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Matsyanarayan temple and Manabas Mela

Matsyanarayan temple and Manabas Mela

Matsyanarayan (Sanskrit: matsya meaning fish, narayan= a protector Hindu God-form of Lord Vishnu) is regarded as the first incarnation of Vishnu “Matsya Avatar” whose lower half is fish and upper half is human. This incarnation is believed to save Manu, a great teacher and law-giver, from a terrible flood which was about to destroy all life (Majupurias, 2011). Matsyanarayan temple situated at south west of Kirtipur is a heritage site rich in natural and cultural beauty. The temple area comprises of ponds, idols of different deities, chaityas, Vishnudevi temple etc. The hill covered with forest and vegetation creates so fresh environment that one cannot stop feeling calm, quiet and relax being there.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:25 )

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A day to feed a frog

A day to feed a frog

Kirtipur.Janai Purnima is a festival of all Nepalese. This day people from Bhraman and Cheetri community change their “janai” (a scared thread ). Similarly people fro...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:19 )

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Nag Panchami celebrated

Nag Panchami celebrated

People gathered at Tau daha for celebrating Nag Panchami. Tau daha is considered as a resident of serpant king Karkatok. In same occasion people pasted pictures of snakes...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 July 2012 18:42 )

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Gathamuga 2069 (Photo Feature)

Gathamuga 2069 (Photo Feature)

Annual Gathamuga festival celebrated at Kirtipur. Gathamuga is a first festival in Newar community celebrated after completing paddy plantation. The Lakhe dance also star...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:18 )

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Buddha Jayanti celebrated

Buddha Jayanti celebrated

KIRTIPUR, May 6 – The 2,556th Buddha Jayanti, birth Anniversary of Lord Gautam Buddha celebrated in Kirtipur organizing various programs with the message of peace and h...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:16 )

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Reconstruction of Bishnudevi temple started

Reconstruction of Bishnudevi temple started

The formal ceremony was organised to start reconstruction works of Bishnudevi temple situated at Bhajangal, Kirtipur Municiaplity ward no 18. Honorable state Minister of ...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:01 )

Indrayani jatra concluded

Indrayani jatra concluded

Kirtipur, Indrayani the protector goddess is worshiped by Kirtipurians with lots of respect and faith.The day of Dashami of Mangshir (this year 5th Dec, 2011) is special ...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:11 )

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Nagaun Balkumari Jatra

Nagaun Balkumari Jatra

Kirtipur, On the day of Mangsir Astami (Lunar Calendar), a Tantric Puja and celebration called "Dhaalcha khakgu" was performed in Pith of Nagaun. In this Puja, five peo...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 September 2013 07:59 )

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Bishnudevi Jatra celebrated

Bishnudevi Jatra celebrated

Kirtipur, Jatras and festivals are part of life for Newar community. One of the most awaited Jatra of Panga 'Bishnudevi Jatra' was celebrated on Sunday.

People of Panga wo...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:13 )

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