"" Buddhist/Hindu Tip by ClassVGuide
Buddhist/Hindu, Nepal: 10 reviews and 13 photos
Fondest memory: Shivaratri and the Holi festivals.
The first was a festival for the followers of the goddess (?) Shiva. The followers are normally Sadhus who go on long pilgrimmages, do acts of self inflicting agony to prove their faith and who smoke marijuana daily in their search for enlightenment. They don't smoke like we usually smoke and there really is an intricate ritual invloved here as this is a religíous action.
'Holi' is the popular 'Color Festival'. Dyes and paints and everything colorful that can stain you and your clothing is used in this ceremony which happens during the first full moon in Spring. It is a festival celebrating the end of Winter and beginning of Spring...so I'm told anyway.
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