Saraswati Puja – Shree Panchami 2018 (video)

This year on January 22, 2018, students all over Nepal celebrate Shree Panchami – the birthday of goddess Saraswati. The festival also known as Basanta Panchami is also celebrated as Saraswati Puja. Last year, the festival was on February 1 (read last year’s report here.). Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, learning, art, music

Kha – The Second alphabet in Nepali

The letter Kha (ख) is the second consonant of the Devanagari script of Nepali language. The letter can be traced back to the Brahmi letter (ka). Brahmi script is the oldest writing systems used in South and Central Asia from the 1st millennium BCE. The letter later transformed into the present form of Ka. The

What is Halloween equivalent in Nepal ?

The people in Western world celebrate 31 October as Halloween. The festival is a Christian harvest festival celebrated by various activities like trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. People organize Halloween costume parties, play pranks, tell scary stories and watch horror films. Some Christians abstain from meats in Halloween and eat apples, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.

What is the Meaning of the Flag of Nepal?

The national flag of Nepal is the world’s only non-quadrilateral national flag. The flag is a simplified combination of two pennants. The flag is of crimson red in colour – the colour of the National flower of Nepal, rhododendron. The blue border is considered the colour of peace. The current national flag was adopted, with

Tihar – Poem by Lekhnath Poudel

The poet, Lekhnath Poudel has written beautiful poem about festivals like Dashain and Tihar. Poudel’s poem about Dashain was posted previously (watch Dashain poem video here). Before reading the poem, you might want to read about the festival and what are the five days of Tihar in this post. Original poem: To make it easy

Tihar, What are the 5 days of Tihar?

Tihar is the second biggest festival in Nepal. The five-days-long festival falls in either September or October. Each of the five days are specially dedicated to a living being. The first day is dedicated to a bird, crow. The second day is dedicated to dog, a very good pet of human kind. The third day

Ka – first alphabet in Devnagari script

Ka (क) is the first consonant of the Devanagari language. The letter can be traced back to the Brahmi letter (ka). Brahmi script is the oldest writing systems used in South and Central Asia from the 1st millennium BCE. The letter later transformed into the present form of Ka. The letter is pronounced as [kə]

Dashain – Ghatasthapana an introduction

Dashain – the biggest festival in Nepal is starting on September 21, 2017. The first day of the festival is called Ghatasthapana. On the day a Ghada (water pot) is set and worshipped as the Goddess of strength, Durga. That is how the goddess is invited in home for the festival. Jamara A yellowish plant