Kushe Aunshi being observed

August 30, 2019 07:15 am

KATHMANDU: Hindu are celebrating Kushe Aunshi today by bringing kush, a holy grass, into their houses. There is a religious belief that keeping kush cut by the priests brings well-being to family members.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Several pro-Hindu organizations have decided to organize a series of protests against the proposed Guthi bill from the government.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The famous Kailash Yatra (pilgrimage by Hindus to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake) via Nepal has fallen into uncertainty this season as the government of the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR)  has introduced a slew of measures including a mandatory provision on payment for tour packages through banking channels.

Why Dalits convert

April 14, 2019 01:25 am

One might argue, quite legitimately, that Manusmriti was written years ago, many things have changed since then and therefore it is pointless to discuss Hindu caste system. I don’t agree with this view because Nepali laws until 1951 and even recently were guided by old Hindu values, norms, customs, royal edicts and rituals.

NEW DELHI, April 8: As she patrols for cow smugglers, Sadhvi Kamal, a Hindu holy woman in a saffron robe, rides in a white SUV with a sticker on the rear window displaying a cow framed by swords and rifles. The words in the sticker’s logo say, “The cow is the mother of the world.”

PRAYAGRAJ, Feb 8: At the world’s biggest religious festival, the Hindu Kumbh Mela in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state, the spiritual message for the faithful is deep and profound.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The top leadership of the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has found itself in a difficult position in the face of calls by an overwhelming majority of its Mahasamiti members for a Hindu state.

Hindu Conference concludes

December 3, 2018 10:30 am

DHANUSHA, Dec 3: The Province-level Birat Santa Conference organized by the World Hindu Federation at Janakpur concluded on Sunday.

In pictures: Chhath in Kathmandu

November 13, 2018 20:09 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Hindu devotees across Kathmandu and Tarai districts have offered arghya to the setting sun on the third day of Chhath festival on Tuesday.

Putting your pets first

November 2, 2018 11:20 am

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.

Home Calling: Kora

October 28, 2018 08:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: According to Hindu mythology, when Lakshman, the younger brother of lord Rama suggested him to rule over the beautiful land of Lanka after defeating Ravan, the elder brother said that mother and motherland were greater than even heaven.

Bijaya Dashami today

October 19, 2018 11:33 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The 10th day of the Bada Dasain festival is being celebrated all over the country today with great enthusiasm by receiving 'tika' and blessings from elders.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes to all the Nepalis within the country and abroad on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami today.

DAMAULI, Oct 18: A World Omkar and Hindu General Gathering Festival has kicked off at local Byasgufa area from today, with the objective of introducing the birthplace of Ved Vyas to the world.

Goddess Durga: a symbol of power

October 14, 2018 10:30 am

Besides flying kites, staying together with your family, having delicious food, and waiting for your turn to play ‘Linge ping’, there’s another important feature of Dashain that makes this festival even more interesting. Visiting different places of pilgrimage to pay the homage to Goddess Durga, residing in her various incarnations, is an age-old tradition.

The legend of power play

October 14, 2018 10:15 am

Dashain is celebrated for fifteen days. The Hindus revere goddess Durga and her nine different manifestations during the festival. In their private prayer room, they worship the deity for nine days, beginning from Ghatasthapana.

Bada Dashain festival begins from today

October 10, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: "Navaratri Parba" or the nine-night festival of Bada Dashain, the great festival of the Hindus of Nepal, commenced from today.

Rishi Panchami being observed today

September 14, 2018 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The Hindu women across the country are observing the Rishipanchami festival today as per the rituals. The festival, the concluding day of the Teej, is observed on the fifth day of bright half moon of the month of Bhadra.

In pictures: Teej celebration at Pashupati

September 12, 2018 14:12 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The 'Teej' festival, also celebrated as the 'Haritalika', is being observed by Nepali Hindu women today throughout the country.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The 'Teej' festival, also celebrated as the 'Haritalika', is being observed by Nepali Hindu women today throughout the country.

Teej and impunity

September 12, 2018 01:30 am

Government and all of us need to work together to fight the prevailing criminality and impunity if we want a happy and prosperous family, the wish we make in Teej

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Three routes have been set for the devotees to enter the Pashupatinath temple premises on day of the Haritalika Teej tomorrow. The routes were determined in view of the sea of devotees on the day.

SRI KRISHNA JANMASTAMI TODAY

September 2, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Sri Krishna Janmastami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, is being celebrated by the Hindus throughout the country today with devotion and veneration amidst a variety of programs.

IN PICTURES: Naagpanchami

August 16, 2018 11:25 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Hindus are observing the Naagpanchami festival today as per the time-honored tradition at Naagpokhari, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Chairperson of World Hindu Federation International, Bharat Keshar Singh passed away at 3 AM today while undergoing treatment at Vayoda Hospital, Balkhu. Singh, 85, was admitted to the hospital twenty days ago after suffering from cardiac arrest.

