Seen in the pictures are Buddhist devotees reciting prayers and taking part in the annual 'sang (incense) and prayer flag offering' at Nagarjun Hill, on Thursday.

A statue of Guru Rinpoche is pictured while Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche blesses the three-year retreatant monks during the annual ceremony.

Likewise, a Buddhist monk hangs prayer flags while others walk past fragrant incense smoke.

The Nagarjuna area is one of such places considered holy for the Buddhist people in Kathmandu.

Photos by Photojournalist Skanda Gautam for The Himalayan Times