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सिटी न :ख – A NEPALESE CELEBRATION OF “RAIN BABY”

On the sixth day of bright fortnight “Tachhalathwa”, the opening fortnight of the eighth month in Nepal Samvat, the Newa community celebrates Sithi Nakha, dedicated to Sithi dyaa(the name for Lord Kumar in Nepal Bhasha). The main essence of this… Continue Reading →

Tamu Loshar – तमु लोसार

Gurungs, who call themselves ‘Tamu’, are indigenous inhabitants of west-central parts of Nepal. Some also live east of Kathmandu. There are numerous clans of Gurung, the members of which are all well known for their valor, humor, singing and dancing… Continue Reading →

LOSAR ल्होसार – Festival of Fun and Cheerfulness

LOSAR ल्होसार  Lo means ‘year’ and sar means ‘new’. Losar is the New Year as celebrated by Buddhist communities in the Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau. In the Nepal Himalayas, Tamang, Sherpa, Yolmo, Gurung, Bhotiya, Loba, Dolpopa, Mugumpa and many other… Continue Reading →

Indrayani Jatra

Kathmandu have their own special cultural and historical importance, while the participants of such fests take away happiness and rejuvenation. One such vivacious festival is celebrated in Kirtipur called Kirtipur Indrayani Jatra. The three day festival Indrayani Jatra is one… Continue Reading →

What is yomari ?

A yomari is a rice cake filled with brown cane sugar (chaku) and sesame seeds, or khuwa (made from milk), which is then steamed. Preparing yomari isn’t just about following a recipe passed on from generation to generation. It is… Continue Reading →

Sakela – Udhauli and Ubhauli (उधौली उभौली पर्ब)

Nepal is a country of ethnic diversities .Different ethnic communities follow their own traditions and cultures. Fairs and festivals have been a part of each and every ethnic community. Thus one or another kind of fair and festivals are observed… Continue Reading →

विवाह पञ्चमी – Bivah Panchami

Background Lord Janak, his daughter Sita, and their ancient Kingdom of Mithila, were all right here, within these borders, in the Tarai district of Dhanusa (Sanskrit for “bow”). The scene described above, happened in the uniquely constructed, mesmerizing temple, known… Continue Reading →

बाला चतुर्दशी – Bala Chaturdashi

Hindu devotees whose family member had died gather at Pashupatinath temple area where they perform various rituals. The festival begins by lighting ‘Mahadeep’ (lights) as they stay awake for the whole night on Mangsir Krishna Trayodashi, the eve of Bala… Continue Reading →

लुह्ती अजिमा गम्ये तैगु- luti Ajima Jatra

Kathmandu is a city of culture and ancient traditions, one of them being the jatra of Indrayeni commonly known as Luti Ajima Jatra. Indrayeni is one of the Astamatrika’s (8 mother goddesses) and is worshiped during this jatra along with… Continue Reading →

Ajima Jatra – Panchakumari Jatra

Background of Maitidevi Temple The original Maitidevi temple was built in the 7th century by Amshuverma which was transformed to the original shape as we see it now in the 20th century by Chandra Shumsher. The word ‘Maiti’ means parental… Continue Reading →

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