Tag: Dashain

Nepali words related to Kite in Dashain festival

It is Dashain time in Nepal. In Kathmandu valley, Dashain and Changa are synonymous. The common name Changa (चंगा) for the kites flown in Kathamandu literally means to be weightless, to be free in Nepali language. People also use the word when talking about feeling very relaxed and stress-free (kasto changa feel gariraheko chhu.) In

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

Dashain Aayo, Nepali children song (nursery rhyme)

Dashain is the biggest festival in Nepal. The school kids in Nepal get a month-long vacation during the festival. The government offices also close for a week during the festival. In the festival, a typical nursery rhyme adults tell their kids is as follows : Pinky finger (little finger) is very excited about the upcoming