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Some glimpses of Nepal’s first ‘Lipi Nakha’

Some glimpses of Nepal’s first ‘Lipi Nakha’

- by Republica

‘Ranjana and Nepal Lipi Art Festival’ or ‘Lipi Nakha’ was organized on Saturday by Nepal Lipi Guthi. The festival aimed at promoting Nepal's authentic Lipi (epigraphy) to youngsters such as Ranjana, Nepal Lipi and Bhujimal...

Otaku Jatra: A Junction for Cosplay lover

Otaku Jatra: A Junction for Cosplay lover

- by Kiran Lama

Bhrikutimandap Exhibition hall, on Saturday, turned into a junction for anime, manga, DC, and Marvel fanatics. Attiring in suits of their favorite character including Naruto, Luffy, Deadpool, fan met at the third edition of Otaku...

7 Perfect Mother’s Day gifts ideas

7 Perfect Mother’s Day gifts ideas

- by Republica

It’s mother’s day on Saturday and you haven’t decided yet what you want to present to your mom. If that’s your case, then don’t worry. ...

Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

- by Associated Press

Several Roman Catholic devotees were nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to reenact Jesus Christ’s suffering. ...

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Janabhaa Dyo chariot procession where communities come together

Janabhaa Dyo chariot procession where communities come together

- by Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

On the first day of the festival, the deity in Machindranath Bahal is taken in a khat (palanquin) by eight priests and the deity is placed in the decorated chariot. Then, the procession begins from Tindhara (Durbar Marg) and is pulled toward Asan. Priests do not eat anything on the first day until the chariot is brought up to Asan. Before that barber shaves their head around 9 am and they prepare Khat. After that they take bath and they get dressed in white.

Tradition of tongue-piercing

Tradition of tongue-piercing

- by Renu Twanabasu

Buddha Krishna Baag Shrestha pierces his tongue every year on the jatra held annually at Khasi Tole, Bodey, Bhaktapur. Shrestha first pierced his tongue in 2005. However, it was in 2008 when he started doing it on a yearly basis.

Panjabi culture lands on Kathmandu

Panjabi culture lands on Kathmandu

- by Aditya Neupane

Punjabis adorned in colorful traditional attire entered the stage carrying native musical instruments of Punjab like Chimta, Ektara, Dhol, Alghoza, Esraj, Sapp and Tumbi.

Dying Candle shines at NIFF

Dying Candle shines at NIFF

- by Republica

Naresh Kuman KC’s directorial feature film ‘Dying Candle’ bagged ‘Best Feature Film’ and ‘Best Director’ at Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF).

Celebrating Maghe Sankranti

Celebrating Maghe Sankranti

- by Renu Twanabasu

The Newar community across the country is celebrating 'Ghiu Chaku Sankranti' today. As the community people especially consume ghiu and chaku on the day, the sankranti is observed after its name.

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