Yenya also known as Indrajatra is the festival that displays captivated rain god, Indra. 'Ye' mean Indra and 'Ya' means Jatra. According to legends, God Indra was captured by the local when he came to steal the 'Palijaswa' flower in Kathmandu to fulfill his mother's wish to use the flower for worshiping purpose.
According to Legends, once Indra's mother, Basundhara, had to take a vow on Nepali date Bhadra Saptami. For this, she needed a Palija Swa a special flower which was not found in the Indra Lok. She sent her son Indra to Kathmandu, Nepal in search of the flower. Indra sees the flower in a...
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...
Saparu also known as Gai Jatra is the most revered and celebrated festival in the Kathmandu valley. This festival aims to commemorate the demise of people for a year. The name translates to ‘Sa Paru’ in the Nepal Bhasa (Newa Language) where Sa stands for cow and Paru stands for the first day of the dark...
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...
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...
Seto Machhendranath, also known as Janabahaa Dyo, Aryaavalokitesor, Karunamaya and Lokesor is believed to have the capacity to relieve living beings of any kind of suffering and is accredited as the rescuer of every creature on Earth. The chariot festival (Rath Jatra) begins after the idol of...
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