Temple with wildlife: Kalika temple

October 14, 2019 14:31 pm

Located in the heart of Gandaki Province, Kalika Temple has already received hundreds of tourists because of its holy importance. But after the establishment of Wildlife Conservation Park, the number of visitors is even more than usual.

You might have faced a situation where you plan to leave the temple after performing puja but find your footwear missing and this time it's actor Swara Bhasker who fell prey to one such incident.

The Ayodhya dispute in timeline

FIDIM, July 22: Two people died when the roof of an under-construction temple fell apart at Tari of Hilihang rural municipality-7, Bharapa in Panchthar.

KHALANGA, July 3: Archaeologically important idols that were stolen from Chandannath temple are yet to be found. It may be noted that the idols were taken away from the famous Chandannath temple in Khalanga Bazaar on 27 November 2016. Locals had resorted to protest including picketing of the district administration to mount pressure for immediate actions during a month after the theft of idols.

DHADING, June 21: Though almost all Hindu temples in Nepal allow the entrance of all devotees regardless of their age or gender, there is a temple in Dhading where women are barred from entering.

JANAKPUR, April 29: Janakpur, which is a popular destination for pilgrims, has recently earned the recognition of the capital of Province 2.

BanaskhandiMahadev temple is located at Devakota chowk, Biratnagar-8, to eastern side of Koshi Zonal Hospital.

NEW DELHI, Sept 29: India's Supreme Court has nixed a ban which prohibited women from entering a prominent Hindu temple if they were of menstruating age. The temple's authorities say they will appeal the ruling.

KATHMANDU, July 29: As per traditional rules, it was Bungamati’s turn to initiate the chariot procession of Rato Machhindranath, after a 12 long year hiatus. However, the locals were not satisfied with the construction of the chariot and deemed the overall procession irregular. A few days after the start of the barha barsey mela, the devastating earthquake befell.

Janaki Temple to be illuminated

July 10, 2018 13:55 pm

DHANUSHA, July 10: Now the famous Hindu temple in Janakpur-Janaki Temple- will be decorated in a modern style yet keeping intact its aesthetic values and decked up with lights in a bid to add more value to this important ancient temple.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Everest Bank Ltd has distributed trash cans to Shree Budhanilkantha Temple located in Kathmandu. Issuing a statement on Wednesday, the bank said has that it distributed trash cans with the objective to maintain cleanliness inside the temple premises.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two day official visit to Nepal at the invitation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, has landed in Jomsom.

JANAKPUR, May 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been welcomed by Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Janaki Temple. PM Oli directly went to Janaki Temple after taking off at Janakpur.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first foreign prime minister to perform Shodashopachara puja at Janakpur temple.

KATHMANDU, May 10: A day before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal, Armed Police Force (APF) officials have been deployed for cleaning Janaki temple on Thursday.

JANAKPURDHAM, May 9: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the first Indian Prime Minister ever to perform the special worship at the Janaki Temple here employing what is called the 'khodasopachar' rituals.

SURKHET, April 28: The idols of Hindu gods and goddesses that that were stolen from Jumla's Chandannath temple have been replaced and reinstated.

KATHMANDU, April 23: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has performed special worship along with the panchamrit snan rituals at Pashupatinath and Basuki temples today, after her election to the high post for the second time.

YES I made it! This year I visited The Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India. Not on purpose but there seems to be some connection between the Golden Temple, mind blowing Punjabi food and me.

BUTWAL, April 12: Recently human remains and ash were recovered near the Mayadevi Temple in Lumbini. Since the finding at the world heritage site, serious security concerns are being raised by stakeholders. Lumbini Development Trust manages the site, revered as the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha.

DOLPA, March 25: Members of the Dalit community recently took a big step, entering the renowned temple of Bala Tripura Sundari Bhagwati at Tanke Danda of Tripura Sundari Municipality-1, Dolpa for the first time.

KATHMANDU, Mar 18: The Shreemad Bhagawat Mahayagya religious programme organised to collect funds for the renovation of the roof of the Gokarneshwar Mahadev temple has collected Rs 30 million.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Mar 17: The reconstruction of around 200-year-old Golma Bhimeswor Temple which was devastated by the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake is to take stride with the financial support of the Department of Archaeology.

Temple assets stolen

January 29, 2018 14:18 pm

BANEPA, Jan 29: Valuable silver assets were stolen from the Karunamai Temple based in Ugrachandi of Banepa-4, Kavrepalanchowk. As police said, silver ornaments including anklets, necklace and crown worth Rs 200 thousands were stolen from the temple of Hindu Goddess Karunamai last night.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: If you are taking your vehicle to the Pashupatinath to pay obeisance to Lord Mahadev, STOP. You will have to park your car at Bankali lawns and then proceed towards the temple as the Pashupatinath temple periphery has been declared 'No Entry' zone for vehicles.

