Saraswati Puja: Celebrating the day of knowledge

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Saraswati Puja, also known as Vasant Panchami, is celebrated on January 22 every year. This festival is celebrated as the Hindu spring festival which marks the end of winter. Goddess Saraswati, the deity of all learning and art form is worshipped on this day. On this day, students, professionals, artists, musicians and scholars worship Goddess Saraswati seeking wisdom, ar...

Maghe Sankranti: A Holy Festival Welcoming Spring

KAHMANDU, Jan 15: Maghe Sankranti is a Hindu festival which is celebrated in the beginning of the auspicious month of Magh. This festival is also known as Makar Sankranti or Uttarayana. The celebration of this festival is supposed to bring an end to the ill-fated period in the religious circle occurring in the month of Poush (9th month of Nepalese Calendar) when celebrations of festivals are forbi...

Essence of Swasthani Barta

KATHMANDU, Jan 02: Swasthani is a Hindu goddess. It is believed that the one who worships her with a pure heart and full devotion gets their wish fulfilled. A month- long recitation of the holy text of Swasthani Barta Katha begins from the ninth month of the Nepali calendar, Poush and ends in the full moon day of Magh. The Swastani Barta Katha consists of 31 series of chapter in which a sin...

New Year of Gurung community ‘Tamu Lhosar’ starts on Saturday

KATHMANDU, Dec 30 : The Gurung community is marking the 'Tamu Lhosar' as the New Year from today by bidding adieu to the old one. In Gurung language, 'Lho' means class and 'Sar' means change, and change in class is called as 'Tamu Lhosar', according to chairman of Gurung Samaj Resham Gurung. The members of Gurung community jovially mark the festival by organizing feasts and cultural prog...

Nepali painting exhibition in Philippines draws exciting participation

PHILIPPINES, Dec 28: A painting exhibition organised at Mangaldan National High School in Dagupan Pangasinan of Philippines has drawn an exciting participation. The panting exhibition — organized by Young Picasso Organisation at Saugal, Lalitpur — that kicked off on Tuesday is marked with the enthusiastic participation of students, painters, local people and other stakeholders, shared the organis...

Rajbiraj to host 15th International Maithili Conference

SAPTARI, Dec 20 : The 15th International Maithili Conference is taking place in Rajbiraj, Saptari with the objective of protecting and promoting the Maithili language and culture. The two-day conference will start on January 21, 2018. The conference also aims to promote unity among the Maithili community for furthering their rights. Maithili language scholars and researchers from Nepal a...

Honey production up in Dang

DANG, Dec 19 : Honey production has increased this year as compared to previous year in Dang district. According to Dang Chairman of Federation of Nepal Beekeepers, Bishnuraj Shrestha, honey production increased by 100 tonnes this year as compared to previous year. A total of 320 tonnes of honey was produced this year. Chairman Shrestha said that bee keeping farmers harvested honey up to...

Yomari, Dhanya Poornima and Udhauli festivals being observed today

KATHMANDU : The Yomari Punhi or Yomari Poornima, Dhanya Poornima and Udhauli festivals are being observed across the country Sunday. The Yomari Poornima is a festival observed by the Newar community of the Valley and is believed to have started 400 years ago. A special delicacy made of rice flour and molasses called Yomari is the major attraction of this festival. The day is also observe...

Hasan’s art exhibition begins from Saturday

KATHMAND : A solo art exhibition by Bangladeshi, Mehedi Hasan, has started in Kathmandu from Saturday.  The total 30 paintings featuring the artist's personal memory and 'tides of ocean' painted by Hasan in different times are put on display in the exhibition that will run until November 29. The art works also try to depict beauty and facial expressions of women like happiness and anger, sa...

International Maithili Conference begins in Janakpurdham

JANAKPURDHAM : The 29th International Maithili Conference kicked off inJanakpurdham from Saturday.  Maithili writers from Nepal and India are participating in the two-day event organised by the International Maithili Council. Inaugurating the conference, former Chief Justice Ram Kumar Prasad said deficient of enthusiasm in the use of the Maithili language has obstructed the further develop...