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Maghe Sakranti: Welcoming Warmer Days

Maghe Sakranti: Welcoming Warmer Days

Maghe Sakranti is a popular Nepali festival observed on the first of Magh; widely celebrated as Ghya Chaku Sanlhu by the Newar community and as Maghi by the Tharus. This festivity is an invitation to the longer warmer days bidding farewell to the cold of Mangsir and Poush. Hindus take ritual baths in pious river locations and worship the sun. For the celebration, ghee, chaku, ladoo and sweet potatoes are consumed. These food items help to keep our body warm and thus make ourselves metabolically well-prepared to bid the winter good-bye for rest of the year.

Last Updated ( Monday, 15 January 2018 10:05 )

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Why is Merry Christmas celebrated on 25th December?

Why is Merry Christmas celebrated on 25th December?

Christmas is an annual celebration rejoicing the birth of Jesus Christ and is most commonly observed on 25th December. People worldwide enjoy this festivity sharing happi...

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 December 2017 14:58 )

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Jatra that takes place nowhere else

Jatra that takes place nowhere else

Every year in Hadigaun , people celebrate the jatra that takes place nowhere in the world.  Hadigaun jatra i s famous as  ‘Kahi nabhaeko jatra’  that means ‘jatr...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 October 2017 10:43 )

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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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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.

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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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BaghBhairab

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Tau Daha

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Panga

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