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‘Lumbini - Meeting under the prayer flags’


The gardens around the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini are a pleasant place to relax in a green environment.
Actually, Lumbini Park is quite large and you have to walk several kilometers to visit all the temples.

When I was there most of the visitors to the temples and monasteries were Nepalese or Indian.
I don't know what nationality these ladies have but they are clearly Hindu.
These ladies were very willing to pose for me and their colourful clothes and natural beauty did not let me hesitate.

Many photography enthusiasts wish to photograph ladies dressed in red.
That’s not a problem in Nepal. The challenge there is to photograph a lady in blue :)
Mission succeeded ... but as you can see on the picture ladies in blue turn out to be a lot more timid than ladies in red … :)

And young female monks are not shy at all. See WS.



Nepal is a secular state where Buddhists and Hindus not only live together and tolerate each other but also share common aspects of worship in many respects.
A mutual respect exists for those who practice a different religion.
In 2011 81.3% of the Nepalese population was Hindu while 9.0% was Buddhist.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5243 W: 17 N: 12673] (50938)
  • Genre: Gens
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2019-11-20
  • Exposition: 1/21 secondes
  • Versions: version originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-05-24 23:49
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