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Maha Shivaratri (Night of Shiva) being observed today in Nepal

Maha Shivaratri (Night of Shiva) being observed today in Nepal

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Maha Shivaratri is one of the major festivals of Nepal and literally means “Night of the Shiva”. It is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark fortnight of the Māgha month, as per the Hindu lunar calendar. It is believed that on this day, the stars in the Northern Hemisphere are at most optimum positions to help raise

Amazing Festivals in Nepal that you finds nowhere else in the Earth

Amazing Festivals in Nepal that you finds nowhere else in the Earth

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Nepal is a multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-ethnic country. As a result the number of festivals exceeds that of the days of a year. For some foreigners, these festivals are mysterious, colorful and pleasant. Moreover they have a great deal more about them. They emerge from the depth of the socio-cultural aspects of life. The festivals

10 Idols of gods and goddess, you might encounter frequently while you are in Nepal

10 Idols of gods and goddess, you might encounter frequently while you are in Nepal

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Kathmandu is famously reputed to have more temples than houses, more idols than residents. Sun God There are mainly two types of sun god idols found in Kathmandu. One in a sitting posture holding two Lotus flowers in both hands and another often depicted riding a chariot harnessed by horses, often seven in number which

NEPALI KHUKURI/KUKRI

NEPALI KHUKURI/KUKRI

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“It is better to die then to be a coward” famous quotation on Gurkha (The bravest of the braves legendary soldiers from the mountains of Nepal with Khukuri. What is Khukuri / Kukri? Khukuri/Kukri is Nepalese knife with inwardly curved leaf shaped blade with thickness at the spine. It is used as both tool and

My very first visit to Tansen, Palpa

My very first visit to Tansen, Palpa

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Kiran Khadka, shares his visit to historical Newari town Tansen, Palpa Last August, I had a chance to visit Palpa as a part of Tourist Guide training program. It was an external tour (outside Kathmandu valley) organized by Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM) as the preparation for future Tour Guides. I was

TOP 5 PLACES IN KATHMANDU FOR HISTORY LOVERS

TOP 5 PLACES IN KATHMANDU FOR HISTORY LOVERS

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When you are in Kathmandu, and looking for to experience the history of Nepal, here are top 5 places in Kathmandu, mostly for history lovers that you must visit so as to widen your artistic horizons. Okay, so Kathmandu, at present, is not the Shangri-La as it once was. Modern development (lots of concrete structures

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