Celebrations

I didn’t know what to call this video. At first I thought I would call it rituals but that felt wrong. As I reflected it was more like celebrating mass or weddings. The first images are from the Hindu ceremony Aarati which is a prayer for all of humanity. The second set are from a Tibetan Buddhist temple in Boudhanath just outside of Kathmandu. The informal singing group is outside the temple to Bhagwati in Manakamana in the foothills of the Anapurna. The video ends with a wedding party on the streets of Kathmandu.