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Vegan wave slowly gaining strength in Nepal
Vegan wave slowly gaining strength in Nepal Over the past decade more youths have adapted to veganism in the country, with their...
Dashain begins observing Ghatasthapana (Photo Gallery)
Dashain begins observing Ghatasthapana (Photo Gallery) Goddess Durga is worshipped from Ghatasthapana to Navaratha and put on the tika on 10th...
Bollywood-style ‘numbers’ threaten Madhesh folk dances
Bollywood-style ‘numbers’ threaten Madhesh folk dances The ancient folk dances dating back to the seventh or eighth centuries are facing threats...
Thousands congregate for glimpse of Living Goddess Kumari (Photo Gallery)
Thousands congregate for glimpse of Living Goddess Kumari (Photo Gallery) At Kathmandu Durbar Square area, thousands of local people have worshipped the Living Goddess Kumari
Indrajatra: Countdown begins for Living Goddess Kumari’s chariot procession (Photo Gallery)
Indrajatra: Countdown begins for Living Goddess Kumari’s chariot procession (Photo Gallery) The chariot processions of Shree Kumari, Shree Ganesh and Shree Bhairav are due on Friday,...
Nepali diaspora in US gears up for Dashain gala
Nepali diaspora in US gears up for Dashain gala The Non-Resident Nepalis (NRN) Virginia chapter and other non-profit organisations have collaborated to organise the...
Sudurpaschim folks celebrate Gaura festival with fervour
Sudurpaschim folks celebrate Gaura festival with fervour The Sudurpaschim Province has announced a public holiday on Friday on the occasion of Gaura...
Sari-clad women sing, dance as they flock Shiva temples (Photo Gallery)
Sari-clad women sing, dance as they flock Shiva temples (Photo Gallery) Nepali Hindu girls and women are celebrating Teej festival with great gusto
Lawmakers demand voting right to Nepalis Abroad
Lawmakers demand voting right to Nepalis Abroad MP Durga Kumari Bishwakarma asserted that the government should build an atmosphere so that all...
Nepali Hindus celebrate Lord Krishna’s birthday (Photo Gallery)
Nepali Hindus celebrate Lord Krishna’s birthday (Photo Gallery) A large number of devotees visit the temple on this day to pay homage and...
Full moon festival draws pilgrims, revellers and shamans to Himalayan lakes (Photo Gallery)
Full moon festival draws pilgrims, revellers and shamans to Himalayan lakes (Photo Gallery) See some photos from Gosaikunda Lake in Rasuwa and Badimalika in Bajura
Minister Bhusal urges all Nepalis abroad to return home
Minister Bhusal urges all Nepalis abroad to return home More than 3.5 million Nepalis live outside Nepal - Minister Bhusal has urged all of...
Vibrant colours of Nepal’s indigenous nationalities (Photo Gallery)
Vibrant colours of Nepal’s indigenous nationalities (Photo Gallery) Over a hundred indigenous nationalities are said to inhabit the Himalayan foothills and plains of...
Nag Panchami Puja amid snake extinction worries (Photo Gallery)
Nag Panchami Puja amid snake extinction worries (Photo Gallery) A recent study says “more than one in five reptile species are threatened with extinction”.
Sundarijal waterfalls show true colours, much to the delight of pilgrims (Photo Gallery)
Sundarijal waterfalls show true colours, much to the delight of pilgrims (Photo Gallery) The morning after heavy monsoon rains, the Bagmati, Syalmati and Nagmati were flooded - with...
Newar Buddhists celebrate Gunla festival with fun and gaiety (with Photo Gallery)
Newar Buddhists celebrate Gunla festival with fun and gaiety (with Photo Gallery) Devotees also make little stupa from black clay from clay mould as a part of...
How this Sri Lanka-based Nepali monk navigates the ebb and flow of life
How this Sri Lanka-based Nepali monk navigates the ebb and flow of life A Samanera will be considered for the Upasampada or higher ordination as a Bhikku after...
People smile as demon effigies dragged and burnt down (Photo gallery)
People smile as demon effigies dragged and burnt down (Photo gallery) In the mediaeval town of Bhaktapur, community members made wheat-straw effigies of demons, dragged them...
Pilgrims flock to Janakpurdham marking holy month of Shrawan
Pilgrims flock to Janakpurdham marking holy month of Shrawan Janakpurdham's popularity got a sudden fillip after May 2018 when India’s Hindu nationalist Prime Minister...
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