Date: 1965-11-14 Location: Malaj, Myagdi Description: Beni bazar as seen from Malaj trail. Myagdi river is above the Panchayat compound outside of the village center. Kali Gandaki river flowing from lower right to center left where the Myagdi river joins it.

भौगोलिक विकटता, थोरै जनसंख्या, पातलो बस्ती नजिकै रहेको म्याग्दी र कालिगण्डकी नदीमा बगेको पानीको आवाजले म्याग्दीको सदरमुकाम बेनीबजारको तस्वीरले छोटो परिचय दिन्छ। बि.श २०२२ सालमा एक अमेरिकी नागरिकले सदरमुकाम बेनीदेखि अति विकट गूर्जासम्म खिचेका तस्वीरले हजारौं शब्दलाई मात दिन्छ ।

Date: 1965-12-03
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Students posing for class picture. Teachers in front.

प्राचीन सभ्यतामा प्रकृति, सभ्यता, रहनसहन र जैविक विविधताले मनोरम ऐतिहासिक म्याग्दी जिल्लाको तत्कालिन परिचय यी तस्वीरहरूबाट छर्लङै हुन्छ । सहरदेखि गाउँसम्म गुचुमुच्च अग्ला घर, घोरेटोबाटोको विकल्पमा खनिएका सडक लगायत मानवीय प्रतिस्पर्धालाई यी तस्वीरहरूले सहकार्य, मानवीय एकता र पसिनाको मुल्य र संघर्षलाई प्रतिबिम्ब गर्छ । एकले अर्काको प्रगतिमा रिस गर्नेलाई यी तस्वीरले सहकार्य र आफ्नो मेहनतमा विश्वास गर्नुपर्छ भन्ने सन्देशहरू दिएको छ ।

Date: 1966-02-04 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Election for Women’s Organization. Sub-inspector’s sister, supervisor.तस्वीरमा मानवीय संवेदनासँग जोडिएका गतिविधि देख्न सकिन्छ । तस्वीरमा देखिएकाहरूको अनुहार हसिलो छ, एकले अर्कालाई सहयोग गरेको देखिन्छ । एकलभन्दा सामुहिकतामा रमाउनुपर्छ भन्ने सन्देश समेत प्रवाह गरेको छ । दाँतै नभएका बृद्धबृद्धाको ओठमा मुस्कान देखिन्छ भने अवोध बालबालिकाहरूको अनुहार रुन्चे छैन् ।

Date: 1966-04-26
Location: Muna, Myagdi
Description: Women washing a 9 month old girl.करिब ५५ बर्ष अगाडीका तस्वीरहरूमा मानवीय सभ्यताहरू छचल्किन्छन् तर, अहिले शिष्टता, मर्यादा र विनयशीलता हराउँदै गएको छ । तस्वीरमा अतिथिलाई स्वागत सम्मान, धार्मिक परम्परा अनुसार पूजाआजा, बालबालिका खेलेको, विकास निर्माणका गतिविधिमा सहकार्य गरेको, मेलापातमा रमाइरहेका,मृत्यु संस्कारका लागी घाटसम्म पुगेका छन् ।

यी तस्वीरहरूले ५५ बर्ष अगाडीको म्याग्दी जिल्लाका बस्तीहरूमा मानवीय सहकार्यले अहिले गिर्दै गएको मानवीय संवेदनालाई ब्यंग्य गरिरहेको छ । समाज पतीत र खोक्रो बन्दै जान थालेको अवस्थामा प्राचिन सहकार्य र सम्भयताबाट पनि हामीले सिक्न सकिन्छ । यी तस्वीरहरू सुरक्षित राख्नुहोस् ।

Date: 1966-11-30 Location: Gurja Khani, Myagdi Description: Dhaulagiri as seen from Gurja pass.
Date: 1966-01-26 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Saraswati Puja, preparing meat from the sacrificed goat.
Date: 1966-01-26
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Shri Panchami festival, sacrificial goat carried through bazaar.
Date: 1965-11-22 Location: Galeshwor, Myagdi Description: Four friends at festival.
Date: 1966-01-31 Location: Ratnechaur, Myagdi Description: Water reservoir with reflection of Dhaulagiri.
Date: 1966-08-21 Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Helicopter taking off from Panchayat compound.
Date: 1965-11-22 Location: Galeshwor, Myagdi Description: People attending a mela.
Date: 1966-02-03 Location: Myagdi Description: Local participants in a training session.
Date: 1967-06 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Chandra Prasad Pande, PDO

Date: 1965-12-08 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Goats brought from the north.

