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Tiji festival excitement in Lo Manthang

Tourism Mail | 13th May, 2018

MUSTANG, May 13: Historic Tiji festival fever has gripped Lo Manthang in Upper Mustang. Celebrated by the local Gurung and Bista communities of upper Mustang since the 15th century, the three days festival is observed by exchanging love and greetings among the communities, wishing for world peace and no natural destruction. Various deities are worshipped…

Rato Machhindranath’s Bhoto exhibited in Jawalakhel

Tourism Mail | 13th May, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Bhoto (vest) of Rato Machhindranath, the god of rain and harvest, was exhibited in Jawalakhel Sunday. President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Acting Chief Justice Dipak Raj Joshi and Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa visited Jawalakhel to observe the Bhoto. After displaying the Bhoto…

Bhoto Jatra to be marked on Today

Tourism Mail | 13th May, 2018

KATHMANDU,May 13:  The bhoto jatra is going to be marked tomorrow as part of the Rato Matsendranath chariot festival. The festival will come to an end with it after the chariot of the deity is pulled up to Jawalakhel of Lalitpur. It is an annual cultural cum religious ritual of displaying the black jewel-studded bhoto…

Postage stamp exhibition kicks off in Kathmandu

Tourism Mail | 20th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, Apr 20: A postage stamp exhibition has been organized here in Kasthamandap area in the capital Thursday. The postage stamps were designed by the World Heritage Festival Main Organizing Committee. The postal tickets incorporate the images of the world heritages of the country. The exhibition has been organized on the occasion of World Heritage…

Pilgrims throng Matatirtha pond

Tourism Mail | 16th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, April 16: Devotees have thronged the Matatirtha Kunda or the sacred pond since early morning today at Chandragiri Municipality to take a holy bath and make offerings in the name of their deceased mothers. A religious fair takes place at this pilgrimage site every year on the occasion of the Mata Tirtha Aaunsi or…

Bisket Jatra starts in Tokha

Tourism Mail | 14th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, April 14: Bisket Jatra, an annual festival celebrated by the residents of Tokha in northern Kathmandu, has begun Saturday. Starting on the first day of the Nepali New Year, Baisakh 1, the four-day event sees a cart with god and goddess, Ganesha and Kumari, being pulled through the town. A wooden pole (Lingo) has been erected near…

Nepali New Year being marked across country today

Tourism Mail | 14th April, 2018

KATHMANDU, April 14: The Nepali New Year is being marked today by exchanging greetings across the country. Also called ‘Mesh Sankranti’ or ‘Baisakh Sankranti’, today the Sun enters into the Aries from the Pisces. The first day of the Year 2075, this is the day for everyone to plan for future with firm determination by evaluating…

Bisket Jatra begins

Tourism Mail | 10th April, 2018

BHAKTAPUR, April 10: The Bisket Jatra celebrated for a week on the arrival of the New Year began here by towing the chariot of Bhairavnath from local Taumadhi. The towing of the chariot began Tuesday evening. The locals from the upper and lower belt of Taumadhi area pull the chariot to their respective communities. The…

NFPJ conducting 2nd National Photo Journalism Award 2074

Tourism Mail | 28th March, 2018

KATHMANDU, Mar 28: The National Forum of Photo Journalists is conducting the National Photo Journalism Award 2074 on April 26 to award photojournalists under various achievements. The NFPJ is conducting the second iteration of its award program to motivate upcoming photo journalists of Nepal. The event will be held at the Army Officers Club, Bhadrakali…

Toni Hagen’s photographs in exhibition

Tourism Mail | 27th March, 2018

BHAKTAPUR, Mar 27: The photos of Kathmandu valley and its surroundings taken during 1950s by renowned Swiss geologist Dr. Toni Hagen have been kept in exhibition in Bhaktapur. Toni’s daughter Katryn Hagen inaugurated the exhibition in Ganchhe of Bhaktapur Municipality on Monday evening. The exhibition includes Toni Hagen’s photographs of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kirtipur, the…