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Asar 15 : Centuries-old celebration

Over the years and generations, people have celebrated Asar 15 with special gusto. You have been celebrating too. But what is the importance of Asar 15? Why celebrate it? Many farmers live in the rural Nepal where there is no… 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 →

Ghode Jatra – घोडे जात्रा

The celebration of Ghode Jatra is done in the wide open ground of Tundikhel every year in the heart of Kathmandu. Organized on the no-moon day of Chaitra, “Ghode Jatra” translates to “Horse Parade” in Nepali. Organized and performed by… 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 →

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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