Date: 1966-08-21 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Beni and Panchayat compound viewed from a helicopter.
Date: 1965-12-19 Location: Myagdi Description: Radha Krishna temple.
Date: 1965-12-20 Location: Myagdi
Description: Village sunrise, Nilgiri and Annapurna in the distance.
Date: 1965-12-16 Location: Ratnechaur, Myagdi Description: Secretary and members of Village Panchayat, peon.
Date: 1965-11-13 Location: Near myagdi Location Parbat Malaj, Myagdi
Description: Village view.
Date: 1965-11-14
Location: Malaj, Myagdi
Description: Beni bazar as seen from Malaj trail. Myagdi river is above the Panchayat compound outside of the village center. Kali Gandaki river flowing from lower right to center left where the Myagdi river joins it.
Date: 1966-08-21
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Panchayat compound as seen from helicopter.
Date: 1965-11
Location: Baglung, Baglung
Description: Two boys along the trail.
Date: 1965-12-20
Location: Myagdi
Description: Village of Gaunswara.
Date: 1967-03-13
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Victory procession through bazaar after election of district chairman.
Date: 1966-08-21
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Beni bazaar as seen from helicopter.
Date: 1967-03-13
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Observers at election of district chairman.
Date: 1965-12-03
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Peace Corps volunteer Boyd Michaelovsky speaking to District Assembly.
Date: 1965-11-14
Location: Malaj, Myagdi
Description: The Malla family.
Date: 1966-04-26
Location: Muna, Myagdi
Description: Thrashing grain at home of Ghan Bahadur.
Date: 1966-04-26
Location: Muna, Myagdi
Description: Dhan Bahadur and family.
Date: 1967-02-28
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Lime kiln
Date: 1967-06
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Surji Narayan, proud of his new irrigated garden.
Date: 1965-67
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: View of Beni from the north.
Date: 1966-12-29
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Pula students.
Date: 1966-03-04
Location: Dhorpatan, Baglung
Description: Sawmill.
Date: 1966-12-09 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Women at Maya Devi’s wedding.
Date: 1965-12-20 Location: Bhakilmi, Myagdi Description: Terraced paddy with View of Annapurna (center) and Machhapuchchhre (far right)
1966-04-26 Location: Muna, Myagdi Description: Shaman performing rain dance (the thunder rumbled but it didn’t rain).
Date: 1967-03-13 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Election victors covered in rung.
Date: 1966-08-20 Location: Baglung, Baglung Description: Election campaign poster.
Date: 1967-06 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Women getting water at a public water tap built by Surji Narayan.
Date: 1967 Location: Pardi, Kaski Description: Measuring rice and filling bags to be carried to Beni.
Date: 1966-12-01 Location: Gurja Khani, Myagdi Description: Myagdi Khola suspension bridge, built in 1958.
Date: 1966-02-08 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Gopal Narayan after his election to the agricultural organization
Date: 1965-11 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Opening of revenue office in Beni.
Date: 1965-11-22 Location: Galeshwor, Myagdi Description: Mela

