A week in Nepal—documentary photography by Skanda Gautam.

Skanda Gautam is a photojournalist currently working at The Himalayan Times national daily. The following images are intended to document life in Nepal. Skanda Gautam has managed to cover different aspects in his photo series such as religion, everyday life and special moments. Just have a look below. For more of Skanda Gautam’s photographic work, please visit his portfolio on Behance or follow this talented photographer on Instagram.

A week in Nepal—photography by Skanda Gautam
“People watch the chariot procession of God of Rain ”Rato Machhindranath” in Lalitpur, Nepal on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Both Hindus and Buddhists worship Rato Machhindranath the God of Rain praying for good harvest. Devotees worship Machhendranath to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. A chariot of the deity placed inside is paraded around the ancient city and thousands of devotees from across the valley come to worship the God of Rain.”
A week in Nepal—photography by Skanda Gautam
“Mannequins are displayed outside a shop at a street market in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 10, 2019.”
A week in Nepal—photography by Skanda Gautam
“People pass by a tire in flames after local residents staged a protest against the delay in blacktopping of the under construction road at Boudha in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, May 09, 2019. The 11.46 kilometer road expansion work has been delayed for more than four years causing high dust pollution.”
A week in Nepal—photography by Skanda Gautam
“A boy rings a bell at a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 10, 2019.”
A week in Nepal—photography by Skanda Gautam
“Workers work on the reconstruction site of damaged temples at the historic Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur on Tuesday.”
A week in Nepal—photography by Skanda Gautam
“A worker walks along an ongoing blacktopping road of Boudha, a few days after local residents staged a protest against the delay of blacktopping roads causing dust pollution for more than 4 years in Kathmandu on Wednesday.”
A week in Nepal—photography by Skanda Gautam
“Nepal’s Living Goddess Kumari is carried by her mother to the Rato Machindranath chariot procession outside the Kumari Ghar in Lalitpur, Nepal on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. “
A week in Nepal—photography by Skanda Gautam
“Nepal’s Living Goddess Kumari is carried by her mother to the Rato Machindranath chariot procession outside the Kumari Ghar in Lalitpur, Nepal on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.”
A week in Nepal—photography by Skanda Gautam
“Muslims offer prayers on the first day of the month long Islamic holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, May 07, 2019.”
A week in Nepal—photography by Skanda Gautam
“Devotees pull the chariot of God of Rain ”Rato Machhindranath” in Lalitpur, Nepal on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Both Hindus and Buddhists worship Rato Machhindranath the God of Rain praying for good harvest. Devotees worship Machhendranath to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. A chariot of the deity placed inside is paraded around the ancient city and thousands of devotees from across the valley come to worship the God of Rain.”

All images © by Skanda Gautam.

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  1. Nepal is one of the most beautiful places to travel and take amazing photos. The photographs are really amazing and are taken perfectly by the photographer. Skanda Gautam has done amazing work. Keep it up and also keep sharing such beautiful photos with us.

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