KATHMANDU, Oct 29: A total of Rs 76 billion was mobilized out of the country’s banking system for Dashain and other festivals.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Dashain festival this year has become peaceful except for a few incidents in the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts), said the traffic police.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the government is actively working to drive the nations towards the path of prosperity and bring positive changes to the people's lives with the institutionalization of good governance and social justice.

GORKHA, Oct 21: A palanquin containing the Phulpati has been send from the Dashainghar in Gorkha Durbar to be carried all the way to Hanumandhoka Durbar in Kathmandu, according to the main priest of Gorkha Durbar, Sharada Prasad Bhattarai.

Phulpati being observed today

October 21, 2023 08:39 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: On the occasion of Bada Dashain festival, the Fulpati is being taken into the homes as per tradition throughout the country today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: The sixth day of Bada Dashain is being celebrated by Hindus across the country today by worshiping Goddess Katyayani Devi.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: On the fifth day of Dashain, devotees across the region are gathering to worship Skandamata, one of the nine divine forms of Goddess Durga.

As the vibrant festival of Dashain approaches, marking a time for family reunions and celebrations, the issue of exorbitant airfares for domestic travel emerges as a pressing concern. The recent surge in airfares for flights between Kathmandu and Dhangadhi has created significant distress among passengers who aspire to return home and partake in the festivities.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Yak Brewing Company has introduced its newest creation, the 'Barahsinghe Belgian Style Witbier,' just in time for the joyous occasions of Dashain and Tihar. According to the company, this meticulously crafted Belgian-style wheat beer promises a delightful drinking experience that captures the essence of European beer traditions.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: On the third day of Dashain, Chandraghanta, the third form of Goddess Durga is being worshiped across the country today.

KATHMANDU, October 16: The Supreme Court (SC) has made arrangements to continue the hearings on habeas corpus cases throughout the Dashain holidays.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: On the second day of Dashain, devotees are worshiping Goddess Brahmacharini today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The Department of Livestock Services has initiated a campaign to label the horns of healthy goats with 'green' and unhealthy ones with 'red' marks to ensure the well-being of both animal and human health amid the festive season. The process of testing the health of goats has started at 11 different places in the valley.

As the festive season of Dashain approaches, the Department of Livestock Services has taken a proactive and commendable step towards ensuring the health and safety of both livestock and consumers.

MAHOTTARI, Oct 15: The Trishuli Devi Temple, a famous shrine in Jaleshwar, has been opened for the public. The temple was opened on the occasion of the Bada Dashain festival that formally commenced from today.

Route permit open for public transport

October 14, 2023 11:30 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: The government has opened route permits for public vehicles with effect from Friday. The provision has been made to ease the travel of the public for the upcoming festival of Dashain.

NAINITAL (India), Oct 14: Dansingh BK, a native of Kalikot, works as a porter in Nainital, a tourist town in the state of Uttarakhand of India. It has been 18 years since the 47-year-old started working as a porter in Nainital.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Amid the festive fervor of Dashain and Tihar, as well as the commencement of the bustling tourist season, several international airlines operating in Nepal have significantly ramped up their flight schedules to accommodate the surge in travelers. A total of eight airlines have collectively introduced an impressive 240 additional flights to cater to the escalating demand.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: In a significant move to enhance travel convenience during the upcoming festive season, advance booking for public transport during Dashain has officially commenced today.

POKHARA, Oct 8: Bus ticket booking will be open in Pokhara from today, targeting those returning home during Dashain. Prithvi Rajmarga Bus Sanchalak Company Pvt Ltd has informed Republica that advance ticket booking for Dashain will be opened from Sunday, October 8.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Advance booking of bus tickets for the upcoming Dashain festival is set to begin from Monday.

CHITWAN, Oct 6: Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said that the government will clear the dues of the previous fiscal year to be paid to the construction entrepreneurs before the Dashain festival.

Dang, Sept 26: Lumbini Province government has provided Dashain expenses to the members of Raute community in Surkhet district.

