Teej festival in Takure, Sindupalchok district.
Photos and captions by Hannah Markoff.
This is Hannah, here she is receiving a tikka on her forehead. Today is the Teej festival, a day to celebrate women. A blessing for good health from Shiva was given by one of the local women.
This is Chelsea, a back bone force of Yuwa Unity and big supporter of Conscious Impact. Pictured here dressed in traditional braman sari for the Teag festival. Red all round.
This is Nita, one of the regular superstar cooks in the conscious impact kitchen. Pictured here with her cousin, dressed up for the Teej Festival.
Pictured here are two of our passionate volunteers, Beth and Sue.
This is Mel, one of our rasta loving sydney based volunteers. Pictured here in Nepali dress, playing around with one of the local children at the festival, Santos.
The women across many communities spent the day inviting us to dance traditional Nepali style with them!
This is Rupa, one of the local girls in the village. Most days she ties together leaves in a ball and plays hackie sack better than any of the boys!
This is a snap shot of the closessness that the men in the community share. Male villagers are more affectionate than the women are with each other. It is powerful and beautiful to witness.
This man spent the day drumming for the ladies of the village to sing and dance to in celebration of Teej.
This is Saati, an indian princess who is giving up her time to volunteer with us. She spent the day sharing stories with us about the love between Hindu gods Shiva and Paravati.
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