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Month September 2018

Indra Jātrā – येँयाः पुन्हि

Indra Jātrā, most commonly known as Yenyā (Nepal Bhasa: येँयाः) is the biggest religious street festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. Ye means “Kathmandu” and Ya means “celebration”, together it means “celebration inside Kathmandu” in Nepal Bhasa. Indra Jatra begins every year from… Continue Reading →

Rishi Panchami – ऋषि पन्च्मी

Most of the Hindu women across Nepal wrap up Teej (the most auspicious Hindu festival) by performing puja of seven sages on the third consecutive day of the religious fiesta. The day is popularly known as Rishi Panchami or Bhadrapada… Continue Reading →

Haritalika Teej – हरितलिका तीज

Hartalika is a combination of “harit” and “aalika” which means “abduction” and “female friend” respectively. According to the legend of Hartalika Teej, Goddess Parvati, incarnated as Goddess Shailaputri, was the daughter of himalaya who promised her hand in marriage to… Continue Reading →

Gokarna Aunsi – गोकर्ण औसीं

Gokarna Aunsi (Sanskrit: गोकर्ण औसीं) literally translated as cow eared (Gokarna) and no moon night (Aunsi) and is a late August or early September celebration in Nepal where the Hindu population worships cow eared incarnation of lord Shiva and their… Continue Reading →

Dey Pukhu Jatra

The festival dates back to the 12th century, when residents began drowning a live goat to appease the gods that were perceived to be living in the pond after a village child drowned in it. It is held the day… Continue Reading →

Layeku Bhaila Dance – Bhairab Naach

Bhairab Naach (“Bhairava’s Dance”) is an ancient masked dance performed by Newar community in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal as part of the Indra Jatra festival and named after Bhairab (Bhairava, an aspect of Shiva).There are 12 deities in this… Continue Reading →

BHIMSEN JATRA – भिमसेन जात्रा

Bhimsena is the deity of commerce and industry, and of fortunes. The Newar community in general and the business community in particular revere the deity for good business. On the midnight of the ninth day of the lunar dark fortnight… Continue Reading →

Krishna Janmashtami – कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी

Krishna Janmashtami in Nepali (कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी) is a festival observing the birthday of lord Krishna. This festival is also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti. Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on Asthami tithi, the eighth day of… Continue Reading →

NEKU JATRA-MATAYA: PATAN’S FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Very few cities in the world compares with Patan (Lalitpur) in the richness of its cultural heritage—a claim that really makes sense, especially when you are talking about something with the unmatched wonder of Neku Jatra-Mataya. For Patan’s Newari community… Continue Reading →

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