Sindoor Jatra

A Nepalese man, covered in vermillion powder, dances during Sindoor Jatra festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Devotees mark the festival by playing traditional drums, singing, dancing and carrying chariot of various deities around town while throwing sindoor, vermillion powder, to welcome the advent of spring and the New Year.

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A man covered in vermillion powder dances during the Sindoor Jatra festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Tuesday

A Nepalese man throws vermillion powder while celebrating "Sindoor Jatra" vermillion powder festival at Thimi, near Kathmandu April 15, 2013. The festival is celebrated to mark the Nepalese New Year and the beginning of spring season in Nepal.

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A Nepalese man throws vermillion powder while celebrating the “Sindoor Jatra” vermillion powder festival at Thimi, near Kathmandu on April 15 2013. The festival marks the Nepalese New Year and the beginning of the spring season in Nepal.