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19th Sawa Lakh Rot Festival begins in Gorkha

19th Sawa Lakh Rot Festival begins in Gorkha

- by Republica

The Sawa Lakh Rot festival started today. Ramaji Aryal, central chairman of the center 'Siddhashram Shakti Kendra' has started the 19th Rot Festival at Gorakhnath cave. Today, a chariot journey was made from Gorkha Bazaar to...

Bhaktapur Heritage Bicycle Excursion on ‘Buddha Jayanti’

Bhaktapur Heritage Bicycle Excursion on ‘Buddha Jayanti’

- by Republica

Buddha Jayanti Samaroh Samiti, Muni Vihar Inacho, Bhaktapur, and Cycle Connect Bhaktapur have announced to jointly organize a bicycle excursion of the Buddhist heritage sites in Bhaktapur on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti. The participants...

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China's ghost weddings, a practice that may send a chill down your spine: All you need to know

China's ghost weddings, a practice that may send a chill down your spine: All you need to know

- by Agencies

To find a groom or a bride for single people, we put their profiles on the net on different matrimonial apps and sites, or let them live if they want to remain single, but did you know that in China there was an ancient practice of ghost weddings? Scroll down to know what it is all about and how it is deadly. Those who believe in the custom, have been practicing it for 3000 years. This practice ensures that the unmarried get married to people when they are dead so that they are not single in their afterlife. Originally, this practice was strictly for the dead but in recent times, one living person is married to a corpse. In the traditional ghost marriage concept, the bride’s family asks for a heavy price and dowry from the groom’s side in the form of paper tributes. Age, family background are very important here and families also hire a Feng Shui master for a matchmaking job.

Sitaula and Upadhyay awarded 'Nai Aantarastriya Puraskar'

Sitaula and Upadhyay awarded 'Nai Aantarastriya Puraskar'

- by Republica

Nai Prakashan has decided to dedicate the 2022  year’s  'Nai Aantarastriya Puraskar' to Professor Mohan Sitaula, who has made significant contributions to the international expansion of the Nepali language and growth of Nepali literature by his constant awareness and dedication through creation and organization.

Joshua Cohen, the late Winfred Rembert win arts Pulitzers

Joshua Cohen, the late Winfred Rembert win arts Pulitzers

- by Associated Press

Joshua Cohen’s “The Netanyahus,” a comic and rigorous campus novel based on the true story of the father of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking a job in academia, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Rato Machhindranath's chariot procession begins today

Rato Machhindranath's chariot procession begins today

- by Republica

Rato Machhindranath's chariot procession is starting today. The chariot will be pulled from Pulchowk today. Rato Machhindranath's rath (Chariot) yatra (procession) is considered to be the longest procession in Lalitpur. It is customary to pull the chariot in and around Lalitpur during this procession.

Akshay Tritiya festival is being celebrated today

Akshay Tritiya festival is being celebrated today

- by Republica

The Akshay Tritiya festival, which is celebrated every year on the day of Baisakh Shukla Tritiya, is being celebrated today by donating and consuming Satu and Sarbat. According to the classical law, one gets up early this morning, covers one's house, takes a bath, and prepares the goods used while worshiping. Diyo, Kalash, and Ganesh are worshiped and a copper plate with Ashta Dal inscription is placed on the Kalash, and Lord Vishnu is worshiped with sixteen ingredients. There is a Vedic orthodox tradition of offering pure water in copper or juice in an earthenware vessel made up of cinnamon, cloves, sweet melons cardamom, honey, sugar, sakhar, and crystal sugar (misri) as well as donate Barley Flour(satu) to the priest.

Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr: Public holiday today

Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr: Public holiday today

- by Republica

Today, on the first day of the tenth month (Sauwal) according to the Arabic calendar Hijri, the entire Muslim community across the country is celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr by reciting special prayers(Namaz) and receiving blessings from their elderly ones. During this festival, younger ones from the Muslim community go to their elderly ones for three days and receive blessings. It is customary to give sevai, dates, and other sweet delicacies to the relatives who come for blessings.

‘Sishnupani Nepal’ awarded with Siddhicharan Puraskar

‘Sishnupani Nepal’ awarded with Siddhicharan Puraskar

- by Republica

This year’s Yugkavi Siddhicharan Shrestha award has been provided to the organization ‘Sisnupani Nepal’ for its contribution to the art of comedy through literature in the conversion of Nepali society. On Saturday, April 30, a meeting was called by the Siddhicharan Foundation to make the decision. The meeting was chaired by the chairperson of the foundation, poet Bairagi Kainla has also announced the Siddhicharan Journalism Award for the last three years. According to the foundation member Dr. Fanindra Niraula, journalist of Okhaldhunga, Gajurdhan Rai, Paras Nepal of Bhojpur and Lahana Media Pvt Ltd established in Kathmandu have also been awarded the Siddhicharan Journalism Award. Likewise, the first daily newspaper 'Awaaj' was published by the private sector under the editorship and publication of Yugakavi Siddhicharan Shrestha.

Artist Sabita Dangol's solo painting exhibition comes to an end today

Artist Sabita Dangol's solo painting exhibition comes to an end today

- by Republica

A solo exhibition of paintings by Nepali female artist Sabita Dangol that started on April 11 concluded today at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal. Artist Dangol has tried to assess the actual ideas and imagination accepted by two couples in her solo exhibition. According to her, she has used a comb (Kainyo) as a symbol to connect her paintings. Dangol said that the innumerable ornamental patterns and other various designs used in the paintings made her realize her own logic, arguments, and thoughts that were reflected in the paintings.

Female artists dominate the Venice Biennale for 1st time

Female artists dominate the Venice Biennale for 1st time

- by Republica

For the first time in the 127-year history of the Venice Biennale, the world’s oldest and most important contemporary art fair features a majority of female and gender non-conforming artists, under the curatorial direction of Cecilia Alemani.

"Contemporary Art of Nepal" on display at Art Warehouse

"Contemporary Art of Nepal" on display at Art Warehouse

- by Republica

A total of 59 Nepali contemporary artist's artworks are on display at Art Warehouse, Bhanimandal. The exhibition is organized by Art Warehouse that began on March 25 and continues till Sunday. Moreover, 10 per cent of sale proceeds will benefit Kathmandu Institute of Child Health.

‘Young Artist's Show 2022’ on display

‘Young Artist's Show 2022’ on display

- by Republica

With an aim to create a platform for freshly graduated Fine Arts students, Gallery Mcube organized Young Artist’s Show 2022 (YAS 2022), a group exhibition by 10 artists from three different Universities of Fine arts in Nepal. This is the second edition of the show presented at Gallery Mcube, Patan.

‘The journey of artistic mastery: Samundra Man Singh Shrestha’ on display

‘The journey of artistic mastery: Samundra Man Singh Shrestha’ on display

- by Sangita Shrestha

The Museum of Nepali Art (MONA), Thamel, is running the exhibition “The journey of artistic mastery: Samundra Man Singh Shrestha.” In the exhibition, one can encounter artist Samundra Man Singh Shrestha’s paintings along with his key sketches depicting his process of work and his dedication to art.