The Thakali (ethnic group): photo 19
Photo 19 of 29 in Gallery: The Thakali (ethnic group)
Image title: Thakali oil/butter lamps (1)
The oil/butter lamps of brass used to lit up at the time of worshipping.
The text in Devanagari reads:
पुजाको बेला तेल अथवा घ्यू राखी बत्ति बाल्ने पित्तलको पानस
pujāko belā tela athavā ghyū rākhī batti bālne pittalako pānasa.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
pulako bela tela [tel] athava [athva] ghyu rakhi ... balne ... panasa [pansa].
The Thakali people are an indigenous ethnic group from Nepal whose rise of power can be dated to the mid-19th century. The Thakalis originate from Thak Khola, north-west of Pokhara, western Nepal. Thy are primarily Buddhist practitioners. The Thakali language represents a branch of the Tibet-Barman family, related to languages such as Gurung and Magar.