Christmas in Nepal

Christmas is a Christian festival. But, apart from Christian faith, the festival is celebrated as festival of lights and gift-giving by people of other faiths. Youths in particular are more excited in the time as another excuse to have fun and entertainment. People visit places, go to restaurant and hang-out to celebrate the festival season.

Nepali Varnamala – Vowel sounds

The following image contain the song to remember Vowel sounds of Nepali alphabets: A baaTa Anaar, Mitho Fal Khau Aa baaTa Aalu, Aalu chips banaun E baata enaara, paani line thau Ee baata eeshwor, dhogau unako paau U baata ullu, aandhero maa udane Oo baata oouna sweater bunne Rhi baata Rishi, gyani ra dhyani Tapasya

Manakamana Cable Car History

23 years ago on November 24, 1998 the first commercial passenger cable car was inaugurated by then prince of Nepal, Dipendra Shah. With Dipendra, his cousin brother, Paras Shah, was also present during the inauguration. After King Birendra and Prince Dipendra died in 2001, Paras shah became the new prince of Nepal. Historical Photo credit

Dashain Festival (2021)

Dashain is considered the biggest festival of Nepal. Most of the schools in Nepal are closed for a month-long vacation during the festival. Everything in Nepal is halted as the government offices also close for about a week to celebrate the festival. In the year 2021, Dashain festival’s 10 days starts on October 7, 2021.

Indradaha (Siddha Pokhari) Jatra in Bhaktapur

On the following day of Indrajatra, a festival is held at the Indradaha commonly called Siddha Pokhari. At the location, Indrayani worship is held and a lot of people from all over the valley visit the ancient man-made pond located at the ancient Bhaktapur Durbar Square. According to the legends, the king of Heaven, Indra,

Indrajatra; an introduction

Today, on September 19, 2021 the residents of Kathmandu Valley are celebrating the festival of the King of Heaven, Indra. There are various stories on how the festival named Indrajatra had started in the valley. One of the most popular stories goes like – Once, god Indra was trying to steal the parijat flower in

Major Newari Festivals of Kathmandu

Major Newar Festivals of Kathmandu that have public festivities are: Bisket Jatra – April Gahana Pokhari Jatra – March / April Sithi Nakha – May / June Gatha Muga – July Gai Jatra Festival – August Indra Jatra – August / September Rato Machhindranath Jatra – September Mha Puja and New Year – October /

Gaijatra – The festival of fun

August 23, 2021 is Gaijatra in Nepal. The festival of fun and happiness has originated from the sorrow and unhappiness. The festival is celebrated to forget the sorrow and enjoy the life. (Gaijatra story is coming soon) According to Hindu tradition, the gates to the heaven opens only to those who celebrate gaijatra and hold