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Image of Asia: Scattering grains in memory of the departed

November 17, 2017

A Nepalese woman scatters seven types of grains during Bala Chaturdashi festival in the courtyard of Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Bala Chaturdashi is celebrated in memory of departed family members by lighting oil lamps and scattering seven types of grains along a prescribed route. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

In this photo by Associated Press photographer Niranjan Shrestha, a Nepalese woman scatters seven types of grains during the Bala Chaturdashi festival in the courtyard of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Bala Chaturdashi, a Hindu festival, is celebrated in memory of departed family members by lighting oil lamps and scattering seven types of grains along a prescribed route.

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This image was made with a lens at a focal length of 185mm, a shutter speed of 1/6400, aperture of f2.8, and ISO 400.

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