Patan Latitpur : The Astamatrika Dance of Eight Mother Goddesses, tutelary deities of Hindus, performed by 13 male Buddhist dancers on nine nights during the Dashain festival.
The Dance was introduced by King Sri Nivash Malla (1627–1687 AD). Once he saw in his dream the congregation of Mother Goddesses dancing in his royal court Mul Chowk. He established the Astamatrika Dance and determined, it should be performed every year.
It was a beautiful day to visit the stupa. It is a festival day, so they were changing the flags and painting the stupa. As a photographer you are always trying to find a unique perspective on a place to photograph. But sometimes it’s fun to just get the postcard shot. 😉