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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...

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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.

Kundoon and Saruk sharing same screen space

Kundoon and Saruk sharing same screen space

- by Sangita Shrestha

Aspiring actor Kundoon Shakya is debuting on big screen through a short film, ‘Thirsty’ by filmmaker Aneel Neupane. The movie is going to be premiered at 17 th edition of Kathmandu International Film Festival (Kimff), scheduled for December 11-15 at City Hall and Nepal Tourism Board hall, Bhrikutimandap.

Gearing up for 17 th edition of Kimff

Gearing up for 17 th edition of Kimff

- by Republica

Kimff 2019 will celebrate Sir Edmund Hillary’s centennial year by opening with a special screening of ‘The Ascent of Everest’, about the conquest of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on May29, 1953. The film features narration of Sir Edmund Hillary as he revisits momentous situations during the climb.

New Year Nepal Samvat 1140 observed in London

New Year Nepal Samvat 1140 observed in London

- by Republica

A total of 300 members of Pasa Puchah Guthi UK (PPGUK) London celebrated the turn of the decade as Nepal's original era Nepal Samvat 1140 started with festivities around the world.

Shopping Tihar essentials

Shopping Tihar essentials

- by Republica

Tihar also known as Deepawali, is one of the most awaited festivals among kids and adults alike. Tihar is a five-day long festival of humility and giveaways where adults get busy in the ritualistic aspects, while younger ones make tireless efforts to shop gifts for friends and family.

The reason why ‘Kahi Nabhako Jaatra Hadigaun Maa’ is celebrated

The reason why ‘Kahi Nabhako Jaatra Hadigaun Maa’ is celebrated

- by Sangita Shrestha

Once in a year, locals of Hadigaun pay homage to Lord Bishnu commemorating ‘Kahi Nabhako Jaatra’. This unique festival is an age-old tradition and 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.

Tips to Easily Clean Your Home for Dashain

Tips to Easily Clean Your Home for Dashain

- by Republica

During Dashain, guests or relatives show up at your home unexpectedly. Which is why, it is all the more important to keep your home clean and festival-ready. While you can’t change the way your guests are, you can certainly be prepared for their arrival by keeping your home festival ready. These house cleaning tips will get your home in shape for any and every festival possible.

4 things about divine architect and craftsman: Lord Vishwakarma

4 things about divine architect and craftsman: Lord Vishwakarma

- by Sangita Shrestha

According to the ‘Rig Veda’, Vishwakarma is the personification of creative power of the Supreme Being and the divine architect of the universe who invented many architectural wonders along with tools/weapons for gods/goddesses. And here’s a list of five things about him and his invention:

Are you ready for Kumari Rath Jatra?

Are you ready for Kumari Rath Jatra?

- by Sangita Shrestha

The first day begins from Kumari Ghar, Basantapur and heads toward Chikanmugal, Jaisi Dewal, Lagan, Hyumat, Bhimsensthan, Maru and halts at Kumari Ghar. Lord Ganesh’s chariot is pulled first, followed by Lord Bhairab and then Kumari.

Confession on Father’s Day

Confession on Father’s Day

- by Kiran Lama

My City went out on the streets and asked random questions to public, became successful to get interesting answers and their secrets out, which they have kept from their dad.

Temple dance in Terai

Temple dance in Terai

- by Ram Dayal Rakesh

The people from Terai, work hard in their fields in day time and at night they relax and entertain themselves by dancing and singing before the idol of Lord Krishna and his constant companion Radha, his beloved. This is performed in a temple of each and every village in Terai-Madhesh.