21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Traditional Rituals

A young devotee holds burning oil lamps on his head and palms while offering prayers as part of a ritual on the tenth day of the Dasain festival in Bhaktapur's Bramayeni temple. Dashain festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil and is considered the greatest and longest festival for the Nepalese Hindus.

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Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Nepal, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Copyright: © Amit Machamasi