Month: August 2018

Rakshya Bandhan, Janai Purnima

On August 26, 2018 some people in Nepal wear ‘Janai’ – the sacred thread – hanging from the left shoulder. Other cut their hair and path to celebrate Janai Purnima or Rishi Tarpani or Raksha Bandhan. Most of the Hindu people wear a yellow thread – the ‘Raksha Bandhan’ thread – tied around the wrist

National Anthem of Nepal (video & music notes)

Before 2007, the Nepali National Anthem was about the King and the kingdom. When the parliament decided to end the rule of King in Nepal, new National anthem was adopted on August 3, 2007. A competition was held among the writers of the song before the final selection was made among the participants. The judging