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...

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...

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...

BIBAHA PANCHAMI BEING OBSERVED TODAY

JANAKPURDHAM, Nov 23: Sita-Ram Bibaha Festival (Bibaha Panchami) is being celebrated in Janakpurdham, the ancient capital of Mithila, with much reverence today. Hundreds of thousands of devotees offer worship at the Janaki, Ram and Janak temples by taking holy dip in sacred ponds since the early morning. This festival is celebrated with special importance as per the description in Ramaya...

Hindus observe bala chaturdashi today

KATHMANDU, Nov 16 :  One of the famous Hindu festivals, Bala Chaturdashi, is being observed across the country today. The holy seeds are sown at Kailash, Gaurighat, Aryaghat, and Guheswori of Pashupati area, and Panchase, Galeshwor and Lord Shiva's shrines across the countries on Mangsir Krishna Chaturdashi. Families of those deceased sow the Satbeej (many different seeds) and lit lights...

350 years old Chandrabinayak and Bhairabnath Jatra starts in Nepali capital

KATHMANDU : The Chandrabinayak and the Bhairabnath Jatra which dates back to 350 years have started in Nepali capital Kathmandu from Saturday. The Chandrabinayak Jatra tours through the Pashupati, Jaybageshwori, Mitrapark, Chabahil and Chucchepati within 4 days of its start. It is believed that King Bhupalendra Malla have directed to start the Jatra from 801 Nepal Sambat. During the Jatr...

Malla Era “Kartik Naach” concludes in Nepal’s oldest city- Lalitpur

LALITPUR : Nepal’s one of the oldest historical and religious dances the Kartik Naach, concluded on Saturday. The marathon dance performance which lasts for 12 days depicted various depicted stories and mythical characters through their dance. On the last day of the dance Lord Krishna’s story known as Dadhi Lila was presented through dance. Kiran Chitrakar, chairman of Kartik Nach Samrakshan S...