Momo

Momo, the quintessential taste of the Himalayan Kingdom, is the dish you can’t miss when you are in Nepal. If you are served by a person who really knows how to cook momo then the taste will always stick to your tongue and you never know you may even want to join cooking class to Read more

Krishna Janmastami

Krishna Janmashtami is one of the biggest religious festivals in the world. It is an annual commemoration of the birth of Krishna-eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Every year, about nine hundred and thirty million people around the world celebrate the fiesta as the day of deep spiritual renewal and festivity. Popularly known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Read more

Janai Purnima

Janai Purnima, the thread festival, falls on the full moon day in the month of Bhadra (August/ September) and is celebrated with great gusto, devotion and splendor by Hindus all over the country. Janai is sacred thread and purnima is full moon day, hence, Janai Purnima points to the change of the thread on the Read more

Gai Jatra- A Culture of its Own

Showcasing different colorful attires with a presence to run the streets, this centuries old festival of Nepal has transformed into a spectacular festival that gives tribute to the dead.  On this day the streets are filled with people who characterize themselves as cows. People of deceased family of all age groups are seen dressed up Read more

Festivals in Nepal

Festival, a set of celebration in honor of Gods and Goddesses, is observed with much fanfare and celebrations in Nepal. Nepal can be called a “land of festivals” where festivals play an integral and deep-rooted part of life and a wide variety of festivals are observed by different communities and ethnic groups almost every day Read more

Nagpanchami

Nagpanchami, the festival of snakes, falls on the fifth day of moonlit-fortnight in the month of Shravan (July/August) and is celebrated with much fanfare by Hindus. During the festival, Hindu people paste pictures of Nagas (Snakes) containing mantras on the entrance to ward off natural calamities and evil spirits. The mantras mention eight principal nags, Read more

Ghantakarna Chataurdasi/Gathemangal

Popularly known as Gathemangal, Ghantakarna Chataurdasi celebrates the expatriation of the GhantaKarna- a mythological demon. The festival usually falls towards the end of the Nepalese month of Shrawan (July/ August) and is observed with much fanfare by Newars. In order to chase away evil spirits from entering their houses and keep themselves, especially children, safe Read more

Asar 29: Bhanu Jayanti

Bhanu Bhakata is considered as one of pillars of Nepali Literature, his contribution stands live testimonial to his dedication and perseverance that he had shown  towards Nepali Literature. Still today he is considered as one of the most profound and inspired poet. Nepali literature industry marks this shining star as the “Aadi Kabi” in recognition Read more

Asar 15: Nepal Mud Festival

With the arrival of Asar (June/ July), the cloudy-grey sky and greenery surrounding the hills and plains of the Himalayan Kingdom and the realm at its apex in rice plantation is overwhelming. Nepal is an agricultural country and Asar holds the utmost importance for every Nepali as it is the time when farmers plant new Read more

Shravan: The Holy Month of Ritual and Festivity

Shravan, the most auspicious month of the Chaturmas, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is  considered as “the Destroyer” or “the Transformer” among the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. It is the fifth month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. As per Vedic Almanac, the star Shravan rules the sky Read more