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Month August 2018

Ghinta Ghishi Twak

Ghini Tang Ghini Tang Ghinta Ghishi Twak — this is the unique sound that resounds in the procession of Gai Jatra at Bhaktapur. Although Gai Jatra is also celebrated in Kathmandu and Patan, the vibrant and the hypnotic Ghinita Ghishi… Continue Reading →

Bagh Bhairab Jatra

Bagh Bhairab, the guardian deity of Kirtipur Every place has its own significance and if the settlement is old, it definitely holds some historical and cultural significance. Kirtipur, one of the oldest cities with majority Newar population, is one such… Continue Reading →

Gai Jatra- गाई जात्रा (Sa Paro- सा पारु)

According to the lunar calendar, Gaijatra festival falls on the first day of the waning moon in the month of the Bhadra (Bhadra Shukla Pratipada). The celebration, which literally means the festival of cows and is marked with various dance… Continue Reading →

Janai Purnima (Gunhu Punhi)

The “tagadhari”, people who wear sacred threads, celebrated Janai Purnima, this day is also known as ‘Rishi Tarpani’. On this day, male members of Brahmin and Chhetri communities get sacred threads (Janai) from priests who chant Gyatri Mantra, while others… Continue Reading →

Naag panchami (नाग पंचमी)

Naga Panchami (Sanskrit: नाग पंचमी) is a traditional worship of snakes or serpents observed by Hindus throughout India, Nepal and other countries where Hindu adherents live.The worship is offered on the fifth day of bright half of Lunar month of… Continue Reading →

Ghanta Karna (Gatha-Mungal)

Ghanta Karna (also called Ghanta Karna Chaturdasi, GhantaKarna and Gathe Mangal) is a Newari festival celebrating the defeat of the mythical demon Ghanta-karna (“bell-ears”) or “Gatha-Mungal” in local Newari language. According to the legend, a demon named Ghantakarna terrorized the… Continue Reading →

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