The Magars (ethnic group): photo 34
Photo 34 of 35 in Gallery: The Magars (ethnic group)
Image title: Magar kitchen utensils: Round vessel
This photograph depicts the following traditional Magar tools and utensils, classified as Kitchen utensils (bhanda-kunda):
6. kasaumdi (कसौंडी/कसौण्डी) referring in English to “round vessel”. It can also be also transliterated as: Kasauṃḍī, Kasauṇḍī, Kasauḍī, Kasaumdi, Kasaundi or Kasaudi.
Note: the word Bhanda-kunda (भांडा-कुंडा), in English “Kitchen utensils”, can also be transliterated as bhāṃḍā-kuṃḍā, bhāṇḍa-kuṇḍā (भाण्ड-कुण्डा), bhāḍā-kuḍā, bhamda-kumda, bhanda-kunda, bhada-kuda, bhāṃḍākuṃḍā (भांडाकुंडा), bhāṇḍakuṇḍā (भाण्डकुण्डा), bhāḍākuḍā, bhamdakumda, bhandakunda or bhadakuda.
The Magar people represents one of the largest indigenous ethnic groups of Nepal whose written history dates to at least the 11th century. The Magars practice shamanism and animalism and practice a variety of Pujas (ritualistic worship). They speak the Magar language which is a branch of the Tibeto-Burman family.