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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...

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...

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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.

Celebrating Yomari Punhi

Celebrating Yomari Punhi

- by Republica

The Newa community celebrates many feasts and festivals, and one of them is Yomari Punhi. The full moon day of December is celebrated as the Yomari Punhi by the Newas of Kathmandu Valley which is also called Dhanya Purnima or the harvest full moon day.

The thrilling aspect of Indra Jatra: Pulu Kishi procession (with video)

The thrilling aspect of Indra Jatra: Pulu Kishi procession (with video)

- by Sangita Shrestha

Indra Jatra is one of the most remarkable festivals of Kathmandu where the streets come alive with traditional music, mask dances, chariot processions, folk drama and more. And the procession of Pulu Kishi is one of the fascinating processions among other processions taken out during the jatra.

Eight interesting facts about Sithi Nakha

Eight interesting facts about Sithi Nakha

- by Sangita Shrestha

Sithi Nakha is celebrated on the sixth day of the waxing moon, according to the lunar calendar, in the Nepali month of Jestha/Asar. This year it has fallen on Wednesday, June 16.

Youngsters realizing importance of ethnic food

Youngsters realizing importance of ethnic food

- by Sangita Shrestha

My City has taken interviews of two young members of Ethnik, which has introduced chaaku as their products in the market with modern packaging. And, Ethnik is a new business venture and a team name for 4 students from People’s Dental College, who participated and won the On-Campus Finale of Hult Prize at IOM for the cause 'Food for Good'. They plan to take their products at the international level in the Regional competition being held soon.

Will there be Rato Machhindranath's chariot procession?

Will there be Rato Machhindranath's chariot procession?

- by Sangita Shrestha

Rato Machhindranath or Karunamaya is the god of grain and rain, where Rato Macchindranath or Bungadya's Jatra is considered as a living culture, which is celebrated by Buddhists, Hindus, Vaishnavites and Shaivites (Nath sects) alike

Significance of Guru (With Video)

Significance of Guru (With Video)

- by Sangita Shrestha

Guru Purnima also known as Vyas Jyanti is celebrated on Asadh Sukla Purnima every year. This year it is being observed on Sunday.

Calling all the filmmakers for NIFF 2021

Calling all the filmmakers for NIFF 2021

- by Republica

Nepal Film and Cultural Academy (NFCA), it has announced the fourth iteration of its annual film and cultural event NIFF, slated to be held in Kathmandu, from 24-28 February 2021.

Kathmandu International Film Festival concludes

Kathmandu International Film Festival concludes

- by Republica

The 17th edition of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) concluded with the special screening of movie ‘Heidi’ by Alain Gsponer (Switzerland/Germany) on Sunday. And it celebrated Sir Edmund Hillary’s centennial year with a special screening of ‘The Ascent of Everest’ by Michael, about the conquest of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on May 29, 1953, officially marked the opening of the film festival on Wednesday.

Kathmandu International Film Festival begins

Kathmandu International Film Festival begins

- by Republica

With the festival tagline “Voices from the Margins” Kathmandu International Film Festival officially began at City Hall, Bhrikutimandap on Wednesday. This is the 17 th edition of Kimff where, it is celebrating Sir Edmund Hillary’s centennial year and a special screening of ‘The Ascent of Everest’, about the conquest of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on May 29, 1953, officially marked the opening of the film festival.