Ka – first alphabet in Devnagari script

Ka (क) is the first consonant of the Devanagari language. The letter can be traced back to the Brahmi letter (ka). Brahmi script is the oldest writing systems used in South and Central Asia from the 1st millennium BCE. The letter later transformed into the present form of Ka. The letter is pronounced as [kə]

Dashain – Ghatasthapana an introduction

Dashain – the biggest festival in Nepal is starting on September 21, 2017. The first day of the festival is called Ghatasthapana. On the day a Ghada (water pot) is set and worshipped as the Goddess of strength, Durga. That is how the goddess is invited in home for the festival. Jamara A yellowish plant

Teacher’s Day in Nepal, Guru Purnima

On July 9, 2017 Guru Purnima festival (Teacher’s Day) is being celebrated in Nepal to honour all teachers. The festival falls on the full-moon day of Ashadh month of Nepali calendar (June-July). Traditionally, Guru is the person who first teaches a child to learn the scared gayatri mantra during bratabandha (sacred thread) ceremony. That was

Akshaya Tritiya – Saatu and Sarbat day

April 29, 2017 is celebrated as Akshya Tritiya in Nepal. The day is significant to Hindu and Jain followers because it is the day Lord Parsurama was born. Parsurama is considered the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Parsurama was the song of Jamadagni and Renuka. Veda Vyas began to write Mahabharata. Lord Shiva and Parvati

Saraswati Puja (Shree Panchami)

Click here for 2018 Update with more photos and mantra. Today on February 1, 2017, students in Nepal are celebrating Shree Panchasmi, the festival of the goddess of learning and education. Shree Panchami is also called Basanta Panchami or Saraswati Puja. The festival is being celebrated across Nepal by worshipping the goddess of knowledge, wisdom,