263.Teej ko Lahar
Photo By: Nishchal Shrestha
Posted Date: 2nd September
Teej is a hindu festival unlike any other. It celebrates perhaps the most important of all human relation – that between a husband and wife. It’s religious significance comes from devotion of Goddess Parvati for her husband Lord Shiva. It was on this day that the divine couple reunited with each other after hundreds of years. Womenfolk commemorate this mythological event by observing a day-long fast for the well-being and long-life of their husband.
Besides this it is also a day for the women to take a break from their daily chores. Today they get to dress in their best red traditional clothings and finest jewelry. No wonder, women celebrate the festival with such great enthusiasm. Several programs are held throughout Nepal where only women gather, sing songs, dance and enjoy themselves. This pictures tries to capture the spirit of this most special of days, a day for these great mothers, sisters, daughters, wives and friends.