Holi, festival of colors, Today Sunday, March 8th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Fagu Poornima or Holi, the festival of colors, is being observed with much fanfare in hilly areas, including the capital city, today and tomorrow in the Terai region. The festival, also called spring festival, marks the arrival of spring and the harvest season. The first day of the..

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Sages, Sadhu seen off from Pashupatinath Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Guthi Sansthan has bade farewell to priests, sages, Sadhu and religious gurus who visited Pashupatinath Temple this year on the occasion of Mahashivaratri, the biggest annual Hindu festival that is celebrated in honour of Lord Shiva every year. The festival was observed on..

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Mahashivratri being celebrated today across the nation Thursday, February 20th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Mahashivaratri, one of biggest festival of Hindu is being marked on Friday across the country by paying homage to the Lord Shiva. Of the four nights, Shivaratri is a night of fasting and prayer in honor of Lord Shiva. A large number of devotees have already thronged the Pashupatinath to..

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Maghe Sankranti, Maghi being observed today Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Maghe or Makar Sankranti is being observed throughout the country today by taking holy dips in rivers and ponds, worshiping at various temples and savouring various delicacies like ghee, yam, khichadi and sweets like Chaku and sweets made of sesame and molasses. As per astrological..

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Month-long Swasthani Bratakatha begins Friday, January 10th, 2020

Purna Prasad Mishra, KATHMANDU: The Shree Swasthani Bratakatha, a popular month-long ritual of fasting and recitation of Swasthani script observed by the Hindus since Poush Shuklapurnima (full moon day) kicked off on Friday. Nepalis, especially the Hindu women, observe the month-long festival by..

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Bivaha Panchami festival being celebrated today Saturday, November 30th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Bivaha Panchami festival is being celebrated throughout the country today by worshipping and paying homage to Shree Ramchandra and Sita. This religious and cultural festival is observed on the fifth day of Shukla paksha (the waxing phase of the moon) in Margashirsha month according..

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Mass Tripitak recitation begins in Lumbini Thursday, November 14th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A mass Tripitak recitation has begun in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, regarded as the apostle of world peace. The programme was inaugurated by Chief Minister at the State-5, Shankar Pokharel by lighting lamps. On the occasion, CM Pokharel shared that the state government was..

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Hindus rejoice, Muslims deplore India court ruling on temple Saturday, November 9th, 2019

By SHEIKH SAALIQ, NEW DELHI (AP): India’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground in the country’s north and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims to build a mosque - a verdict in a highly contentious case that was immediately deplored by a key..

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Twenty-five countries participating in Tripitaka recitation Thursday, November 7th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Twenty-five countries would participate in international-level Tripitaka recitation this year scheduled in Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha. Tripitaka recitation is taking place for the second time with support of the State-5 government Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and..

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President offers Chhath prayers at Guheshwori Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has offered prayers to the temple of Chhathi Mata (the goddess of power) set up in the middle of the Bagmati River at Guheshwori today. In order to offer Chhath worships, President Bhandari reached the temple established in the mid part of the pond which..

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Chhat festival being observed today Friday, November 1st, 2019

JANAKPUR: The festival of purity, good will and faith, Chhat is being observed with high regard and much funfare today. The main ritual of this four-day Chhath festival begins this evening by worshipping and making offerings to the setting sun. Accordingly, the revelers take a holy bath while..

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Chhath festival begins today

KATHMANDU: The Chhath festival observed as a common cultural symbol of Tarai/Madhes is beginning today. The festive fanfare has been seen in different parts including Ranipokhari, Gaurighat, Kupondole of Kathmandu Valley as well. The festival is dedicated to the Sun God, with offerings made to..

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Newar community celebrate kijapuja Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Newar community has observed the kijapuja, bhaitika, on Wednesday. Although the bhaitika is celebrated on the fifth day of the Yamapanchak, the kijapuja was observed on Wednesday due to some changes on the auspicious day as per lunar calendar. Wednesday is the second day of Kartik..

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What Trump Needs To Say Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Recently, a reporter at the daily White House coronavirus briefing asked US President Donald Trump what he would say to his fearful fellow citizens. Here is what..