Newar man with traditional sword in process of sacrificing a buffalo in dashein festival time in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Newar culture is famous for blending Hindu and tantric buddhist tradtions in Nepal, also rooted in earlier animistic tradtions, as both Hindu and Buddhist culture do in parts - as can be seen in archaic rituals of Dashein sacrifices for goddess Durga and her nine incarnations.
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