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Karuna Sthapit(right), and Kalpana Tamrakar(left), on the last day of the Suryadarshan rites in which Newar girls marry the Sun God. Cousin Bindira Rajkarnikar(center)  acted as the Baarapaasa, accompanying the girlsthrough the twelve day ceremony. In this photo taken in Bhotebahal, circs 1975 AD, Sthapit and Tamrakar wear similar dresses bought for the rites.

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