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Living masks of the Newars: The itinerant masked dances of the Kathmandu Valley

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Fig. 23.
The Devī pyākhã (goddess dance) troupe from Panauti - 2012.
- First row (bottom) from left to right :
Ganesh, Brahmayanī, Kaumārī, khyāh, demon (black, with protruding canines) betāh (yellow) 1 dog (khicā), 2 kavã (white skeleton), 2 khyāh (black with red tongue) and Vaisnavī.

- Second row (standing) from left to right :
Māheshvarī, Indrāyanī, Mahālākī, Bhairav, and Vārāhī. The leader of the troupe (nāyo) stands between Bhairav and Mahākālī.

© P. Shrestha