj shaking hands with President Ram Baran Yadav at the President's House in Sheetal Niwas on Saturday. © www.mychautari.com

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A man holding fire representing a demon attempting to ride on the idol of Ghantakarna at Chalkhu in Kathmandu on Friday.© www.mychautari.com

 

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