DOLAKHA, Feb 21: After sweat beads were spotted on the Bhimsen idol at Bhimsen Temple in Dolakha district on Thursday morning, the local administration informed the Office of the President about the incident, urging it to perform atonement worship at the temple.
Major festivals across cultures have their roots in rural life. They also share similar rationale for celebration. The reunion of family members, sharing of good time, food, blessings, and worship of gods/goddesses are their universal themes. Unsurprisingly, they are embraced, modified, and commoditized by the urbanites, exurbanites and suburbanites in no time.
ROLPA, May 18: School children in a Rolpa village have to attend classes in dusty rooms because there is no school building, and the authorities have not shown any interest in their plight. At the same time a grand ‘Bhajan Mandali’ building dedicated to God has been constructed right beside the school at a cost of hundreds of thousands of rupees.
Sacred Survival, an art exhibition that is to go on till May 21, featuring the works of 7 Thangka and Paubha artists at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited Courtyard Complex was inaugurated on Friday. Michael Gordon, the curator of the exhibition, is an American artist who has been in Nepal for nearly a year now on a Fulbright student grant studying and exploring his field of interest that are Thangka and Paubha.
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.
PESHAWAR, March, 31: A powerful car bomb exploded near a minority Shiite Muslim place of worship in the northwest town of Parachinar on Friday, killing at least 22 people and wounding over 70 others, officials said.
JEREMIE, Oct 10: Survivors of Hurricane Matthew put on their Sunday finest and picked their way through downed power lines to sing praise and pray in ruined churches, while desperation grew in other parts of devastated Haiti and international rescue efforts began ramping up.