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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 →

Samyak Mahadan – Festival of Dipankara Buddha

Samyak Mahadan, also known as the festival of Dipankara Buddha is observed once every five years in Patan (Lalitpur), In Kathmandu, Samyak is held at the Darbar Square and Bhuikhel in Swayambhu once in every 12 years, whereas in Bhaktapur,… Continue Reading →

Bhoto Dekhauney Jatra

Bhoto Jatra or Bhoto Dekhaauney Jatra is a Festival that is celebrated in Patan, while paying homage to the God of Rain , “Raato Machindranath”. The festival of Raato Machindranath is a month long festival while Bhoto dekhaauney Jatra happens in… Continue Reading →

Tongue-boring festival – Bode

North of Thimi in Bhaktapur, an important temple of a Tantric deity Mahalakshmi brings about a strange tongue-boring ritual that falls on during Nepali New Year. The temple’s priest drives a thin metal needle through the tongue of the male… Continue Reading →

Sindhur Jatra of Thimi

Sindur Jatra is one of the major festivals of Bhaktapur Which is observed on the third day of the 10-day Bisket Jatra. The festival also welcomes the Nepali New Year and marks the arrival of spring season. On this day… Continue Reading →

Bisyaku Jatra – Bisket Jatra

It concerns a king named Jagjyoti Malla, of the famous Malla dynasty. In the Kathmandu Valley, the Malla era lasted from 1200 to 1769 CE. Under the Mallas, Newari art and architecture blossomed due to enthusiastic royal patronage. The enchanted… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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