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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Baghi

Also on the first day of Gunla in Lalitpur, the sacred early morning rally “Baghi” begins usually from 1:30 in the morning for 4 days. The 4 stupas surrounding Lalitpur namely Lagankhya Thur in Lagankhel, Pucha Thur in Pulchowk, Bagmati… Continue Reading →

Gunlā : गुंला

Gunlā (Nepal Bhasa: गुंला) (also spelt Gumlā) means tenth and ‘la’ means month. Meanwhile, ‘gun’ also means hill and ‘la’ means fair that indicates traveling uphill. Buddhists from the Newar community celebrates this month-long Gunla festival. Devotees mark the holy… 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 →

Rato MachindranathJatra – Bunga Dyah Jatra

Bunga Dyah Jatra or the Jatra of Rato Machindranath is is one of the longest running Jatras in the country Nepal. This Jatra lasts for a whole month and the chariot that is built for this very Jatra is over… Continue Reading →

Seto Machindranath – Jana Baha Dyah Jatra

Seto Machindranath, also known as Janabaha Dyo, Avalokiteśvara, Karunamaya, Guanyin is a deity worshiped by both Hindus and Buddhists in Kathmandu, Nepal. The temple of Seto Machindranath is located in Jana Bahal (also known as Machhindra Bahal). Located at Keltole… Continue Reading →

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