Date: 1965-11-22 Location: Galeshwor, Myagdi Description: People at a mela.
Date: 1968 Location: Parbat Description: View of Kali Gandaki with Dhaulagiri in distance.
Date: 1968 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Toddler sitting in the lap of his grandmother in Beni Bazaar and his grandmother’s friend laughing.
Date: 1968 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Child sitting outside at his home in Beni Bazaar
Date: 1968 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Shopkeeper in store
Date: 1968 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: View from hilltop of Myagdi River joining Kaligandaki River
Date: 1969 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Tibetan mule train passing through town.
Date: 1969 Location: Beni Description: Typical buildings in town.
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: Funeral at Myagdi River.
Date: 1968 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: View from Rajhu, then in Mustang, of brdige crossing into Beni from the north.
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: Pakka footbridge crossing into what was then Mustang District.
Date: 1968 Location: Myagi Description: Primitive footbridge.
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: Fairly pakka footbridge crossing Myagdi River.
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: Primitive footbridge crossing tributary to Myagdi River.
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: Primitive footbridge crossing tributary to Myagdi River.
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: Close up of primitive footbridge crossing tributary to Myagdi River.
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: View of Annapurna range.
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: View of Annapurna range.
Date: 1969 Location: Darbang, Myagdi Description: Children at mela
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Date: 1969 Location: Darbang, Myagdi Description: Children at mela.
Date: 1969 Location: Darbang, Myagdi Description: Dancers and musicians at mela.
Date: 1969 Location: Darbang, Myagdi Description: Children at mela.
Date: 1969 Location: Myagdi Description: Villagers building schoolhouse taking in spectacular view of Dhaulagiri.
Date: 1969 Location: Darbang, Myagdi Description: Dancers and musicians at mela.
Date: 1969 Location: Myagdi Description: Village women collection random rocks for construction of school building for the village.
Date: 1969 Location: Myagdi Description: Construction of school building for the village with view of Dhaulagiri.
Date: 1968 Location: Muna, Myagdi Description: Pradhan Pancha and family pose on the porch of their home.
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: Four villagers with water buffalo preparing rice paddy
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: Three women transplanting rice
Date: 1968 Location: Mudi, Myagdi Description: New water pipe installed and brining water into village
Date: 1967 Location: Mudi, Myagdi Description: Archery contest. Target in the distance.
Date: 1967 Location: Mudi, Myagdi Description: Archery contest.
Date: 1967 Location: Gurja, Myagdi Description: Pradhan Panchha and wife
Date: 1967 Location: Myagdi Description: View from hillside down onto houses and buildings on Myagdi river
Date: 1967 Location: Gurja, Myagdi Description: Hunters at pass into Gurja valley
Date: 1967 Location: Gurja, Myagdi Description: Travelers resting at pass into Gurja valley
Date: 1968 Location: Mudi, Myagdi Description Returned Gurkha soldier teaching four young students in outdoor classroom.
Date: 1967 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: View from above of residences of people working in Myagdi district office and of the Myagdi River flowing into the Kali Gandaki thereby forming the beni the town is named for
Date: 1967 Location: Myagdi Description: View of Dhaulagiri
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: View of town from mountainside
Date: 1967 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Tree growing through temple at south end of town.
Date: 1967 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: View of town and Kali Gandaki from above.
Date: 1967 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description; Jilla Panchayat offices from above
Date: 1967 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description; Town and Kali Gandaki from above.
Date: 1967 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description; Myagdi District Jilla Panchhayat offices and the Kali Gandaki River
Date: 1967 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description; Rear of residences and charpis for jilla panchhayat offices
Date: 1967 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description; Dry goods shop with shopkeeper
Date: 1968 Location: Mustang Description: Vultures eating dead mule
Date: 1967 Location: Myagdi Description: Woman spinning yarn talking with Peace Corps volunteer Herb Koplowitz
Date: 1967 Location: Myagdi Description: Funeral at river bank
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: Porter carrying load and preparing to cross a small stream
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: Porters carrying loads and crossing a small stream
Date; 1967 Location: Myagdi Description: Funeral at Myagdi River
Date: 1968 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Government Minister arrives by helicopter for Gaun Pharka tour
Date: 1968 Location: Mustang Description: Villagers listening as Government Minister presents at Gaun Pharka meeting
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: Two boys about to cross a stream.
Date: 1968 Location: Myagdi Description: Children playing with soccer ball.
Date: 1967 Location: Myagdi Description: Children in outdoor school
Date: 1967 Location: Myagdi Description: Children in outdoor school
