Religious Masks: A Cultural Treasure Chest Bursting With Legacy!

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Religious masks are cultural heritage of Nepal. They can be seen at shops near religious places or at every tourist destinations. Shops donning these masks show us how rich a culture is and the significance of its traditions which has been passed down from generation to generation. These traditional masks belonging to various ethnic groups Read more

Rato Machhindranath Jatra: Experience of a Lifetime!

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It’s truly an amazing sight to behold! The 32 haat (hands) long chariot beautifully decorated, inside which resides the god of rain Rato Machhindranath in its small abode. And to see this huge chariot sometimes even towering over houses by the side of the road being pulled by hundreds of men is an awesome moment. Read more

Counting Temples

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Have you ever tried counting all the temples in the capital, let alone from all three cities of the valley? Well I did once or at least try to count them in Patan/Lalitpur, City of Beauty. It was just an ordinary Saturday, nothing to do and I found nothing interesting enough to pass the time. Read more

Dipankha Yatra: Nepal’s Longest and Greatest Walkathon

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Well, where do I even begin to describe what Dipankha Yatra is and its significance to both Buddhists and Hindus in Nepal. The first time I heard about it, was way back in 2005 when it was going to be held after 38 years. I wanted to participate in it knowing only that the yatra Read more