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“Gunlaa Chaitya Kipaa”-Mysterious Image of Swayambhu Stupa in Sky

“Gunlaa Chaitya Kipaa”-Mysterious Image of Swayambhu Stupa in Sky

Every year, in the eve of “Gunlaa Juga Charya-the fourth day of the lunar calendar” around Swayambhu premises during night, there is mystical image of Swayambhu(Sanskrit meaning self arisen) Stupa in sky. We do not know since when this belief get rooted in our cognition but the image we captured about 5 years ago (2069 B. S.) during that night is with us now in the page.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 August 2017 22:08 )

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Sa: Paru (Gai Jatra) this year

Sa: Paru (Gai Jatra) this year

Sa: Paru or Gaijatra is one of the most awaited festival in Kathmandu valley. It is said that this festival was initiated by Pratap Malla, however some culture experts cl...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 August 2017 20:22 )

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Nag Panchami 2017

Nag Panchami 2017

Tau daha is known as a home for a Karkotak Nag one of the Serpent Kings in the valley. On the Day of Nag Panchami, devotees gather at Tau daha to worship Serpent King.

On ...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 July 2017 09:17 )

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Some historical ponds of Kirtipur are getting new lives

Some historical ponds of Kirtipur are getting new lives

Kirtipur Municipality has taken an initiation to renovate almost dried up ponds of Kirtipur. The ponds, which used to be some the historic identities of the small suburb,...

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 June 2017 19:20 )

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Bhoto Jatra 2074

Bhoto Jatra 2074

Last day of Rato Machindranath Festival was celebrated on May 25, 2017. On this day black bejeweled vest (Bhoto) of Machindranath was displayed to the public from the Rato ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 May 2017 22:35 )

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Budhha Purnima celebration at Chilancho

Budhha Purnima celebration at Chilancho

Budhha Purnima is one of the important festivals for people of Nepal. In Chilancho Stupa, Kirtipur this event was marked with several programs. Here are the photos taken ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:21 )

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A Rectanlge

A Rectanlge

Amrit Karki (Nepal) worked with more than 20 households, months in advance to create a superimposed composition on the iconic facade of Kirtipur. Visible from hundreds of...

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Holi 2017 (Photo Feature)

Holi 2017 (Photo Feature)

Holi or Fagu Purima is one of the most awaited festivals in Nepal.  In Kathmandu valley and hill areas of Nepal it is celebrated on the full moon day of Falgun a...

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Ihi and Keta Puja at Kirtipur (photo feature)

Ihi and Keta Puja at Kirtipur (photo feature)

Newar community is rich for its culture and traditions. 'Ihi' and 'Keta Puja' are one of the important tradition in Newar culture. On the Shree Panchami a group 'Ihi' and...

Last Updated ( Friday, 03 February 2017 21:47 )

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