KATHMANDU, Sep 7: The retail price of sugar has soared to Rs 110 per kg in Kathmandu, following a wholesale price hike to Rs 105 per kg orchestrated by intermediaries within the sugar industry.

TRISHULI, Oct 12: As many as 700 patients received health services from Trishuli Hospital Nuwakot during the Dashain vacation.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: People have been urged to take precautions against different health hazards while celebrating the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The Maha Navami festival is being observed today by offering special worship to Goddess Durga.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is offering tika to VIPs and individuals this year on the day of Bijaya Dashami on October 5.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has sent new notes worth Rs 22 billion into the banking system for Dashain.

MANANG, Oct 3: Exploring new places during public holidays of festivals like Dashain is becoming a trend among the Nepali people.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: The roads of Kathmandu, where hundreds of vehicles pass daily, are empty.

GALKOT, Oct 3: Many villages in the country have started to wear a deserted look in recent years as people from the villages start migrating to urban areas for employment.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Nearly 1.7 million people have left the Kathmandu Valley for their homes to celebrate the Dashain festival this year. The number is nearly double that of last year. The festival exodus is recorded from the beginning of this month (Asoj) till Fulpati, the seventh day of Dashain.

Maha Ashtami today

October 3, 2022 09:42 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Hindus throughout the country are observing the eighth day of the ten-day long Bada Dashain festival as the Maha Ashtami festival today by worshiping Goddess Durga Bhawani.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: A palanquin with 'fulpati' from the Dashain Ghar in Gorkha Durbar arrived in Hanuman Dhoka in Kathmandu today, on the seventh day of Dashain, the biggest festival of Nepal.

DAILEKH, Oct 2: The Raute community in Dailekh is geared up to celebrate the Dashain festival. Rautes who live a nomadic life were staying at the highland of Mangarh Bayutada of Bhagawatimai-1 for a month before shifting to near the Bestada Bazaar that lies in the downhill of the same ward of the same municipality a week ago.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has decided to provide free ambulance service during Dashain.

GORKHA, Oct 2: A palanquin with 'fulpati' was dispatched to Hanumandhoka in Kathmandu from the Dashain Ghar at Gorkha Durbar today on the seventh day of Dashain, the biggest festival of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has directed authorities concerned to make sure that there is no shortage in the services provided by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) during the festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Dashain, the main festival of Nepali people, has already arrived. Family members, who have gone away from home for work and studies, have been returning home since Ghatashthapana– the first day of Dashain festival– six days ago.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Dashain is the biggest festival of Hindu Nepali. The festival is mostly popular for eating delicious foods, wearing new clothes and engaging in recreational activities.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Former King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah has said that the political practice of the past one and a half decades has established the inevitability of course correction.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30:  With the onset of the festive season, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has intensified its market monitoring campaign. A team led by KMC Deputy Mayor Sunita Dangol has been conducting market monitoring every day for the past few days.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The number of people going to their hometowns for Dashain has started to increase.

DODHARA CHANDANI, Sept 28: Gaddachauki, a transit point along the Nepal-India border in Kanchanpur, lately has been reporting a large arrival of Nepalis from India for Dashain festival celebrations.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The Supreme Court will remain open from 11 AM to 3 PM even during the Dashain holidays.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Police have arrested 16 people for charging more than the prescribed fares from passengers during the festival.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: As Dashain festival– one the main festivals of Nepali people –started today, a huge number of people thronged main business areas in Kathmandu Valley for shopping.

RANJHA, Sept 26: Like every year during festivals, Nepalis have been returning home in hordes from neighboring Indian cities for the upcoming Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The first day of "Navratri" is being marked today by preparing for Jamara (barley shoots) by sowing maize and barley seeds in a jar filled with soil and cow dung for germination. Similarly, on the occasion of Ghatasthapana, the first day of the festival, jamara was placed in Hanuman Dhoka’s Dashain Ghar by holding a special ceremony on Monday.