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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 →

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja is an age-old Hindu festival which is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun God) and Chhathi Maiya, who is known to be the sister of Lord Surya. This festival is unique to the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern Uttar… 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 →

Chaitra Dashain

Chaitra Dashain is almost the last festival of the year according to Nepali Bikram Samvat calendar. After this festival, Nepali have a new year ahead within few days. This festival Chaitra Dashain has two days of celebration. The first day… Continue Reading →

Ram Nawami

Ram Navami falls on the final day of the nine-day long period of Chaitra Navratri. According to Hindu mythology, it is the birth day of Lord Ram, therefore, this day is considered auspicious. Lord Ram is believed to be the… Continue Reading →

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