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Blessings from Mom.

By tashi
Good Morning to all EPZers!!

Today's upload is one of the shots captured during Dasshera festival. During this festival in almost every Nepalese family it is customery to take blessings from the family elders. Normally parents or grandparents bless their siblings by putting "tika" on their forehead, which is then followed by presenting them with gifts (cash/kind). The tika used during this occasion is a special one. It is made by mixing uncooked rice grains, curd and red tika colour.
The festival is also marked by a grand family get together.

Thanking you all for your lovely cs and vs.
With much appreciation.

Tags: General Festival Portraits and people Blessings Tika Dasshera

Voters: SUE118, Adderwatcher, CarolG and 54 more

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Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 7:33AM
Great capture Rani, nice write up too!

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Oct 2010 8:21AM
A great insight into your traditions, Rani, thank you. Carol
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 8:45AM
wonderful colour and detail cracking write up too nice one Wink
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 9:03AM
A lovely moment captured - nice Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 9:03AM
Really interesting
Thankyou for sharing this with us
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 9:06AM
Fantastic shot, great write up, very well done.

A great moment! You can feel the intensity and love in this image.
Your explanations put the photo in its context.
28 Oct 2010 10:12AM
Nice shot. Beautifully captured moment!
Regards, Oleg.
videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 10:56AM
I like the way you have angled this shot, A moment to treasure,
28 Oct 2010 11:25AM
Very lovely custom.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 11:31AM
A very personal, loving moment. Quietly beautiful.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
28 Oct 2010 11:36AM
Lovely shot and write up. It is very interesting to know the customs of other cultures. Adds to the interest of shots like this. Moira
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
28 Oct 2010 12:00PM
A special moment captured beautifully.

Peagreen 7 1 1 England
28 Oct 2010 12:01PM
Beautiful shot and what a lovely & interesting write up .What better Blessings than those from Mum!! Well done
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
28 Oct 2010 12:03PM
Great image to illustrate a very interesting text
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
28 Oct 2010 12:50PM
Thanks for the informative write up and a nice colourful accompanying image.
Nikola 7 1 India
28 Oct 2010 12:58PM
It's nice to see such old traditions being followed till this day and to have them so beautifully captured as treasured moments. Well done.
sn 7 India
28 Oct 2010 1:38PM
It shows the traditions. Nice capture.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
28 Oct 2010 1:40PM
I have a friend in Nepal at the moment, she is teaching.

Interesting shot.

Carrie_1 8 2 6 Wales
28 Oct 2010 2:00PM
Lovely interesting shot.
ginz04 14 281 20 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 2:22PM
good to learn about different cultures
shaver 10 8 England
28 Oct 2010 2:25PM
well captured
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 4:05PM
A beautifully captioned emotional shot
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
28 Oct 2010 4:10PM
well informed ,great detail in both picture and write up.thank you.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 4:15PM
learn something every day.
what a great story thank you for sharing.
i must say this i do love Nepalese food in the chicken tikka massala they use almonds instead of coconut and it is really flavoursome
debu 8 India
28 Oct 2010 5:01PM
Lovely shot.
28 Oct 2010 5:08PM
Beautiful shot and description ~ Thanks for sharing
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2010 5:14PM
Wonderful, love what it stands for Rani.
28 Oct 2010 5:58PM
Good reportage of an interesting festival. A
28 Oct 2010 8:45PM
A wonderful capture, Rani, and thanks for the information.
28 Oct 2010 10:42PM
An auspicious moment, well captured.
29 Oct 2010 4:46AM
Lovely image I love it! Nice info!
29 Oct 2010 5:46AM
Thanks for sharing this interesting tradition. Wonderful image!
29 Oct 2010 7:57AM
Good shot and interesting write up Smile
acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2010 10:11AM
A lovely interesting shot Rani, well done............Martin
metro074 8 8 Australia
29 Oct 2010 11:39AM
Hi Tashi, what a wonderful capture. The detail and colour is superb. I think the Dasshera festival is a beautiful thing to celebrate Smile
29 Oct 2010 12:33PM
Beautiful write up and beautiful image. Delightful and full of meaning.
Ezo 7 7 England
29 Oct 2010 12:53PM
Beautiful reportage shot Tashi, brings back memories for me.
29 Oct 2010 1:21PM
very nice shot
29 Oct 2010 3:00PM
Lovely moment.
You are very happy to receive blessings from your Mom!Anxious onlooker lad.Well recorded event - Raja.
dusfim 8 Malta
29 Oct 2010 6:10PM
Great capture Rani, also a detailed explanation on the photo. Dusfim
LexEquine 12 19 United States
29 Oct 2010 6:25PM
Excellent reportage candid capture, Rani. Glad to make my vote, #50. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice Weekend.
tashi 7 2
30 Oct 2010 3:10AM

Quote:You are very happy to receive blessings from your Mom!Anxious onlooker lad.Well recorded event - Raja.

Oh no that's not me! The mother in this picture is my sister, (yes ... younger to me), the two kids are my niece and nephew. I'm the unseen. Yes, the one behind the camera.
My sis is married to a Nepalese guy, which means she follows his traditions.

Also, thanks to all for seeing this picture (which happens to be one of my favourite shots) and ... of course .... special thanks to all for the lovely comments and votes.
rayjac 8 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2010 7:48AM
Nice picture and very good write up, thank you, sorry not been on lately PC problems.
xwang 9 56 8
4 Nov 2010 4:43PM
Excellent captured family photo.Wonderful writing up,I'm glad to learn about the Festival.What a happy moment to be blessed by Mom.
9 Nov 2010 11:31AM
great capture.
osie 7 2 3 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2010 5:14PM
I can only repeat what others have already said really...Lovely image...well taken... good write-up...very interesting to learn a little bit about another culture...Excelento...!!! Smile

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