Students in Sera Monastery engaged in a debate session, Lhasa, Tibet

Students in Sera Monastery engaged in a debate session, Lhasa, Tibet
They are very animated in their debates and it’s an interesting practice.

Students in Sera Monastery engaged in a debate session, Lhasa, Tibet

Central courtyard of the Patan Royal Palace, Mul Chowk, at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

Central courtyard of the Patan Royal Palace, Mul Chowk, at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
This palace was built mostly with red bricks nearly 400 years ago in 1600s. Had withstood a few tests of time and earthquakes.

Central courtyard of the Patan Royal Palace, Mul Chowk, at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

A woman having a photo shoot at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

A woman having a photo shoot at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
She had chosen a fitting silk saree for the beautiful place with courtyards and temples, I thought.

A woman having a photo shoot at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

Lalitpur living Goddess (Kumari) in her throne, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Lalitpur living Godess (Kumari) in her throne, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal
I have read a bit about Nepal’s tradition of selecting a Kumari (a living Goddess) for their worship and meeting one of such Kumari was a very soulful and unique experience during my trip to Nepal and Tibet. One of several ways to be in touch with divine I guess. I still remember the vibrant red color that was present and I am glad with this shot that has brought some of that vibrancy.

Lalitpur living Godess (Kumari) in her throne, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal