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Bhaktapur a Newar Town in the Kathmandu Valley
Priests and Purity Specialists in Death Rituals
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7th day ancestor deities ancestor rituals ancestor worship Bajracarya barber Basukala beaten rice betel nut Bhairava Bhaktapur black sesame Brahmin Buddhist byekegu caitya chief mourner clients clothes cooked rice corpse cremation ground day after death death and ancestor death rituals deceased dedicated deity Deopatan dugudyah father feast flour flowers forefathers full moon funeral association Ganesa goddess Gokarna guthi hands Hindu household impurity Jugi Kathmandu kumbha kusa lineage deity Mahendra mandala mhaymaca mourning nahkapah namah Narain Devi Narain Kumar Navadurga nayah Nepal Newar nhenumha occasion offering paha performed Photo phuki pindas pitarah pitr plate polluted preta priest procession puja purification purificatory ritual purity Pvah recitation representing river Sacred Thread sacrificial balls Salutation sapindikarana Sarma shrine siguthi Siva sixteen pindas srdddha sub-caste Svagamikha tion torch unbroken rice urban Visnu water cup worship Yama