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

Know what to shop and where to shop in Nepal

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Nepal is a good place to shop for fine handicrafts including intricate jewelry, traditional hand-woven fabrics, carpets, metal and woodwork items, and of course, the ubiquitous range of quirky kitschy touristy souvenirs peddled at the roadside in tourist destinations the world over.  As trekking is a prime activity, at most of the tourist enclaves you 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