Date: 1967 Location: Myagdi Description: View of village from above
Date: 1967 Location: Myagdi Description: View countryside with Dhaulagiri in the distance.
Date: 1967 Location: Myagdi Description: House and village on hillside. View of Himalaya.
Date: 1967-10 Location: Myagdi Description: Thakali woman making tea in her tea shop.
Date: 1966-12 Location: Baglung Description: The village of Beni at the Kali Gandaki river seen from a trail high above.
Date: 1966 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Schoolchildren and police enthralled with Western visitor with horse.
Date: 1967-10 Location: Myagdi Description: Trail below Ghorapani on Pokhara to Tatopani
Date: 1967 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: High School students in class in Beni.
Date: 1967 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Teacher in Beni originally from Ghurka family in Dehradun.
Date: 1966 Location: Myagdi Description: Houses on the Myagdi river side of Beni.
Date: 1966-02-28 Location: Muna, Myagdi Description: Looking toward the Dhorpatan ridge, after a fresh snow.
Date: 1965-12-16 Location: Ratnechaur, Myagdi Description: Secretary and members of Village Panchayat, peon.
Date: 1966-01-28 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: View of village. Government compound is the set of white buildings on the left. Kali Gandaki River on the right.
Date: 1965-12-20 Location: Myagdi
Description: Malaj village and Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Hiun Chuli.
Date: 1967-03-13 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: PDO Dor Bahadur and the schools sub-inspector working on Peace Corps volunteer’s porch.
Date: 1967-06 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: 18 month old son of Vishnu Maya.
Date: 1965-11-14
Location: Malaj, Myagdi
Description: Beni bazar as seen from Malaj trail. Myagdi river is above the Panchayat compound outside of the village center. Kali Gandaki river flowing from lower right to center left where the Myagdi river joins it.
Date: 1965-11-14
Location: Malaj, Myagdi
Description: Beni, as seen from the cliff trail across the Kali-Gandaki.
Date: 1966-08-21
Location: Ratnechaur, Myagdi
Description: View from a helicopter
Date: 1967-03-13
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Victory procession through bazaar after election of district chairman.
Date: 1967-03-13
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Observers at election of district chairman.
Date: 1965-12-03
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: District assembly: Mula, Ror Bahadur, Kimchour, Nar Bahadur.
Date: 1966-01-26
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Shri Panchami sacrifices for Saraswati puja from primary school students.
Date: 1965-12-23
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Gouchan posing for his photo.
Date: 1966-02-08
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Lakshman Baidya, compounder
Date: 1965-11 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Opening of the revenue office. Note the microphone.
Date: 1965-11-22 Location: Galeshwor, Myagdi Description: People at a mela.
Date: 1966-02-06 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Four men.
Date: 1967-06
Location: Beni, Myagdi
Description: Vishnu Maya at the typewriter.
Date: 1967-06 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Surji Narayan and family
Date: 1965-11-22 Location: Galeshwor, Myagdi Description: Mela
Date: 1967-06 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Departure from Beni, last view of Surji Narayan’s hotel.
Date: 1966-01-26 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Shri Panchami, Singeing the hide of a sacrificed goat.
Date: 1967-04 Location: Tatopani, Myagdi Description: Looking north with cable suspension bride over the river.
Date: 1966-12-09 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Women at Maya Devi’s wedding.
Date: 1966-04-26 Location: Muna, Myagdi Description: Shaman performing rain dance (the thunder rumbled but it didn’t rain).
Date: 1967-04 Location: Devistan, Myagdi Description: Temple with Dhaulagiri in the background.
Date: 1965-11-22 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: The wives of Devendra and Uttam Lal
1966-04-26 Location: Muna, Myagdi Description: Shaman performing rain dance (the thunder rumbled but it didn’t rain).
1966-04-26 Location: Muna, Myagdi Description: Shaman performing rain dance (the thunder rumbled but it didn’t rain)
1966-04-26 Location: Muna, Myagdi Description: Shaman performing rain dance (the thunder rumbled but it didn’t rain).
1966-04-26 Location: Muna, Myagdi Description: Shaman performing rain dance (the thunder rumbled but it didn’t rain).
Date: 1966-02-19 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Double wedding of Mukhya and his brother.
Date: 1967-03-13 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Election of district chairman.
Date: 1967-03-28 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Myagdi District Assembly.
Date: 1966-01-31 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Dancing at a wedding.
Date: 1966-08-21 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Village school and Kali-Gandaki valley
Date: 1966-01-04 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Laying the cornerstone for the future road to Pokhara. Suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki in the background.
Date: 1967-06 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Women getting water at a public water tap built by Surji Narayan.
Date: 1967-01-26 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Shri Panchami, girls preparing food.
Date: 1966-01-24 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Looking north at sunset in the Kali Gandaki valley.
Date: 1967-06 Location: Beni, Myagdi Description: Village schoolhouse and cliff across the river
Date: 1966-04-26 Location: Muna, Myagdi Description: Dhan Bahadur’s women-folk. Wood for construction.