Spring has officially started in Nepal. Yesterday was the festival here called Basant Panchami which marks the beginning of spring ("basant" literally means "spring") and at the same time, it is a festival dedicated to Saraswati, Goddess of knowledge, wisdom, arts and music. Saraswati is supposed to celebrate her birthday and at the same time she opens the doors of the spring season. People, mostly women and schoolchildren, pay homage to the image of Saraswati and sprinkle the goddess' image with grains, flowers, fruits and sweets. Look at the beauties in traditional attires that I caught with my camera.
This young Newari beauty is adorned with main traditional jewelry pieces: tikma and tayo necklaces; lunya swam and sir bandi head ornaments.
This one is more modest, wearing a classy pearl necklace, earrings and some bangles.
Young women is saris. The one on the foreground is decorated with beautiful embroidery.
Girls enjoying ice-cream
The closest woman wears a sari and two others are dressed in kameez/churidar sets.
Nice hair adornment
No age limit for dressing up