Monday, September 1, 2008


Family and friends...

I attended baby Aman's Pasni ceremony yesterday, in which a person is welcomed into the world and given their first taste of the all-important rice. A puja (sacred ritual) is performed and the baby is offered all kinds of foods to taste, as well as blessings and gifts of money by family members. It's a beautiful and elaborate ritual.

Aman is Manju Shrestha's grandson, and he traveled all the way from Portland, Oregon with his parents Neeraj and April for this first important milestone in his life.

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