Nepal Sambat 1138 celebrated (Photo feature)

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Sambat New Year 1138 is being celebrated across the country amidst various programs. The people of the Newar community have been celebrating the Nepal Sambat as New Year's Day at present. The Nepal Sambat is an indigenous calendar of Nepal.  It is believed the Nepal Sambat or calendar year was begun by Shankhadhar Sakhwa by relieving the people of Nepal off debt during the...

Kathmandu illuminates with light on the day of Laxmi Puja

KATHMANDU: The third evening of Yama Panchak marked with the lights and flowers in Nepal which is devoted to Goddess Laxmi, goddess of Wealth. The capital turned into an illuminating fort with the lights. Tourismmail’s Prashant Pradhan and Binod Prasad Adhikari here brings you the snaps from the day when the people celebrated the evening with much fervor and joy. ...

Worshipping the honest mammal in Nepal (Photo feature)

KATHMANDU: Dog, the common animal and the favorite pet around the globe is worshipped in Nepal with much fervor and respect. They are regarded as guardian and messenger of Yama are offered garlands, breads and are worshiped with vermilion powder and flowers. The Rigveda, one of the Vedas in Hindu religion, Samara- the mother of dogs assists Indra, the ruler of heaven in retrieving stolen cattle. T...

Worshipping the “Messenger Crow” in Nepal (Photo feature)

KATHMANDU: Nepal, diversified by geography and culture celebrates various festivals in different period of time. The Yama Panchak or the Tihar which is the second largest festival in Nepal has begun fromTuesday. The first day was marked with the worshipping Crow “The Messenger” of medieval period. Tourismmail’s Prashant Pradhan brings you the shots of worshipping the messenger on first day of Tiha...

The season of Flowers in Nepal (Photo feature)

KATHMANDU: The month of September to the mid of November is regarded as the time for Nepal to bloom with tikas, flowers and lights. The biggest festival of Nepal, Dashain and Tihar falls during this time which has clear weather and laughter in everyone’s face. With the midst of arrival of Tihar, Nepal again has bloomed with flowers. Tourismmail’s Binod Prasad Adhikari brings you the beauty of the ...

The mesmerizing view of Nepal’s “City of Lakes” (Photo feature)

POKHARA: The mesmerizing view of Nepal’s “City of Lakes” Pokhara, esteemed tourist destination for the local and foreign tourists has numerous lakes and destinations to visit on. The mesmerizing view from the Sarangkot and the lakes from the high altitude are the apple of eyes for everyone. Tourismmail here brings you the beauty of the Nepal’s renowned “City of Lakes” in picture ...

Fulpati feu-de-joie at Tundikhel (photo feature)

KATHMANDU  : A Fulpati celebration was organized at the Army Pavilion, Tundikhel today on the occasion of the great festival of Nepalis, the Bada Dashain festival. The Fulpati feu-de-joie was performed in the presence of President Bidya Devi Bhandari. The Nepalese Army soldiers opened celebratory rifle and canon fire on the occasion. They also presented a march-past. Likewise, the Army's...

Beauty of Gokyo- Ri lake in Picture

KATHMANDU: The Gokyo- Ri Lake which lies in the Sagarmatha National Park at the height of 5360 meters from the sea level are being show cased in Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu. Dawa lama Tamang has brought in the beauty of the lake in pictures. Here are the snaps by him which are strictly copyright protected and credited to him. ...

Festivity in Brahmayani Temple of Nepal in pictures

BHAKTAPUR: The first day of the Nawaratri of Dashain Festival is celebrated in Bhaktapur with a pilgrimage to the Brahmayani Temple at Taulachhen. The temple, also called Brahmani, is situated about five minutes east of the Chyamasingh crossing. Though obscure to outside visitors, it is one of the most important temples to Newars based in the Chyamasingh area for various occasions. During t...