Friday, July 2, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Shaman tradition of Kham Magars

TheJhankri tradition (Shamanism) is a popular practice in the Kham Magar community of western Nepal i.e. places like Rolpa and Rukum. The jhankris are dressed up in special kind of trousers, have their faces painted and wear feathers of falcon and foliage on their head. They use porcupine needles, Ot, tiger cub's skin, Thawa, tail of a yak, palm of a grizzly bear, claws of vulture and rodents as other accessories. They also carry a large drum, called Dhwangro and a beating stick called Makke. They wear wooden ornament called Chemali on the right wrist.

The jhankri tradition is a natural, spiritual and psychological practice of healing. The old jhankris pass on this special art of manipulating a patient's mind to cure an illness to their disciples.

Every year, the jhankris from all around the community assemble for a special kind of jamboree called Pumsine. The locals actively volunteer for the smooth running of the Pumsine and help the jhankris with the needful. The jhankris spend a day and a night beating their drums and chanting. The disciples are then taken on top of a tree where the special spells are passed on from the teacher. Pumsine is also an important occasion for fresh jhankris meet old ones and find a suitable teacher to learn and inherit the art from.

Young Shaman from Kham Magar

TheJhankri tradition (Shamanism) is a popular practice in the Kham Magar community of western Nepal i.e. places like Rolpa and Rukum. The jhankris are dressed up in special kind of trousers, have their faces painted and wear feathers of falcon and foliage on their head. They use porcupine needles, Ot, tiger cub's skin, Thawa, tail of a yak, palm of a grizzly bear, claws of vulture and rodents as other accessories. They also carry a large drum, called Dhwangro and a beating stick called Makke. They wear wooden ornament called Chemali on the right wrist.

The jhankri tradition is a natural, spiritual and psychological practice of healing. The old jhankris pass on this special art of manipulating a patient's mind to cure an illness to their disciples.

Every year, the jhankris from all around the community assemble for a special kind of jamboree called Pumsine. The locals actively volunteer for the smooth running of the Pumsine and help the jhankris with the needful. The jhankris spend a day and a night beating their drums and chanting. The disciples are then taken on top of a tree where the special spells are passed on from the teacher. Pumsine is also an important occasion for fresh jhankris meet old ones and find a suitable teacher to learn and inherit the art from.

Smoking Shaman

Shaman in Nepal

two of Shaman looking their own photos in camera

TheJhankri tradition (Shamanism) is a popular practice in the Kham Magar community of western Nepal i.e. places like Rolpa and Rukum. The jhankris are dressed up in special kind of trousers, have their faces painted and wear feathers of falcon and foliage on their head. They use porcupine needles, Ot, tiger cub's skin, Thawa, tail of a yak, palm of a grizzly bear, claws of vulture and rodents as other accessories. They also carry a large drum, called Dhwangro and a beating stick called Makke. They wear wooden ornament called Chemali on the right wrist.

The jhankri tradition is a natural, spiritual and psychological practice of healing. The old jhankris pass on this special art of manipulating a patient's mind to cure an illness to their disciples.

Every year, the jhankris from all around the community assemble for a special kind of jamboree called Pumsine. The locals actively volunteer for the smooth running of the Pumsine and help the jhankris with the needful. The jhankris spend a day and a night beating their drums and chanting. The disciples are then taken on top of a tree where the special spells are passed on from the teacher. Pumsine is also an important occasion for fresh jhankris meet old ones and find a suitable teacher to learn and inherit the art from.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hasana Magazine 33


in cover, Prof. Dr. Meena Singh Khadka, the educationists and women activist. in magazine she expressed her views against women violence.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hasana Magazine- 32

Shaman in Kham (Magarat region, Nepal) is cover story in 32nd issue of Hasana Magazine. Not only photography, write up also mine.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Hasana Magazine -28



Ms. Bhawani Rana is in cover

Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Photos in Exhibition


Photo Exibition which was inaugauarted at Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin, Germany.

My Photos in Exhibition

Photo Exhibition which was inaugurated at Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin, Germanyu

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Woman in Double Responcibility


People's liberation Army (Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist)

Siurung Village


Siurung is a Gurung Village lise in Lumjung District of Nepal

Nuwakot Palace


Once open a time Nuwakot is a capital of Nepal and it is a palace.

Nuwakot Palace



Once open a time Nuwakot is a capital of Nepal and it is a palace.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Woman

The Local Women Walking on the Road of World Heritage Site, Kathmandu Valley.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bagha Bhairav Temple at Night


Bagha Bhairav Temple is famous in Kirtipur, the ancient city of Kathmandu Valley

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Sacred Erotica

This picture seems like sexuality but in Nepal and India people use these as Tantra. This picture is taken in one of temple from Kathmandu. It is wood carving.

The Himalayan treak