14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Spiritual Leader

In every community, there is a designated spiritual leader (sadar) who is responsible for leading the ceremonies that are performed in their village. Krishna Lakshmi Prajapati is the sadar for her community; she leads all the important rituals that take place in her village, including the Swasthani festival ceremonies.

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Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Copyright: © Mick Stetson