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The Surma Saravor Jatra is a six day-long festival celebrated every even years of the Nepali calendar by the people of Darchula’s Ghajir and Chetti villages. This year, 10-16 August, photographer Kishor Maharjan following the bire, those men making the arduous pilgrimage in the footsteps of the goddess Surma Devi, from their villages to the Surma Sarovar lake in Bajhang.
COMING SOON: Kishor Maharjan’s short essay explaining the pilgrimage!
All photos by Kishor Maharjan
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