January 26, 2023 is Shree Panchami this year, the birthday of goddess Saraswati, the goddess of education and knowledge. The festival also known as Basanta Panchami – marking the start of Basanta ritu (spring season) in Nepal. The dates in calendar changes according to the lunar time-line. The festival falls in the third week of
King Shantanu of Mahabharata was a king of the Kuru dynasty. Shantanu’s father was King Pratipa. Pratipa had three sons: Devapi, Shantanu, and Bahlika. Devapi was considered the oldest and was supposed to be the next king, but he left the kingdom to become a hermit and renounced his claim to the throne. Shantanu became
It is Dashain time in Nepal. This is a very elaborate festival in which elders offer Tika and Jamara to their younger ones. The most important part is the blessing. There are two types of blessings given in Dashain. One for male and another for female. These blessings differ from person to person. I am
The festival of Akshya Tritiya in the year 2022 falls on May 3, 2022. The festival is the indication of summer and drinking a lot of water in the form of Sarbat. In addition this day is the birthday of Parshuram. According to Mahabharata, Parashurama was born to Sage Jamadagni and his Kshatriya wife, Renuka.
This is a story of how Matatirtha festival started at the Matatirtha pond. Stories about Matatirtha festival and other Mother’s day stories. In ancient time there was a orphan shepherd. He used to graze his animals in the grassland. He used to bring bread for his lunch from home. One day, he was eating his
According the the belief, the actual Dashain festival used to be in April/May. In Nepal, this is the summer time. People used to celebrate Dashain with a lot of meat and foods. Because of the change in weather parties during the festival used to cause problem to people. People easily get sick after the festival
Feb 28, 2022 is Shiva Ratri in Nepal, the festival of Shiva. The night of Shiva Ratri or Mahashivaratri, is celebrated as the day of Shiva and devotees stay up all night outside around fire. In Kathmandu, Pashupati temple is filled with people from all over Nepal and foreign countries. Shiva is considered half-male and
Matina Paru is a Newah festival celebrated in Nepal, specially in Kathmandu Valley. The name of the festival means Matina = Love and Paru = Pratipada (the first day of lunar waning cycle). The festival is celebrated by youths on the day after Yomari Purnima. The Western version of Matina Paru is the Valentine’s Day.
This year the day of the Goddess of education – Saraswati falls on the 5th of February 2022. On the day, the goddess is worshipped by students and everybody else. As Saraswati is the goddess of education, music, sports and learning in general, people of every profession celebrate the day. In addition, people start a
This year, January 30, 2022 (Magh 16 every year) is the Martyr Day in Nepal. The day marks the first four martyrs during the Rana regime, some 80 years ago. At that time, four youth were given capital punishment by then government. 4 Martyrs martyred in 1941 â€” represented in the Shahid Gate Shukraraj Shastri