Showing posts with label bathing festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bathing festival. Show all posts

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Death toll in boat tragedy in eastern India rises to 23

The death toll in Saturday's boat tragedy in the eastern Indian state of Bihar has risen to 23, with more bodies being fished out of the Ganga river.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tibetans enjoy splashing fun on bathing festival

Photo:www.tibettravel.com
Crowds of Tibetans, young and old, bathed themselves in the Lhasa River on Saturday despite the early autumn chill on the Tibet Plateau.

"The water is chilly, so start with your feet. The sun is blazing and the water will soon feel warm enough," said 60-year-old Droma to Deyki, a quiet young woman who was hesitating whether to get into the water. "Come on, you can't afford to miss the fun of bathing."

The bathing festival, known in Tibetan as "Karma Rigkyi", is a week-long holiday that falls in the seventh or eighth month of the Tibetan calendar.

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