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Madhav Narayan Festival: A month long celebration for longevity

Madhav Narayan Festival: A month long celebration for longevity

A month long recitation of Swasthani Brata Katha begins from Poush Shukla Purnima and at Hanumanghat, Bhaktapur, Madhav Narayan festival starts from the very day. The festival is a month long celebration devoted to goddess Swasthini and Lord Shiva. During the festivity, people take religious fast, bath in the holy rivers and read the pious Swasthani book, a chapter of which is recited by priests or householders to the gathered family on a daily basis.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 27 January 2018 21:39 )

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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(Sansk...

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

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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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Ngatabhulu Ajima ( Naradevi Swetkali) deity dace at Kirtipur

 Ngatabhulu Ajima ( Naradevi Swetkali) deity dace at Kirtipur

The ancient Ngatabhulu Ajima ( Naradevi Swetkali) deity dace was observed at Lyayeku, Kirtipur on Monday.

The dance festival was organized after 32 years though it should ...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 May 2016 12:06 )

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Making Chaku for Maghe Sankranti Festival

Making Chaku for Maghe Sankranti Festival

On the first day of the Nepali month of Magh, Maghe Sankranti is celebrated. Newari community offer a combination of Chaku with butter (ghee), yam and beaten rice to eac...

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 January 2016 07:15 )

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