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Posted on Mar 15, 2014 by subodhscs under Culture and Festival
The colorful festival of Fagu Purnima is celebrated on the day following the full moon on the month of Falgun (February-March). With color powders, bucket of colored water, water guns and water balloons, this festival has evolved to be a celebration of the different colors of joy in life. This ...
Posted on Feb 27, 2014 by subodhscs under Culture and Festival
Maha Shivaratri (meaning the great night of Shiva- the holiest diety of Hindus) falls on the moonless (Falgun Krishna Paksha) 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Falgun, which corresponds to the month of February - March in English Calendar. Hindu devotees celebrate this day as one ...
Posted on Jan 8, 2014 by NepalTravel under Culture and Festival
According to Nepalese calendar, the first day of every month is known as Sankranti. Maghe Sankranti is the first day of tenth month of Nepalese calendar. It is yet another important festival in Nepal. Also known as Makar sankranti or Maghi, it is celebrated with great joy all over Nepal. It ...
Posted on Dec 31, 2013 by ER Saurav Shrestha under Culture and Festival
It's an another cold Christmas at Kathmandu yet again. I and my soul mate planned to celebrate the 2013's christmas eve with a romantic dinner at some quiet place away from regular christmas party crowd. So we planned to go to Bhaktapur for the same.There were decorations with Christmas tress and ...
Posted on Oct 25, 2013 by NepalTravel under Culture and Festival
Tihar also known as deepawali is one of the important festival in Nepal. Tihar is celebrated for five long days so it is also called as Yama Panchak. Tihar is the festival of lights and family bonding especially between brothers and sisters. First Day: Kaag Tihar The first day of tihar ...
Posted on Oct 5, 2013 by NepalTravel under Culture and Festival
Dashain is the national festival of Nepal. Dashain symbolizes the victory of gods over demons and victory of good over the evil. According to Hindu philosophy, a demon called ‘Maishasura’ was killed by goddess Durga and saved everyone from his evils. Thus, dashain is celebrated for this ...
Posted on Sep 9, 2013 by NepalTravel under Culture and Festival
Rishi Panchami also known as bhadraprada sukla panchami has special significance in Hinduism. It is a fasting day observed by hindu women after two days of haritalika teej. Rishi panchami is observed by hindu women to pay respect to sapta rishi (seven saints) and to get purified from sins ...
Posted on Sep 6, 2013 by NepalTravel under Culture and Festival
Nepal is culturally rich country. Festivals, jatras and many other rituals are part of Nepalese culture. Teej, also called as haritalika teej, celebrated by hindu women across the world is one of the important festival of hindu community. Women celebrate teej for long life and wellness of ...
Posted on Jun 7, 2013 by TravelNews under Culture and Festival
Lalitpur, June 6: The Chariot procession of Rato Machchindranath, revered as the God of rain, is coming to an end on Friday with the display of the Bhoto or jewel studded vest. The bhoto jatra or vest festival is being held as per traditions to display the vest four days after the chariot of ...
Posted on May 9, 2013 by TravelNews under Culture and Festival
Kathmandu, May 9: Nepalis are observing the Mata Tirtha Aunsi or the Mother’s Day today by showing respect and reverence to their mothers with gifts and various delicacies. Sons and daughters on this day of the New Moon Day in the Nepali month of Baisakh according to the lunar calendar take ...
Posted on Apr 19, 2013 by TravelNews under Culture and Festival
Kathmandu, April 19: The Ramnavami festival which falls on Chaitra Navami, the ninth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra as per the lunar calendar, is being observed across the country today.Lord Ram is worshipped during the Ramnavami which is a festival highlighting victory of truth ...
Posted on Apr 13, 2013 by MissionNepal under Culture and Festival
Bisket Jatra is celebrated in the historic city of Nepal, Bhaktapur and the surrounding areas.During the festival people replay a drama passed on over the centuries. God Bhairav and goddess Bhadrakali are placed in large chariots (locally known as Rathas) and pulled through crowds of cheering ...
Posted on Mar 25, 2013 by TravelNews under Culture and Festival
Fagu poornima or the festival Holi will going to celebrated across the country by smearing 'Abeer' or red vermilion powder and throwing colours and water-filled balloons at each other. One of the widely observed festivals of the country, Holi begins on the eighth day of the new moon and ...
Posted on Mar 10, 2013 by TravelNews under Culture and Festival
More than 750,000 Hindu devotees turned up at the Pashupati area on the Maha Shivaratri festival. Hindu devotees thronging the Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu, on Maha Shivaratri... According to the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT), over half a million people visited the temple from early ...
Posted on Oct 24, 2012 by TravelNews under Culture and Festival
The 10th day of the Bada Dashain festival is being celebrated all over the country today with great enthusiasm by receiving Tika and blessings from elders.On the day of Vijaya Dashami, today, the Goddess of the festival should be disposed of in rivers and ponds as per religious rituals (Bisarjan) ...
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