A joint initiative of Kathmandu Municipality, Metropolitan Police Division and Thamel Development Council made Thamel, the country’s biggest tourist hub, a no-go zone for vehicles on October 22. See how Thamel has become more vibrant and jovial in 13 pictures.
KATHMANDU, Oct 19: An amalgamation of fests, humility, and giveaways, Tihar is one of the most revered festivals among kids and adults alike. While the ritualistic aspects keep the adults busy, younger ones make tireless efforts to shop gifts for friends and family. The specialty of Tihar is that not only humans and deities are given value, but also animals and birds like dogs, cows and crows are worshipped for their invaluable contribution to human life.
KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Kukur Tihar, the festival of dogs, is being celebrated at every household today, to mark the second day of Yamapanchak of the Tihar festival. Tihar is the second biggest festival of the Nepali Hindus.
As they say “kahi nabhako jaatra hadigaun maa” (there’s no parade like the ones in Handigaun), Hadigaun in Kathmandu is well known for its unique jatras (parades) and cultures. The Narayan Jatra is an age-old tradition carried forward by the locals of Hadigaun to pay homage to Lord Bishnu.
KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Every year in Hadigaun of Kathmandu, people conduct a unique jatra that takes place nowhere in the world. Commonly known as Hadigaun jatra, the festival is celebrated with much delight and people dance, drink, eat and have fun on the next day of Kojagrat Poornima.
KATHMANDU, Sept 29: As the Dashain celebrations have already begun, people from outside the Valley, those residing here for various purposes like for jobs, study, business and those Nepali en route to home from abroad are seen exiting from Kathmandu valley via Thankot, Sanga, Dakshinkali and Balaju points.