KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Until a few years ago, the celebration of Chhat was limited to the people of the plains. Hill based communities had not embraced it. This time, as per the list of Gaurighat Chhat Puja Samitee, over 30 percent of people who have booked for puja on the day are from the hills. Remarkably, even Muslims have registered their names for such pujas. "Chhat is now becoming everyone's festival. Everyone loves it," said Anil Singh, coordinator of Gaurighat Chhat Puja Samitee. "People from the hill communities are increasily taking part in Chhat puja."
JANAKPURDHAM, Nov 10: The main ritual of the four-day Chhath festival will formally begin on Sunday. It is observed for four days, from Kartik Shukla Chaturthi to Kartik Shukla Saptami as per the lunar calendar.
KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Air passengers travelling to Lukla and Dang, now can fly with scheduled flights of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). In the face of tourist season as well as the upcoming festival (Dashain, Tihar and Chhat Parva), NAC has announced to start the scheduled flights to Lukla and Dang before Dashain.
KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Electronics brand LG has brought a special discount scheme targeting the festive season of Dashain, Tihar, and Chhat. Under this scheme, the company will offer cash discount up to 36 percent and other gift hampers on the purchase of any LG product.
SAPTARI, Oct 29: The excitement of the festival of Chhat is not over yet and Saptari is mourning. As an ill-fated bus headed for the capital from the district skidded off and plunged into the Trishuli River in Dhading on Saturday morning, 31 people were killed, including six of the same family.
RAJBIRAJ, Oct 24: It's been over a month since Rajkumar Marik of Koiladi Rural Municipality has been extremely busy. Everyone in the six-member family assist him with equal dedication. However, all their combined effort is still falling short to meet the market demands, Marik shares.