Main ritual of Chhath festival begins tomorrow

JANAKPURDHAM, Oct 23 : The main ritual of the four-day Chhath festival, a religious and cultural festival of worshipping and offering homage to the nature and the sun god, begins from tomorrow. The festival starts on Kattik Shukla Chaturthi or the fourth day of the waning moon in the Nepali month of Kattik as per the lunar calendar. As part of the main rituals of the festival, what is ca...

BHAITIKA TODAY

KATHMANDU, Oct 21 : The most important day of Tihar, the festival of lights, is being marked today by offering tika from sisters to their brothers. Sisters throughout the country offer 'tika' to their brothers wishing them happiness, long life and prosperity on the occasion of Bhaitika. The auspicious hour for offering the tika is 11:51 am this year. It, however, can be held until sunset, a...

Nepal Sambat New Year 1138 and Mha Puja today

KATHMANDU, Oct 20 : The Nepal Sambat New Year 1138 is being celebrated across the country today amidst various programmes. 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 Nep...

Laxmi Puja being observed throughout the country today

KATHMANDU  : On the third day of the Yamapanchak, Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, is being worshipped with jubilation and various religious rituals throughout the country in the evening in accordance with time honoured tradition. Laxmi Puja or worship to the Goddess of wealth is being celebrated in every household today to mark the third day of the five-day Tihar festival –also known as the f...

Kukur Tihar and Narake Chaturdashi being observed today

KATHMANDU, Oct 18 : Kukur Tihar, the festival of dogs, is being celebrated at every household today, to mark the second day of Yamapanchak of the Tihar festival. Tihar is the second biggest festival of the Nepali Hindus. Dog, which is an animal well known for being the trustworthy sentry as well as faithful companion of humans since ancient times, is worshipped once a year on this day. Peop...

Yampanchak begins: Kaag Tihar today

KATHMANDU, Oct 17 : Tihar, the second largest festival of the Nepali Hindus and alike begins from today. Also known as Yampanchak, the festival is observed for five days. Tihar is also a festival where the bonding between brothers and sisters is respected and recognized through Bhai Tika. On the occasion of Bhai Tika, that falls on October 21 this year, sisters put Tika wishing for longevit...

Month-long festival kicks off at Adinath Temple

KATHMANDU, Oct 5 : A month-long festival has kicked off at the Adinath Temple based in the southern part of Kathmandu. The festival beginning on the full moon in the month of Asoj as per the lunar calendar every year will go on the whole next one month. Devotees from the Kathmandu Valley and its adjoining areas throng the temple to observe the festival. It is believed that one would get ...

Kojagrat Purnima being observed today 

KATHMANDU, Oct 05  : Nepali Hindus are observing the Kojagrat Poornima (full moon day) today as part of the final day of the 15-day Bada Dashain festival by worshipping and paying homage to Mahalaxmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. The Bada Dashain festival formally ends today with the marking of the Kojagrat Poornima--devotees offering worships to Mahalaxmi at their homes in the eve...

Bijaya Dashami today

KATHMANDU, Sep 30 :  The 10th day of the Bada Dasain festival is being celebrated all over the country today with great enthusiasm by receiving 'tika' and blessings from elders. On the day of Bijaya Dashami, today, the Goddess of the festival should be disposed of in rivers and ponds as per religious rituals (bisarjan) at 8:01 am and the auspicious hour of receiving tika is 11.55 am, accord...

Mahanawami festival today

KATHMANDU, Sep 29 : The Mahanawami festival is being observed today with fervour worshipping goddess Durga Bhawani and making offerings. This festivalis observed on the ninth day of the waxing moon in the month of Asoj as per the lunar calendar. It is also marked as part of the 10-day Bada Dashain festival. Special worship is performed to Durga Bhawani today on the occasion of the Mahana...