Dashain

Happy dashain in Newari language

The greatest festival of Nepal, Dashain is celebrated on Ashoj Kartik which comes in September end or early October. This main festivals in Nepal which means the ten days celebrations. On the first day, in every house, the ceremony of Ghatasthapana is performed. It is entirely a domestic observance confined to one’s own household and … Read more

Festivals of Nepal

Sadhus at Pashupati

The lifestyle of Nepalese people are as varied as the landscape they live in. Modern consumerism flourishes in the upper middle class while traditional hard manual labour is widespread in rural areas. Religion and deep-seated traditions continues to influence everyday life heavily. But everybody seems to enjoy lingering in the sunshine of the chilly winter … Read more

Bel bibaha Newa culture

Bel bibaha Newa culture

Bel Bivaha is an old ritual in Newa community which is also followed today. It is called ‘ehi’ in Nepalbhasa. In this ritual a girl is married to a fruit Aegle marmelos which is known as Bel in local language. It is done when she reaches the odd age of 5,7,9 or 11 before puberty. … Read more

Magar caste list

magar

Magars are one of the oldest known tribes in Nepal and during the peroid of Medieval from Gorkha to Palpa was called the Magarat. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, 7.1% of the population of Nepal was identified as Magar which is total 1,887,733 people. In former days, any Thapa who had lost … Read more

Prayer flags meaning

buddhism

You may have seen hundreds of arrayed Prayer flags around the stupa which are rich in symbolic meaning. Prayer flags are beautiful and calming to look at. You may be curious about them. They’re believed to bring peace and prosperity to all around them. The symbols and mantras on the flags are meant to broadcast … Read more

Newari Ornaments

Newari Ornaments

Newari ornaments name list Tuki Tuki is double studs jewelry inserted in the helix of ear. These are worn by elder women after their ritual procession called Janku. Most of tuki are plain in design but some are in floral design. Kalli Kalli is worn around the ankles.It id usually made of silver and round … Read more

Exploring culture of Nepal

culture

The rich cultural heritage of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal; has evolved over centuries. This multi-dimensional cultural heritage encompasses within itself the cultural diversities of various ethnic, tribal, and social groups inhabiting different altitudes, and it manifests in various forms: music and dance; art and craft; folklore and folktales; languages and literature; philosophy and … Read more