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Wood Carvings in Nepal

Wood Carvings in Nepal

18 September 2017
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Wood carvings of Nepal are created by clans of Newar: the “old people” of Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) Bhaktapur, and gracing traditional architecture of Nepal since the 12th century. The oldest wood craft can be found at Indreswara Mahadeva temple in Panauti dating back to 1396. But it’s believed the craft was already applied during the Licchavi period (300-879 AD).
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Indra Jatra (Yenya Punhi)

Indra Jatra (Yenya Punhi)

14 September 2017
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Indra is Lord of Rain and the king of Heaven. Indra Jatra is celebration of God Indra’s Day. Indra Jatra is festival of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Some believes Indra Jatra is thanking day to lord Indra for the rain. According to others, the festival is celebrated in the honor of Bahirab, who is Shiva's manifestation and is believed to destroy evil.
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Gai Jatra (Cow Procession)

Gai Jatra (Cow Procession)

06 August 2017
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Gai is cow and Jatra is Procession (Festival). Gai Jatra festival, the procession of cows, generally falls in the month of Bhadra, which correspond to English calendar months of August/September.
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Janai Purnima- The Sacred Festival

Janai Purnima- The Sacred Festival

14 July 2017
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Janai Purnima is one of the very magnanimous festivals of Nepal. The Brahmans and Chretry community change their sacred thread janai on this day from their guru after taking a holy bath or deep in the river. Janai is tied long from around their left neck to the next right armpits below. They tie the dhago around their right wrist also from the guru.
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Teej- The largest celebration of Hindu Women

Teej- The largest celebration of Hindu Women

14 July 2017
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Teej is the fasting festival of women in Nepal. Married women observe Teej fast to honor Lord Shiva and for long and healthy life of their husband. Unmarried girls also observe fast on this day for a good husband. Teej is a festival celebrated for the long life of her husband and long and firm relationship between them until the death this life and all the lives to come. Teej is observed for marital happiness, well-being of spouse and children and purification of own body and soul. Teej is the most famous festival among Nepali women.
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Maha Shivaratri - The great night of Lord Shiva

Maha Shivaratri - The great night of Lord Shiva

03 March 2017
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Maha Shivaratri (or the great night of Lord Shiva) is an important Hindu festival celebrated annually in the honour of Lord Shiva. It is observed by remembering Lord Shiva along chanting prayers, fast...
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Holi Celebration in Nepal

Holi Celebration in Nepal

03 March 2017
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Holi, also called the ‘festival of colour’, is a Hindu festival which represents the arrival of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil. The festival is celebrated with music, dance and throwing different colours to each other. Millions of people in Nepal and around the world celebrate this colour fest to promote, love friendship and equality.
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Travelling in the Himalayas

Travelling in the Himalayas

17 November 2016
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The Himalayas are a range of mountains in Asia, most correctly defined as stretching from the Indus river in Pakistan, through India, Nepal, Bhutan, ending at the Bramaputra River in India. This is of...
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