KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The festival of light, Deepawali or Tihar is just a week away. The festival, also known for strengthening ties between brothers and sisters, remains incomplete if we do not talk about lamps and lights.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: The third day of Yamapanchak or Tihar festival was celebrated on Sunday evening by worshipping Laxmi, the goddess of wealth, affluence and prosperity, with devotion.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended best wishes to all Nepalis at home and abroad on the occasion of Tihar festival.

Preserving purity of festivals

October 27, 2019 01:30 am

Major festivals across cultures have their roots in rural life. They also share similar rationale for celebration. The reunion of family members, sharing of good time, food, blessings, and worship of gods/goddesses are their universal themes. Unsurprisingly, they are embraced, modified, and commoditized by the urbanites, exurbanites and suburbanites in no time.

Shopping Tihar essentials

October 25, 2019 12:06 pm

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.

In pic: Glimpses of Tihar

November 8, 2018 17:24 pm

Glimpses of Tihar

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 7: Senior leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) and former Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said the campaign of ‘Happy Nepali, Prosperous Nepal’ would be successful.

Vibrant Tihar market

November 6, 2018 09:15 am

Shopping is an integral part of life. With the arrival of  Tihar, one of the most awaited festivals in Nepal, one simply can’t refrain from shopping. This five-day long festival is also known as Deepawali or Yama Panchak. It began on Monday. The festival not only recognizes divinity but also animals and birds who contribute to the humankind.

Deepawali brings with it immense joy but this happiness turns into guilt after having festive sweets and savories. In this air of festive vibes, everyone gets involved in bingeing and later all this bingeing turns into weight, calories, and sugar worries, but enjoy the festival with no regrets this season. Following are some steps to have a guilt-free Deepwali.

US President Barack Obama has celebrated Deepawali by lighting the first-ever diyo in the Oval Office of the White House and hoped that his successors would continue the tradition.

PATHARI (Morang), Oct 21: Birat Medical College Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar is set to provide all surgical treatment to patients free of cost during Deepawali and Chhath festivals.