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, 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.