Akshaya Tritiya – Saatu and Sarbat day

April 29, 2017 is celebrated as Akshya Tritiya in Nepal. The day is significant to Hindu and Jain followers because it is the day

  • Lord Parsurama was born. Parsurama is considered the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Parsurama was the song of Jamadagni and Renuka.
  • Veda Vyas began to write Mahabharata.
  • Lord Shiva and Parvati had married on this day.

The day is considered one of the most auspicious days of the year. All Muhurtas are considered Shubh Muhurtas on Akshya Tritiya. One other such auspicious days is the day of Vijaya Dashami (Dashain Tika).

The day Akshaya Tritiya means – nothing will be lost. The day is also known as a donation day. Everything donated on the day will result in a good omen.

On the day, barley flour is cooked to make ‘satu’ and ‘sarbat’ is made by adding molasses, sugar, curd and ghee. Donating satu and sarbat to others is believed to help in gaining a fruit that is never finished (Akshaya). All the guests in the house are fed satu and sarbat on the day. Such gesture is believed to make Lord Vishnu happy.

Mother’s Day in Nepal

To respect and show love to the mother people in Nepal celebrate Mother’s day on the new moon day of Baisakh, the first month in Nepali calendar. The literal translation of Aamako Mukh Herne Din is “the day to see the mother’s face” is also known by the name Matatirtha Aunshi (मातातीर्थ औंशी).

Those who have mother go and meet them and offer foods and gifts. Those whose mothers have already died remember the mother and offer puja. Traditionally, a mother is considered ten times more respectable than a father.

Saraswati Puja (Shree Panchami)

Today on February 1, 2017, students in Nepal are celebrating Shree Panchasmi, the festival of the goddess of learning and education. Shree Panchami is also called Basanta Panchami or Saraswati Puja.

The festival is being celebrated across Nepal by worshipping the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, learning, art, music and culture, Goddess Saraswati. The festival falls on the fifth day of the bright half of the Nepali month of Magh, every year.

Mainly the Hindu and Sikh communities of Nepal and eastern parts of India celebrate Saraswati Puja festival. In addition to worshiping Saraswati, the festival also symbolizes the start of the spring season in Nepal.

(Read more about 6 Seasons in Nepal)

(Saraswoti Art by Anannaya)


Tihar Festival – an introduction to Bhai Tika, Deepawali, Kaag Tihar, Kukur Tihar

Every year, in October/November, people in Nepal and Nepali all over the world celebrate Tihar festival. This year, in 2016, the five-days-long festival Tihar was completed on November 1.


Some facts about Tihar festival

  • Tihar is the second biggest festival in Nepal. (First biggest festival is Dashain.)
  • Tihar is celebrated for 5 days.
  • It is the festival of lights. Houses are decorated and lit with colourful lights.
  • It is the festival of birds, animals and people. Nepali people worship crow, dog, cow and themselves on Mha Puja and brother/sisters on Bhai Tika.
  • It is the festival of music and dance. People go to houses to sing and dance in Bhaili and Deusi songs. It is like trick-or-treating on Halloween in Western countries.

5 Days of Tihar

  1. Kaag Tihar (Crow’s Day)
  2. Kukur Tihar (Dog’s Day)
  3. Gai Tihar, Laxmi Puja, Deepawali (Cow’s Day)
  4. Govardan Puja, Mha Puja
  5. Bhai Tika


Nepali Numbers, Nepali counting and Nepali large numbers

It is easier to learn Nepali numbers as both Nepali and English numbers are similar in appearance.

नेपाली र अंग्रेजी अंक (नम्बर) झन्डै झन्डै उस्तै हुन्छन ।


How to pronounce Nepali Numbers?

0 to 10 

(Nepali Number) – (Nepali pronunciation) – (Number in Nepali words) – (equivalent English Number) – (English spelling)

  • o – jiro  – जिरो – 0 – Zero
  • १ – ek     – एक – 1 – One
  • २ – dui  – दुइ – 2 – Two
  • ३ – teen – तीन – 3 – Three
  • ४ – char – चार – 4 – Four
  • ५ – panch – पाँच – 5 – Five
  • ६ – chha – छ – 6 – Six
  • ७ – saat – सात – 7 – Seven
  • ८ – aath  -आठ – 8 – Eight
  • ९ – nau  – नौ – 9 – Nine
  • १o – dus  – दश – 10 – Ten


Dashain – Poem by Lekhnath Poudel (English translation and Video)

This is a beautiful poem by the noted Nepali poet, Lekhnath Poudel. Lekhnath is known to compose well versed poems.

Poem :

A rough translation of the poem:

All the mud and dirt has gone
Rain has got lost
Goddess is worshiped
and the shower of happiness

Everywhere, everybody says
Here comes Dashain, here comes Dashain
with this talk in town
all the problems are lost.

Every young and adult say
Dashain is very good
among all the festivals
this is the best of all.

Everybody is very happy
on the Dashain swing.
Everybody is wearing
a bright and happy face.


National Anthem of Nepal, Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka

The new National Anthem of Nepal was adopted on August 3, 2007. The anthem is made on the lyrics written by Byakul Maila (Pradeep Kumar Rai) and music of Ambar Gurung.


Dashain Aayo, Nepali children song (nursery rhyme)

Dashain is the biggest festival in Nepal. The school kids in Nepal get a month-long vacation during the festival. The government offices also close for a week during the festival.

In the festival, a typical nursery rhyme adults tell their kids is as follows :

dashain aayo children song nepaliclass

Pinky finger (little finger) is very excited about the upcoming the Dashain festival. It says – “Dashain Aayo” (meaning “Dashain has come!”)

The ring finger is equally excited. Dashain means special foods and the new clothes, the parents buy for their kids. It says, “Khaula piula” (translates into – “will eat and drink.”)

The middle finger is not as optimistic as the little or the ring finger. The middle finger is a bit worried and expresses it’s doubt, “Kaha paula?” (meaning “Where shall I get them?” )

The index finger has the solution, “Chori lyaula.” (means, “will steal.”)

The thumb is shocked by the index finger’s decision to steal. The thumb says that it is not willing stay with the thief, “Dhat papi, chuttai basaulaa.” (meaning, “Oh sinner, I will stay away from you.”)

Myau Myau Biralo – Cat Nursery Rhyme

Nepali nursery rhyme of cat:

Myau myau biralo
yeta tira aau

Mero nana kati dine
musa sabai khau

karaiko bubu nakhau
ma bhokai hunchu

dhuru dhuru runchu
latta le hanchu


Nepali Language Exercise Sheets

We are preparing Nepali language training exercise sheets. The first exercise sheet is to practice simple words without any matras (Page 1 and Page 2).

Please contact us for higher quality PDF booklet (the booklet is still in production, so it will take a while to compile the full content).

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