520. Khadga (The Sword)
Photo By: Sunil Manandhar
Posted Date: 27th November, 2012
In Hindu iconography, the sword is not only a weapon symbolizing strength, valor, and a deity’s potential for destruction; but also a symbol of spiritual wisdom and enlightenment. In general, the longer the blade the more auspicious a symbol it is. A blade shaped like a bamboo-leaf is regarded as the most perfect.
This picture was taken on the day of Indra Jatra in Kathmandu, Indra Chowk. Khadga, the sword, is shown along with the Jatra while the Army Band parades with the chariot.
Exposure time: 1/200sec
Focal Length: 92mm