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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

Pashupati Bagmati Aarati: most mesmerizing rituals at Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupati Bagmati Aarati: most mesmerizing rituals at Pashupatinath Temple

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One of the most mesmerizing rituals at Pashupatinath Temple is the Pashupati Bagmati Aarati. The Bagmati River divides the temple into two sides, with the main Pashupatinath Temple being on one side and the location of this Aarati on the other. Aarati is a ritual of worship in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) is

The forgotten locals behind Everest’s trekking industry

The forgotten locals behind Everest’s trekking industry

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The most beautiful people wear their hearts on their sleeves, and their soul in their smiles. Those People faces many challenges – poverty, unemployment, poor education, the threat of earthquakes, unsatisfactory healthcare – but, despite it all, they live from a place of peace, harmony, mutual respect and smiles.          For many, climbing Everest is high

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

Ramgram Stupa: Only complete Astadhatu (Relic) Stupa of the Buddha

Ramgram Stupa: Only complete Astadhatu (Relic) Stupa of the Buddha

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Ramgram Stupa is one among the eight original relic Stupas built over the corporeal remains of the Buddha. Inscribed on UNESCO Tentative World Heritage property in 1996, Ramgram is a site of great archaeological and pilgrimage importance as it is believed to contain the only relic Stupa of Sakyamuni Buddha not opened by Emperor Ashoka

Nepal tourism makes spectacular rebound

Nepal tourism makes spectacular rebound

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Nepal’s tourism experienced a dramatic turnaround last year after being hit by the twin disasters of a devastating earthquake and crippling trade embargo in 2015. Foreign tourist arrivals to Nepal jumped 39.71 percent to 753,002 in 2016, boosted by robust visitor growth from India, China, the US, the UK and Sri Lanka, according to the