Videos tagged with "bathing"
Bathing with the elephants......Nepal 2012 [01:01]
Chitwan NP in Nepal.
Nepal Elephant Beauty Contest- CNC World [02:36]
The Beauty Contest for the 9th Nepal Elephant Festival held its final round on Friday. Three elephants competed for the award by showcasing their appearance and intelligence levels. 20-year-old Aar Mohammad is bathing his elephant Pinkey in the Rapti River, as the final round of the beauty contest is in a few hours. Pinkey is one of the three elephants that got into the final round of the beauty contest, and Aar is the man who discovered her beauty and intelligence. SOUNDBITE (NEPALI): AAR MOHAMMAD, Mahout "I came here early this morning because today is the beauty contest. Let's see if she can win it.' Aar takes Pinkey to her hut after a 15-minute walk from the Rapti River. SOUNDBITE: RAJNEESH BHANDRI, CNC correspondent "It's early morning in Chitwan and Aar the mahout, also known as elephant keeper, is busy decorating his elephant because today is the final day of elephant beauty contest." Aar hopes that Pinkey will win the contest. He draws different symbols and signs on her body. Aar's brother is also there to help. SOUNDBITE (NEPALI): DOSH MOHAMMAD, Aar's brother "We just finished the painting and we are scheduled to be in the venue at 10 o'clock." The venue is crowded and everything is ready for the final contest. Five elephants were selected for the beauty contest, and three of them entered the final round. Pinky and the other two elephants, who are all dressed up in colorful makeup, walk on the ramp. The judges check closely at their physical hygiene, body ...
Seto Machhindranath Jatra (Chariot Festival).flv [07:07]
The shrine of Janabaha dyo or Seto (white) Machhindranath is situated in a courtyard in central Kathmandu. Besides the deity's sacred bathing ceremony in December, the chariot festival is the most important event of the year and it is spread over three days. The image of deity is put in a tall creaking chariot and dragged in stretches through the streets of Kathmandu accompanied by musical bands. The procession starts at Durbar Marg late in the afternoon and winds through the market squares of Bhotahity, Ason (day one), Indra chowk, Durbar square(day two) and Chikan Mugal to the end at Lagan,towards the southern end of the old city (day three). When the chariot stops for the night at the specified locality, devotees gather to worship the deity and light butter-lamps.
Tags: Seto, Machhindranath, machindranath, White, Jana, Baha, Dyo, Jatra, Rath, Yatra, Chariot, Festival, Nepal, History, Kathmandu, Festivals