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Naxal Bhagwati Temple

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Naxal Bhagwati Temple is situated at Kathmandu Naxal.This location is very busy and inters section area. People who worships the Bhagwati goddess doing puja in respective days, devotees who keep moving in and out of the temple all day. the main attraction of this temple is Devi is goddess temple its three tied red roof, two of which are copper plated and carving of other deities surrounding all over temple. Nowadays some renovation of this temple takes place. According to ancient history Naxal Bhagwati dates back many centuries to the year 1050 of the Kaligat Sambat, when Vikram Kesariwas the king of Nepal and his wife Nava Sagar handled the country's administration section. The Queen was greatly influenced with a grand idol presented by one of her subjects. She founded the temple and named the idol after herself. Nava Sagar Bhagwati.It is believed that the priests and mystics of the time had laid a solid foundation of the temple through tantric rituals and mantras so as to empower the goddess. The intention of the priests was to fulfill a belief that any known as bidhi would be fulfilled. In this way the power of the goddess increase to such height that her idol began to issuing strong radiations that were deemed catastrophic. In 665 B.S (607 A.D), the king Shankerdev placed the idol inside the temple and covered it. Then he established another statue repeating the original one and initiated a chariot procession is known as Jatra on the day of Preta Chaturdashi ( Chaturdashi ), is the fourteen day of the lunar fortnight ) to commemorate the ceremony. It is still celebrated every year by the name of Khat Jatra on preta Chaturdashi and lasts for three days. The Naxal Bhagwati is considered to be of the nine manifestation of the goddess Durga and it is believe to have been crafted by the some artesian who constructed the idols of Palanchowk Bhagwati,Shobha Bhagwati and Nala Bhagwati.As indicates a Shakti peeth,literally a place of worship of the goddess ' Shakti 'devotees sworn to the temple during Dashain,especially on the 'Astami' ( The eighth day of Dashain).A water buffalo sent by the Singh Durbar ( The Nepalese Paliament ) is sacrificed there on Nawami the Ninth day of the Dashain.Dashain is the greatest festival of Nepalese people so that in Dashain period great numbers of devotees are come to Naxal Bhagwati temple to do a great puja and worship the Bhagwati goddess.

Nardevi Temple

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Nardevi Temple

Nardevi Temple is situated at Kathmandu south of the Basantapur near Chhetrapati.This temple is three stored pagoda shape structure with one of the roofs plated in gold and its crafted pillars indicate the Nardevi Temple. According to the historical data, the temple is established in the ninth century A.D by Gunakamadev.In ancient period of time human there are various myths and legends attached with this temple of origin and practices carried out there. As legends said that the temple was discovered by one of the kings of Patan while visiting Kathmandu on a hunting trip. After that he scattered from his group and got lost in the forest of Kathmandu,then the king hid behind it, and had faint there. When he rouse from sleep the goddess Swetakali was found before him and granted his life back .The king returned to his kingdom, allowed by the incident, erected the Nardevi templeIt is believe that two others kings of Bhaktapur were visited by same goddess which led them back to make as new the temple established a committee for looking after it. One of the kings also started the ceremony of lighting ghee lamps and sacrificing a sheep. This ritual is carried out by the Kumhale clan of potters from Thimi,which is located at Bhaktapur to commemorate the goddess. The main deity of Nardevi is Swetkali ,Sweta is known as white colors and Kali is black. The Swetakali is also known as Neta Ajima by Newar Communities, while some inscription refers to goddess as” Detteswori “ Nardevi is also considered as to be a mother of goddess Kumari Chandeseswori Bhagawati and legends claims that human sacrifices were conducted at this temple. The Temple have three silvers statues of Kali and the locals believe that the original home of the goddess still exists in this area, which is known as “ Dyo Chen “ is mean god’s house where all her ornaments and clothes are secured. The Nardevi is also have power of tantric rituals.On the tenth day of Dashain,Khadga Jatra is celebrated to commemorate the victory of god over evil.Khadga is known as swords. Various kinds of khadgas are taken to the temple in the grand procession and revered with traditional tantric rituals.In this temple sacrifices of buffaloes slain in a single blow marks the events of Nawami which is ninth day of Dashain.In this temple various types of tantric pujas are also done in the temple. People get power,courage,sprits by doing worship of puja of Nardevi Temple.

