19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The intensity of festival

Photo taken during the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu , Nepal . One person from the crowd is lifted by his friends and he plays the Jhyali (a musical instrument ) syncing with the beats of drums . The eight-day long Indra Jatra festival falls in September and is one of the most exciting and revered festivals of the Newar community of the Kathmandu Valley.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 04.2021
Photo Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Copyright: © Keshav Kandel