This year Shree Panchami falls on February 16, 2021. Every year the date of the festival is different. The festival can fall in either January or February. The festival also marks the start of the longer days and end of winter. Video introduction of the festival (in Nepali language- Thanks to Anand Nepal for the
This is a very ancient Nepali story written by Bodh Bikram Adhikari. Adhikari had collected very interesting folk tales from Nepal in the 1950s. A book titled ‘Nepali Dantya Katha’ is still one of the most popular stories in Nepal. One of the most popular stories from the book was the story of Prince Dikpal.
March 9, 2020 is this year’s Holi festival day. The festival of colors is not same as the previous years because of Corona virus outbreak in the world. The festival of colour and water is being celebrated cautiously among the close relatives and friends. The government has told people not to form large gatherings for
It is the day of the students, musicians and artists – Saraswati Puja. The goddess of knowledge Saraswati has four hands. One hand has a book, two hands are holding a Beena – a string musical instrument and the fourth has a bead-garland. This year, on January 3, 2020 students and creative people in Nepal
Tihar is the second biggest festival of Nepal after Dashain. The festival is celebrated for five days. The most important aspect of the festival is the acceptance of animals and birds as the integral part of the ecosystem. The festival also shows the cultural significance of animals and birds in Nepal. The first day is
It is Father’s Day in Nepal on 30th August 2019. Nepali people celebrate their traditional fathers’ day known as “Kushe Aunsi” and also known as Gokarna Aunsi by various celebration. The Father’s Day in Nepal is different from that in the Western World and it doesn’t fall on the same day every year. The details
In 2018, I had shared some beautiful posters of Krishna on this festival – Krishna Janmastami. This is the birthday of lord Krishna. A mythical character, Krishna is considered to be an incarnation of god Vishnu. Krishna destroys the bad and saves the good people. The Krishna Janmashtami festival is usually celebrated in lat August
This year, the festival of snake falls on August 5, 2019. Naag Panchami is the festival when people worship snakes, scorpions and the thunder and pray to be safe from them. This is also the festival to recognize the need to share the earth and recognize the existence of snakes and other animals. Last year,
Holi is a festival of colors based on an ancient Hindu religious event. These days, it has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia and people of other communities outside Asia. In addition to India and Nepal, the festival is celebrated by Indian subcontinent diaspora in countries such as Jamaica, Suriname, Guyana,
Today, March 4, 2019 is Shiva Ratri in Nepal. Shiva Ratri or Mahashivaratri, is the day on which Shiva devotees stay up all night and light fire. They worship the god, eat delicacies related to the god and visit Shiva temples. In Kathmandu, Pashupati temple is flooded with devotees. On the day it usually rains.