Budhanilkantha Temple

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Budhanilkantha Temple is located at the base of Shivapuri Hill within the Kathmandu valley on the northern side. It is also known as mystical Budhanilkantha temple or Narayanthan temple .Budhanilkantha literally means “Old Blue Throat”. It is only nine kilometer away from the main city. It is a deity of Lord Vishnu; Lord Vishnu is also known as Narayan.It is called Vishnu (Narayan) Jalasayan lying on Ananta Sesa, in the cosmic ocean. The deity is about thousand years old. Lord Vishnu is about five meter (Seventeen fits) long and lying in a thirteen meter (forty three fits) long tank, as if floating with his legs crossed with his sleeping body resting on the coils of Ananta and his 11 hooded head.His four hands hold the four symbols of Vishnu, the Shankha as conch shell, Chakra as disc,Gadha as club and Padma as lotus flower. It is believe that the deity was carved in the seventh or eighth century during the Licchavi period. Hindus can walk down the steps and touch his feet, but foreigners cannot walk and touch. It is with the sacredness of this particular god that a deep seated belief was created by King Pratap Malla through a prophetic dream. It was his strong belief and fear that should the King of Nepal visit the Budhanilkantha temple, death would be threatening immediately to fall upon his departure. The two other images of the deity which were carved during the same time lie at two particular destinationa, the Balaju Garden were public viewing can take place and the beautiful Royal Palace in Kathmandu.It is here at Budhanilkantha temple, however that public is not permitted.

The basic festival of the year is when Lord Vishnu who sleeps on the cosmic ocean during Chaturmasya periods wakes up on the Haribodhini Ekadashi day in late October or early November period. Many thousand of Hindu people come their day to celebrate their festival.

The deity of Budhanilkantha was last for a while and was later rediscovered by a farmer. It is believe that the farmer struck the buried deity with his plough and that blood come out from ground.The morning puja between Nine and ten am is interesting and enjoyable .The last deity of Budhanilkantha was recovered and place in its rightful position. It is common practice for the Hindus to walk down to Vishnu’s feet to touch them but it is forbidden for foreign visitors to do the same. It is one of the wonderful deity of Hindus but there is some improve of environment of place rest things are beautiful place once you visit never forget lifetime.

Ashok Binayak Temple

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Ashok Binayak Temp

Ashok Binayak Temple is one of the most famous temple in Kathmandu.It is located at eastern side of Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square.This is temple of Lord Ganesha,with elephant head.This well associated with the royals of their Himalayan kingdom as well as social life of common public. This temple is recently struggling for getting its historical evident which has been found out by the people till now. It is dwarfed by the giant pagoda structure of Kasthamandap that stand in front of the temple but the locals automatically turn themselves to the temple and take a round from the left whenever they arrive at the courtyard of Maru.The only evident this temple has is that it was modified around 1850 A.D, which cannot be known as the date of its origin. It is strongly belief that large number of pilgrims come to this temple. The credit is given to the ancient priest. Jamana Gubhaju for initiating pious rituals and caretaking this temple, a local vendor Dhamanan Sayami acknowledges.

By the legend, the place where the temple is situated today was once upon a time a big jungle and people found the miraculous idol of Ganesha there. The legend implies that it belongs to the time long before Hanuman Dhoka as a royal palace came into existence. But as it was cramped among trees, the makers couldn’t give the final touch by adding a pinnacle to the small temple, so the people named it as Ashok Binayak.The tree shaped decarnation inside the temple that is hardly seen these days, are the reminder of the Ganesha’s love the Ashok tree that gave him its name.

Ashok Binayak is made of metal idol which is taken to the city on the eight day of Dashain .In this day, animals are sacrificed by the locals and people offered flowers to the Lord and runs from one street to others. The chariot of Lord Ganesha is then taking to Narayanhiti Royal Palace and Singh Durbar to poise offerings. Members of the royal family, along with their children visit to the temple to carry out rituals of Bratabandha, rice feeding and wedding. Likewise, visiting to this temple is for every monarch as a part of coronation in the country. A pilgrim hardly gets enough space in front of the temple to sit and ask for his blessing. And the busy pilgrims find it easy to salute the poor god from outside. Irrespective of its indistinct history and archaeological value, people throng to the temple every day with unlimited desire they believe will be fulfilled by bless of Ganesha.

Annapurna Temple

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Annapurna Temple
Annapurna Temple is one of the most kinds of deity who fulfill all the needs of devotees. This temple is located at mid of Ashan In Kathmandu.The Goddess Annapurna is symbol of wealth,wish,food,success in one’s business, success in romance as relating to others aspect of life.Anna means food purna means fulfill. Whenever worship the Goddess Annapurna that person never enough of food, wealth & others aspect of life. The temple is very popular for fulfilling all type of wishes. This temple is constructing according to Ying principal. Hindus and Buddhist both come in this temple to worship and to do puja and they have great on goddess Annapurna.
Goddess Annapurna is an incarnation of Parvati wife of god Shiva. Goddess parvati is often seen giving begging with a skull begging bowl as Goddess Annapurna doles out food to her lover.the worship of goddess Annapurna originated in the remote past when all food disappear from the earth and all living beings were consequently in danger of pershing.They have recourse to Lord Brahma for help. Brahma consulted with Lord Vishnu and then decided to awaken. Lord Shiva from ritual sleep is known as Yoganidra and gives him responsibility for restarting prosperity. Shiva invited the goddess Annapurna to the earth and begged her for rice, which he distributed throughout the world.In Newari communities Annapurna temple is known as’ Asanmaru Ajima’.It is highly strong believe of Newar communities that if you get blessing of Goddess Annapurna you won’t get lose in business, so that while starting new business Newar’s come to goddess Annapurna to do her puja.Even if you put photo of goddess Annapurna on the north east corner of your puja room or in your home. Goddess Annapurna is also in build according to tantric philosophy. Main statue of Mother Annapurna is build in symbolic form as silver Kalash ( a sort of pot ) .if you think that goddess Annapurna is only goddess of food then you are wrong .Here in Annapurna temple she is worship as goddess as Laxmi not only the goddess of food. If you confuse this is actual fact about the goddess Annapurna.

