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.
PANCHTHAR, April 16: It is situated at an altitude of 3,340 meters from the sea level. Herds of yak were moving in a relaxed manner. They would become invisible the very next moment, thanks to the fogs suddenly that turns thick any minute.
BHAKTAPUR, April 13: Every year on April 15, people in Bode, Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-8, celebrate the tongue-piercing festival with grace. As in the previous years, Buddhakrishna Bag Shrestha, 47, of the locality will be piercing his tongue with a metal skewer this year too to keep the tradition alive. He is the chairperson of the Ambulance Drivers Association, Bhaktapur, and an ambulance driver for Nepal Korea Friendship Hospital.
A total of nine Japanese films are going to be screened in ‘Japanese Film Festival’. The film festival is going to take place on March 22, 23, at Tribhuvan Army Officers’ Club, Sundhara and on March 29 and 30 at Embassy of Japan, Panipokhari.
KATHMANDU, Mar 4: Hindu devotees all over the country today are celebrating the great festival of Mahashivaratri by worshipping Lord Shiva at various rivers, ponds and temples since early this morning.
The Edge alongside Mukti & Revival and several other artists will perform at JOON Festival 2019, scheduled to be organized on June 22 at Dummer Down Farm, Basingstoke, UK. The Edge band is also celebrating its 20th anniversary at the festival.
KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The 15th edition of International Trade fair and Cottage Industry Festival is being organized in March with the objective of achieving better management of small scale industries in Nepal and market homegrown products.
HUMLA, Feb 2: This typical festival in the mountainous district of Humla is all about worshiping deity, playing drums, dancing, singing, feasting and merrymaking. It is also about wearing unique outfits, decorations and processions. ‘Mane’, the winter festival of the Lama community of Burause village has just got over. But the thrill lives on.
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KANCHANPUR, Dec 28: The Belauri municipality in Kanchanpur is hosting a cultural festival on the occasion of the Maghi which is observed on the first day of the Nepali month Magh. The Maghi festival this time falls on January 15, 2019.
KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Hindu devotees across the country have thronged in Pashupatinath temple and to other Hindu shrines from early morning today to pay homage to their near and dear ones, who died over the last one year, on the occasion of Bala Chaturdashi.
LAHAN, Nov 11: Bhootnath Upadhyaya, 65, of Lahan Municipality-10, has seen Chhath being celebrated in his family since his childhood. Although his family is of hill origin, they have been celebrating the festival of the Madhesi communities for a long time.
Priya Agrawal claims that she is excited about this year’s Tihar, just like last year and the year before that. The 18-year-old calls it her absolute favorite festival and says that, because the festival has so many things going on, from putting up string lights and cleaning out the oil lamps to worshipping different animals and making rangolis, she is usually super busy during Tihar but doesn’t mind it one bit.
When a group of people start singing ‘Bhaileni Aayin Aangana’ or ‘Deusire’ at your doorsteps, music enthusiasts instantly wave their body along with the beat of song. That’s the power of ‘Deusi Bhailo’. With the change in time, ‘Deusi Bhailo’ is not as it was years ago. To know further on the changes, My City team asked various celebs about their ‘Deusi Bhailo’ experience.
KATHMANDU, Nov 2: A tea reception organized by main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami, Deepawali, Nepal Sambat and Chhath festivals kicked off at the party central office, Sanepa, Lalitpur.
The festive season is upon us and it is once again time to celebrate. Tihar is just around the corner and preparations are in full swing, if the lights and flowers are any indication. While it is our time to revel and have fun, it just isn’t the same for our pets.
I like Tihar more than Dashain. Dashain is like a week-long break and you get bored after a day or two unless you decide to go to one of those ASEAN countries during the festive season. Then, even a week is not enough.
What really is Dashain without a Dashain hangover? I’m not talking about the inevitable (for some) booze induced headaches but the general state of lethargy after the festival – the quieter streets, the slowly diminishing reserves of left over mutton and sweets, packing all the playing cards, taking stock of our expanded waistlines and the general sense of life, slowly but surely, limping back to normal.