Monthly archives: November, 2016

Painting done by Krishna Phuyal

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This painting represents a collage of significant pieces in the Nepali culture. The famous Himalayan mountains stand tall and beautiful in the background surrounded by grassy hills and terraced fields. The colorful prayer flags hang high and stand out as a peaceful reminder that prayers and good thoughts must surround us in our everyday lives. The last piece, maybe the most significant at this time, is the Dharahara tower standing strong with pride to represent the never-ending struggle to rebuild and overcome so many of the losses that Nepal has felt after the 2015 earthquake.


Painting done by Saraswati Lama

 

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The beautiful Hindu goddess Durga is represented by the bold fierce eyes, large golden nose ring, red lipstick, and tika upon the forehead. Durga, meaning the invincible, is believed to be the power behind creation, preservation, and destruction of the world. At a time like Dashain, Durga is one of the most significant and prayed to goddesses. Offerings are given to her, and many sacrifices are made during the week of Dashain. She goes by multiple names and is a multi-dimensional goddess.