The house of the hindu guru

July 17, 2018 10:00 am

Art and culture dignify the social values of Kathmandu Valley. Each community exhibits unique qualities that present the artistic and cultural diversity of the valley. Bhaktapur’s Pujari Math is among many such exemplary architectures that show diversity amidst constricted geographical region. The construction is believed to have come in existence in the 15th century. Historians say that Pujari Math was constructed during Yakshya Malla’s regime in Bhaktapur.

BIRATNAGAR, May 8: A police investigation into the shooting of religious leader Acharya Sriniwas  has shown that the controversial godman had used hired guns to shoot him in the  hands. Police  concluded that Acharya,  who has been campaigning to reinstate a Hindu state, plotted the incident to ‘prove there is religious violence in Nepal’.

MORANG, April 8: An unidentified group has shot at a Hindu religious leader in Biratnagar in the early hours on Sunday. The gunmen fired three shots at Sriniwasacharya at around 2 am. Sriniwasacharya, 26, sustained injuries to his left shoulder and is being treated at Biratnagar-based Neuro Hospital, according to DSP Bishnu Hari Koirala.

KATHMANDU, March 29: A recent study conducted by environmentalists and geologists has come up with an alarming finding that the rapid melting of glaciers with both horizontal and vertical retreats observed in recent years poses threats of cause drying up of several rivers or increase significantly the risks of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) across Hindu Kush Himalayan region.

EPALGUNJ, Feb 15: A Muslim boy falls in love with a non-Muslim girl. The love between them grows amid the fear of their families ruining it one day. Mohammad Safik Behana and his beloved, a Hindu girl Pinki Shah, discuss whether they let go of the beautiful dreams they saw together right from their school days.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged countries to work jointly for the sustainable development of Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) to address the problems of the people affected by climate change in the region.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The ruling partner Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is to use 'democracy with king' in its election manifesto. Party spokesperson Bhuwan Pathak said the party planned to include constitutional monarchy in the form of 'change with continuity' in its manifesto for upcoming elections of the House of Representatives and State Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) chairman Kamal Thapa has said the RPP has called for reinstating Nepal as a Hindu nation since that was the country's identity for the last five thousand years.

KATHMANDU, September 7: The Unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Nationalist) has pointed out the need for unity among nationalist organizations for national integrity and sovereignty of the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: A three-day International Hindu Conference began at Pashupati area in Kathmandu from Thursday.

KATHMANDU, August 31: The Rastriya Shivasena Party has demanded to declare Nepal a Vedic Sanatan Hindu Nation and a Birthplace of Lord Buddha.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: International Hindu Conference 2017 is going to be held on the premises of Pashupati Temple from Thursday.

KATHMANDU, August 28: Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party Kamal Thapa has claimed that different forces were active behind the split of his party as a part of their conspiracy to prevent the country from being the Hindu state.

Militants kill Hindu Pilgrims in Kashmir

Hindu by default

June 28, 2017 00:25 am

There cannot be Madhesi liberation if it is only for non-cow eating, pious, caste-rule abiding Hindus

KATHMANDU, March 27: Demanding that a referendum be held to decide whether Nepal should be a Hindu state again, Nepali Congress (NC) leader Khum Bahadur Khadka registered a proposal at the party's central working committee meeting on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 26: A proposal of referendum on Hindu state has been registered in the central committee on Nepali Congress (NC).

KATHMANDU, March 20: Ratriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) cadres on Monday clashed with police as the former moved toward the Office of the Election Commission, Jamal to stage a sit-in against the removal of the terms “Hindu State” and “ constitutional monarchy” from its statute by the Election Commission (EC).

KATHMANDU, March 19: Rastriya Prajatantra Party has registered constitution amendment bill at the Parliament Secretariat demanding for reinstating 'Hindu State'.

LUCKNOW, March 19: A saffron-robed Hindu holy man was sworn in on Sunday to lead Uttar Pradesh, sealing what appears to be a shift in course by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that could redefine the world's largest democracy as a Hindu nation.

KATHMANDU, March 17: The Election Commission has removed 'Hindu state' and 'monarchy' from the party statute of the ruling Rastriya Prajatantra Party. The election body, however, has endorsed 'cow' as the election symbol for the party.

Workshop on Hindu Kush Himalaya

February 3, 2017 15:58 pm

LALITPUR, Feb 3: The environmentalists of the countries of Hindu Kush Himalayan region have underlined the urgency for carving out a common policy for climate change adaptation and mountain ecosystems.

PALPA, Dec 25: A Madrasa established at Islampur in Rampur Municipality – 6 for the Muslim community is now taking in admission of children from the Hindu community.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Shankar Bhandari has claimed that his party, Nepali Congress (NC), has not forged an official opinion that Nepal should be a secular country.

CHITWAN, Dec 2: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairperson Kamal Thapa has said that RPP will present amendment proposal to the second constitution amendment bill registered at the Parliament Secretariat on last Tuesday to press for reinstatement of Nepal as a Hindu nation.