Month: September 2018

The meaning of Namaste

If you are wondering how to greet a Nepali – it is pretty easy. Use a common greeting word – Namaste (नमस्ते) or Namaskar (नमस्कार). The word is widely used in India (in Hindi language). In Nepal, ‘Namaskar’ is used widely. This word comes from sanskrit word, Namaskaram. Namaste (Namaskar) is a respectful form of

Teej, the festival of women in Nepal

There is a special festival for women in Nepal – Teej. The festival has been celebrated by the women by dancing and eating delicacies. On the festival unmarried women worship Lord Shiva in hopes to find a husband like the god himself. Married women celebrate to wish the health and the long life of their

Father’s Day in Nepal

The Father’s Day in Nepal is different from that in the Western World. The Nepali calender is Lunar calendar so, the festival doesn’t fall on the same day on the calendar. It is also called Kushe Aaunshi. The details of the festival is presented in the following video. On the Father’s Day people feed their

Happy Birthday Krishna

Today is Krishna Janmastami – the birthday of Lord Krishna. Krishna is a mythical character who is known as a multi-facade personality. A the character explained in Hindu epic ‘Mahabharat’ is a naughty child. He used to steal things from neighbors and steal milk and yogurt from his home and neighbors. He had a lovely