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Hindu Shamans at Pashupatinath
Even though Hindu Shamans fill the Pashupati premises at Kathmandu during Shivaratri by the end of winter season very few of them stay till the end of summer.
These two, among several others, are the ones who have decided to stay. It's already the start of monsoon and blissful season is not very far. Temperature drops by 5 to 7 degrees while it rains and the valley transforms itself into an ideal place for shamans. They accept whatever people have got to offer them. Even though they are devoid off the worldly sense of life they aren't quite devoid of modernity. They are used to their worldly means along with their unworldly sense of life.
It's out of question to ask if they were a family men or somebody without. But, these shamans look pleased for now, at least! This place shows-up the juxtaposition to its utmost.
© Amit Pokhrel.
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||June 18, 2018, 5:28 a.m.