The art of giving

September 8, 2018 08:25 am

The Buddhists believe that Pancha Daan is the biggest form of daan or donation.  Buddhists of the Newar community, mainly Shakya, Bajracharya, and Tuladhars, celebrate this festival by donating five essential food grains -- rice grains, unhusked rice grains, salt, money, and pulses -- to the Bajracharya and Shakya priests. This is an annual festival celebrated in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Kirtipur, Panga, and other nearby areas.

KAPILVASTU,Jan 21: As many as 430 Buddhists, who came here from South Korea, paid visit to the Buddha's land at ancient Kapilvastu and offered collective prayers for the global peace.

Mustang Buddhists also celebrate Dashain

September 27, 2017 05:00 am

MUSTANG, Sept 27: Although Dashain is mainly a Hindu festival, even Buddhist people of Thini in Mustang district celebrate the festival with merrymaking for ten days.

YANGON, Myanmar, August 5: Security forces in Myanmar fired warning shots to disperse Muslim villagers while they were arresting four suspected insurgents in a western region where government troops have been accused of human rights violations against Rohingya minority, officials said Saturday.

DUPCHESHWOR (NUWAKOT), April 22: A group of visitors from Kathmandu and the local litterateurs on Friday arrived and read out stories and poems at the Dupcheshwor temple, which is known as the second Pashupatinath in Bagmati.