August 15, 2019, marks the celebration of the historic and culturally significant festival, Janai Purnima. In terms of the Nepalese calendar, it falls on Shrawan. This festival is synonymous with Rakshya Bandhan and Gun Punhi and it is greatly celebrated by Hindus across the world. There are numerous names and methods through which this festival is celebrated...
 Gunlā (Nepal Bhasa: गुंला) is one of the most revered festivals for the Newar Buddhists. According to the Newari dialect, LA means month whereas GU means a hill or mountain. As per the Bikram Sambat calendar, this festival starts from Shrawan Shukla Pratipada and ends at Bhadra Shukla Pratipada, and it lasts for a month. The entire...
The Gathemangal festival has synonyms like Ghantakarna and Gathemangal Chaturdasi. This festival is most popular with the people of Newar community and although you may not be a Newar, chances are that you might have taken a leave in this festival. If you ask children and youngsters about this festival, then they’ll simply reply ‘You have to...
Marrying the Bel Fruit: Ihi Growing up in a society leads to following the values and beliefs that society follows. Nepal has rich cultural diversity. In this sense each community performs unique rituals and customs while living in a community. One such ritual is Ihi or Bel Bibha. This is a ritual in which girls...
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Maha Dev or Lord Shiva is the mightiest God among all gods in Hindu religion. And Shivaratri which literally means ‘night of the Shiva’ is one major festivals of Nepal. Celebrated on the 14th day of the dark fortnight, devotees fast for the entire day. Either they opt for Nirjala Brat (fast without consuming even water) or Do Nirahar Vrat (fast...
In Hinduism, there are many religious fast done, worshipping different deities. These kinds of religious fast could last for one day to one month. However, the intensity of fast increases as the days for fast rise. One such rigorous month-long fast is taken for Goddess Shree Swasthani and God Madhav Narayan. Hindu...
Halesi is one of the ancient and holiest places of Nepal. It is equally popular among Hindu, Buddhist and Kirati.  The situation in the eastern part of Nepal, Mahadev Mahadev is religious as well as touristic place. It believed another Pashupatinath in eastern Nepal. The natural and huge cave is the main attraction of Halesi Mahadev. The...
Krishna Janmashtami is known through many different names like Gokulashtami or just simply Janmashtami. This festival is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Krishna, who is the 8th avatar of the trinity of Hinduism, Lord Vishnu.  This festival falls on the 8th day of the Krishna Paksha which is also called the dark fortnight. It falls on Shrawan of the Hindu calendar...
2563 Buddha Jayanti namely Baishak Purnima is celebrated yearly in Nepal to mark the birth of Siddhartha Gautam. Siddharth Gautam also known as Lord Buddha was born 253 years ago in Lumbini Nepal. On this day he had acquired knowledge and Mahapari Deshavanan. Siddhartha, born in the form of...
Mother's Day in Nepal Mothers are symbol of love, strength and sacrifice. As a culturally and traditionally rich country, Nepal celebrates Mother's Day (Aamako Mukh Herne) on the month of Baishak marked on Baishakh Krishna Aunsi of the Nepali calendar, known as Matatirtha Aunsi. On...




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