KATHMANDU, March 5: In preparation for the Maha Shivaratri festival on March 8, the District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu, and the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) have banned the sale of meat and meat products and alcohol in the Pashupatinath temple area.

JANAKPUR, Aug 24: At least seven people died when a bus carrying pilgrims met with an accident in Churiyamai area of Jitpur Simara sub-metropolitan city-22 in Bara district.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Hajj pilgrims who participated in Mecca Madina Sharif in Saudi Arabia for Hajj have returned to Nepal.

PHUNGLING, April 24: Reaching the Pathibhara Devi Temple in Taplejung, one of the holy shrines of the country, through a hardship-filled journey relieves the pilgrims and tourists. Pilgrims and devotees have a belief that one’s wishes get fulfilled by worshiping at the temple.

KATHMANDU, April 6: A large number of pilgrims wishing to take bath at the 22 stone spouts at Balaju, Kathmandu have reached there on the occasion of Baisdhara Mela on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Even as the threat of coronavirus infection looms large, the devotees across the country are thronging the Shiva temples today on the occasion of the Mahashivaratri.

JAKARTA, March 11: A tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia’s main island of Java after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 27 people and injuring 39 others, police and rescuers said Thursday.

Waste continues to pile up in Muktinath

November 3, 2018 07:30 am

MUSTANG, Nov 3: Every day, thousands of domestic and international pilgrims throng Muktinath, the famous religious shrine in Mustang. In recent years, this place has evolved as one of the most preferred destinations for travelers. Various dignitaries such as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have reached this site to see its mesmerizing beauty.


October 13, 2018 18:40 pm

Cover Photo: A flock of people struggling to get through at Indrachowk in the peak hour of Dashain. Photo Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili /Republica

POKHARA, Oct 9: The Himalayan district of Mustang is usually quiet on a normal day. This season is an exception.

Pilgrims and tourists stranded in Mustang

September 14, 2018 14:35 pm

MUSTANG, Sept 14: The pilgrims and tourists visiting Mustang district have been left at lurch as the Beni-Jomsom road section was disrupted due to flood and landslide.

CAIRO, Sept. 11: Egyptian Health Ministry said on Monday that a total of 70 Egyptian pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj season, which concluded in the last week of August.

2 Nepali pilgrims die in India

September 8, 2018 20:34 pm

RAUTAHAT, Sept 8: Two Nepali people, who had gone on a pilgrimage to Babadham of India, died in separate separates on Friday.

RASUWA, Aug 27: Pilgrims returning from Gosainkunda after the Janaipurnima fair are compelled to pay high bus fares.

CHITWAN, July 23:Pilgrims have thronged sacred pilgrimage site Devghat Dham today to observe the Asar Shukla or Harisayani Ekadashi and the first Monday in the Nepali month Shrawan as well.

KATHMANDU, July 6: The rescue operation of pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar from different parts of India stranded at Hilsa and Simikot is under way since last Monday. Out of more than fifteen hundred pilgrims, 1,225 pilgrims have been airlifted and brought down to Nepalgunj and Surkhet stated Indian Embassy, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, July 4: As many as 104 Indian pilgrims stranded on their way to Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage have been airlifted to Nepalgunj from Simikot—the headquarters of Humla district, which borders Tibet.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Efforts to rescue more than 1,500 Indian pilgrims from Nepalganj-Simikot-Hilsa route of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (through Nepal) has been affected due to inclement weather conditions, according to a press release issued by the Embassy of India.

POKHARA, May 9: Pilgrims visiting Muktinath, a popular religious shrine in the mountainous district of Mustang, will be banned from entering the temple from 20 hours before the visit of Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi.

PARBAT, April 20: Seven pilgrims were injured when a bus met with an accident this morning at Chuwa area of Kushma municipality – 8 in Parbat.

Pilgrims throng Matatirtha pond

April 16, 2018 11:54 am

KATHMANDU, April 16: Devotees have thronged the Matatirtha Kunda or the sacred pond since morning today at Chandragiri Municipality to take a holy bath and make offerings in the name of their deceased mothers.

TAULIHAWA, March 6: More than a million tourists, including Buddhist pilgrims, visit Lumbini -- the birthplace of Buddha - every year. However, Buddha's natal town Kapilvastu still awaits visitors despite lying just 59 kilometers away from Lumbini.

Two pilgrims killed in road mishap

October 9, 2017 15:55 pm

TAPLEJUNG, Oct 9: Two pilgrims died when a jeep carrying pilgrims returning from Pathivara Temple met with an accident along Bhalugaude-Suketar Pathivara road section today.

Pilgrims Throng Navaratri Mela in Dharan

September 25, 2017 09:46 am

DHARAN, Sept 25: One of the biggest festivals of Nepali Hindus, Dashain, began on Thursday. During the festival, it is an age old tradition to go on pilgrimages so as to pay homage to Goddess Durga and her several incarnations. Navaratri Mela is one of the most important features of Dashain in Dharan.

Militants kill Hindu Pilgrims in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, July 10: Six Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two of militant attacks on police.

KOHALPUR, June 8: Domestic airlines have increased flight frequencies as well as aircraft to cash in on the surge in number of passengers travelling to Kailash Mansarvoar area in Tibet via Simikot airstrip in Humla.

POKHARA, April 22: Four persons have been killed after a bus (Na 5 Kha 6067) en route to Jomsom from Muktinath  met with an accident on Saturday.

KHOTANG, Feb 25: A large number of pilgrims visited Halesi Mahadev Temple in Khotang district on the occasion of the Mahashivaratri festival on Friday.

POKHARA, Nov 17: Many Indian pilgrims visiting Muktinath Temple of Mustang district have long been avoiding paying fee for Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card while entering Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) region, it has been revealed.

ITAHARI, Oct 17: Landslides triggered by incessant rainfalls have made travelling highly unsafe in Barahakshetra of Sunsari, one of the four most sacred places for the Hindus.

DHANGADHI, Oct 10: Hundreds of pilgrims were stranded after they allegedly could not pay Rs 100,000 in bribe to Gadda Chowki checkpoint on Sunday night.

Pilgrim’s progress

June 10, 2016 14:38 pm

Muktiyatra by Binod Sadhak is a labor of love, and for anyone contemplating a tour of the holy places in the sub-continent it is well worth a read. Written in simple, straightforward Nepali, it is an account of the pilgrimage that the author and his spouse made to renowned Hindu temples, shrines and other sacred sites across the length and breadth of India as well as Nepal, at different times and over a span of two and a half years starting 2010 AD.