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KATHMANDU , NEPAL In Kathmandus Dubar Square , A Young Girl Lights Mustard Oil L ...

KATHMANDU , NEPAL In Kathmandus Dubar Square , A Young Girl Lights Mustard Oil L ...

  Stockphoto ID: 203148

File name: NEPAL_021.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
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Source: photographer Based in: United States

Description: KATHMANDU , NEPAL In Kathmandus Dubar Square , a young girl lights mustard oil lamps on the eve of Tihar , the Festival of Lights , which is celebrated for five days in the fall Tihar is a time when brothers and sisters pay respect to one another The women serve an elaborate meal to the men , while the men return the gesture by giving a gift , usually money On the fifth day , brothers and sisters pray to Yama , the god of death , that long life and prosperity be granted to their family

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