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!
Ever since I arrived in Nepal in 1975 as a Peace Corps volunteer, I have been taking photographs of the country and its people. In the 1980s, I traveled across Nepal by foot with a tripod-mounted camera. The photographs I took during this period captured village and farm life continuing much as it had for […]