Festivals

Krishnashtami and Sitala Puja

On the last day of the Gai Jatra, there emanates a minor festival called Krishnashtami. People also prefer to call it Janmashtami since it...

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Naag Panchami

As the name suggests, Naag Panchami is the fifth day of the bright half of the lunar month of Shrawan, dedicated to the serpents...

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Nirjala Ekadashi

This, Nirjala Ekadashi among the 24 Ekadashis of the year is counted as the most austere and sacred Ekadashi. Due to a belief that...

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Hari Sayani Ekadashi

Ekadashis are the days dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Hari Sayani Ekadashi over here is also one among them. Hari Sayani, by words, means the...

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Holi (Holi punhi/ Holi Purnima)

Holi is the festival of colours, spring and music that foremost is celebrated with great joy especially, in Nepal and India. During the festival,...

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Sila Charhe; the night of Maha Shivaratri

Sila charhe The inhabitants of Kathmandu Valley, especially the newa people celebrate Maha Shivaratri as Sila charhe. Sila charhe or the Shivaratri literally means...

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Madhav Narayan Festival and Swasthani Brata Katha: Month long festival in Bhaktapur

Festival dedicated to Madhav Narayan Among the different faces of Lord Vishnu, Madhav Narayan refers to one who is worshipped during the month of...

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Swasthani Barta (1 month long fast ceremony)

Swasthani Barta (one month long fast ceremony) Swasthani Barta is considered more as a month-long fasting ceremony rather than a festival. Yes, there is...

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Samyak dan

Samyak dan is an annual event for the Bhaktapurians which takes place in Na pukhu each year during Maghe Sankranti. But, this Samyak dan...

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Haribodhini Ekadashi

What is Haribodhini Ekadashi? Haribodhini Ekadashi is one of the biggest Ekadashi (events) of Nepal which falls on the 11th day of the bright...

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Bala Chaturdashi or the Bala cha: re

Bala Chaturdashi, often called Bala Cha: re is one trivial event but it has an essential place in our lives. It is also called...

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Saki Mana Punhi

Saki Mana punhi is one of the minor festive that is celebrated within the Kathmandu Valley. Yet, it has its own importance in the...

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Ganesha Chaturthi (Cho: tha); one evening celebration

A very vivid memory gets stuck when we think about Cho: tha puja. That, in general, is also name after the Ganesh Chaturthi. Unlike...

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Rishi Panchami: one traditional occasion appear right after the Teej

Each year, the day after Ganesha Chaturthi, people observe Rishi Panchami. The day, when rishis or the sages are acknowledged for all their good...

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Teej: the festival of devotion and august simper

Teej is counted as one of the most prestigious festivals in Nepal. That generally is not observed by the newa people. Yet, it has...

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