The road on the way to Boudhanath temple has been badly damaged for a long time. The Road has been damaged due to expanding the road and digging for pipeline setup of Melamchi water project. By this local peoples and tourists, who came to visit stupa, are facing the problem.

POKHARA, Nov 24: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has performed a pooja at Bindyabasini Temple in Kaski district on Friday morning.

RAJBIRAJ, Sept 30: Around 500 buffaloes were sacrificed in Kankali Bhagwati Temple at Bhardaha in Saptari district on Friday on the occasion of Navami, the ninth day of Dashain.

POKHARA, Sept 30: A ceremony was held today to give and receive the Dashain tika en-masse at the Kot Bhairav Temple of Malla era based in Bharatpokhari of Pokhara Lekhnath Municipality-13 on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami Festival.

An interesting thing about the temple is that the jaladhar of the Shivalinga faces east whereas almost all jaladhars in other Shivalaingas are faced south. The water offered to the Shivalinga falls on the idol of Lord Ram situated on east side of the Shivalinga.

KATHMANDU, August 24: Female devotees have started thronging Pashupatinath Temple from today morning to celebrate Haritalika Teej festival.

KATHMANDU, August 14: People around the world who believe in Lord Krishna are celebrating his birthday today with gusto. They have thronged Krishna temples in different parts of the country.

Devotees throng Krishna Temple, Patan

August 14, 2017 13:06 pm

LALITPUR, August 14: A large number of devotees have thronged the Krishna temple situated in Patan Durbar Square today on the occasion of Lord Krishna's birthday commonly known as Shree Krishnashtami.

KATHMANDU, July 17: A large number of devotees lined up from 2 am today at the gate leading to Pashupati temple. However, the gate was opened at 3 am only.

KATHMANDU, July 1:Himalayan Bank Ltd (HBL) has installed closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera on the Maitidevi temple premises in KMC-30.

KATHMANDU, June 12: The reconstruction work of Balgopaleshwor Temple, historically and archaeologically important temple located at the center of Ranipokhari pond in the capital, is underway.

DANG: The world’s largest Trishul installed at Ghorai’s Pandeshwor Mandir has been attracting tourists in droves. The trident, weighing 81 quintal and 13 kilos, was inaugurated on December 14, 2014.

KATHMANDU, March 25: The Non – Violence Lovers Vegetarian Association today staged a sit-in at the Bhagwati Temple at Bhagawati Bahal in Naxal – 1 demanding an end to animal sacrifice at holy place as temples and shrines.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The Pashupatinath – one of the most revered Hindu God Shiva's temple – was opened for public at 3:30 am this morning to mark the Mahashivaratri or the 'Great night of Shiva'.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: As the country is preparing to celebrate Maha Shivaratri tomorrow (Friday), movement of devotees and Sadhus has started growing dense at Pashupatinath temple area for one of the biggest Hindu festivals.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Locals at Basatapur on Tuesday obstructed ongoing reconstruction work at the Trailokya Narayan Temple inside Kathmandu Durbar Square Area. The temple had collapsed in the April 2015 earthquake.

A day at the Golden Temple

January 20, 2017 03:44 am

“It is difficult as I have to purify myself by bathing even when I go to the toilet. But, I feel free because nobody scolds me or makes me cry. I don’t have to do any work and I’m loved by everyone because God loves the principal priest.”

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Department of Archaeology (DoA) has razed down the Pratappur temple located within the Swayambhunath Maha Chaitya complex.

Fire at Taleju temple premises

January 12, 2017 09:27 am

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 12: A fire broke out at Taleju temple premises in Bhaktapur district on Wednesday afternoon.  Various goods including cupboard and utensils were destroyed after Jahun chowk of the temple and Suwal house at Jiswochowk caught fire.

JUMLA, Jan 3: Police on Tuesday recovered the idols stolen from the renowned Chandannath Temple of Jumla on November 26.

CCTV cameras set up at Bhairav temple

December 5, 2016 08:54 am

PALPA, Dec 5: The local authorities have set up CCTV camera security system at the Bhairav temple located at the historic Bhairavsthan of Palpa.

JUMLA, Dec 5: An idol of the Hindu deity Dattatreya and other idols that were said to be stolen from the Chandannath Baba temple here last week, were found inside a wardrobe in the temple Saturday.

JUMLA, Dec 3: The Guthi [trust] committee responsible for managing the Chandannath temple of Jumla has been suspended by the District Administration Office Friday after 28 precious idols stolen from the temple earlier this week.

JUMLA, Nov 28: Twenty-eight statues of the renowned Chandannath Temple of Jumla were stolen overnight from under the nose of the law enforcement agencies. Irate locals blamed the involvement of the priest, police and local administration in the crime as the temple lies just besides the District Administration Office and the local police station. The criminals broke the back door of the temple at around 1 am Sunday and took away the valuable statues, including the biggest Dattatreya statue.