Festivals

Raksha Bandhan in Nepal: Celebrating Bonds Beyond Borders

Raksha Bandhan, is a sacred and traditional festival celebrated in Nepal and India (Rakhi Purnima). This year, it falls on August 31, corresponding to Bhadra 14. Raksha Bandhan is not just a symbol of seeking divine bliss for oneself but also for the person on whose wrist the holy thread is tied. The term “Raksha” […]

Nag Panchami Nepal: Celebrating the Festival of Snakes

Nestled within the majestic Himalayas lies Nepal, a nation abundantly rich in culture and spirituality. The Nepali people’s deep-rooted connection with nature permeates their traditions and festivals. One such unique celebration is Nag Panchami , the annual Hindu festival honoring serpent deities known as Nagas. More than just worship of mythical snake gods, Nag Panchami […]

Gai Jatra Festival Nepal: Honoring the Past and Laughing at the Present

Gai Jatra(गाईजात्रा), a major festival in Nepal, is particularly prominent in the Kathmandu Valley. Translated as the “Festival of Cows,” it is deeply significant in Nepalese culture. Initially, the festival was primarily celebrated by the Newar and Tharu community in Kathmandu. However, its popularity has grown over time, and today, Gai Jatra is observed nationwide […]

Mani Rimdu: Embracing the Everest Region's Most Historic Festival

Mani Rimdu, a festival of profound spiritual significance, is a vibrant celebration that paints the Khumbu valley with colors of joy and devotion. This 19-day festival, observed by the Sherpa community and Buddhist monks, is a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the Everest region. How to Celebrate Mani Rimdu; the Oldest Festival of […]

Krishna Janmashtami-celebrating the Birth of Lord Krishna

Hindu Pantheon’s Most Prominent Gods, Krishna One of the Avatars of Vishnu, a Hindu god, Krishna is revered as the highest leader of the Hindu religion. Hinduism: Krishna Janmasthami (Krishna Jayanti)   Krishna Janmashtami ( Nepali: कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी) is a festival observing the birth of Lord Krishna. This festival is also known as Krishna Ashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami […]

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