Pashupatinath Temple

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Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest temple in Nepal. The pashupatinath temple is considered as most important Hindus temple in Nepal. Hindus people are bathing ghats and other purposes. It is imagine that to die and to be die cremated here will release one from the cycle of repeated birth and death. It is located at near Gaushala.If you visit this temple bus services is available from Kathmandu, Ratna Park Bus station it takes 50 minutes to reach Gaushala, the stop for Pashupatinath.
Pashupatinath temple’s existence dates back to 400 AD. The ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga or phallic system of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple that is also called ‘The Temple of Living Beings’. Inside the temple Lord Shiva is available which are four faces of the Lord Shiva are. In this temple only Hindus are permit, Non Hindus cannot enter most these temple and this is strictly strengthen. The Pashupatinath Linga has four faces and fifth invisible one is said to be on top of the others. The recent of Linga date back to the fourteen century. The main festival of the year is Mahashivaratri.It lies between Februarys to March. Pilgrims come from all over the Nepal and India. The busiest time is from 7am to 10am and 6 pm to 9 pm.Arati time, when lamps and other items are offered, are the most busiest times.Ekadashi , the eleventh day after the new and full moon day, are also usually busiest days.Another festival is Teej it lies in August, thousands Of women visit the temple to bath in the holy water of Bagmati River. Because this Ritual is meant bring a long happy marriage, many women dress in red saris, which are traditionally worn for wedding ceremonies. Full moon and new moon days are also considered auspicious to visit the temple.
From Pashupatinath you can see gold painted images of guardian deities,chaturmukh means four faced statue,arya ghat,Gauri ghat,Brahma Temple,Chandeshwor, which is inscribed Lichhavi linga from the seventh century,pandra Shivalaya means fifteen shrines,Gorakhnath and Vishworup Temple,Guhyeshwori Temple , Kirateshwor Mahadev Mandir & Surya ghat.The Pashupatinath temple has two lever roof of the temple are embellished with gold and the four main doors are adorned with silver. The temple is famous for its awe- inspiring and astounding pagoda architecture. The western door has a large statue of Bull is known as Nandi, is ornamented in gold. The black stone idols near about six fit in height and circumstance. The present architecture nature of Pashupatinath temple came into existence as a result of renovation by Queen Ganga devi during the reign of Shivasimha Malla ( 1578 – 1620 A.D ).

Dakshinkali Temple

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Dakshinkali Temple is one of the most famous temples in Nepal. This temple is dedicated to Kali, the fearful form of Lord Shiva’s wife.Dakshin is known as south and Kali is derived from Hindu goddess Kali which is mention above so that it basically mean the goddess Kali of the south. This Dakshinkali temple is located southwest part of the Kathmandu which is forty five minutes drive by vehicle from Kathmandu.The sanctuary and its surrounding are dedicated to goddess Kali, the deity who claims at two times a week i.e. Tuesday and Saturday a good portion of fresh animal blood. Saturday is the main day and animals there are also sacrifices on Tuesday. So lots of devotees gather in a large mass especially on Tuesday and Saturday where they usually sacrifices cocks and male goats. The Dashain festival in October month is major festival here.
By the way the sight of narrow way between mountains is attracted and it is worth while to walk down and across the old suspension bridge, throwing a glance down into the very narrow and deep gap. In the middle part of village of Pharping lies the pleasant spot is known as Sheka Narayan.There is a pond filled with crystal clear water and lots of gold fish types fishes swimming around.After few minutes of driving from Pharping you will finally reach to the destination of the Dakshinkali where you have to move downhill as goddess is situated at the bottom of the hill. The view is just spectacular with all the green vegetable around and the weather is just too awesome around there. In this place non Hindus cannot enter the building where the deity as Kali is located. Pictures can be taken from outside. Some people can also make a picnic spot in this place. Since this place is quite far away from the valley and there is less noise, crowd and other types of pollution. People can also be enjoying with friends and families in this place. This place is essential with more entertainment as well as holy place. People believe that if we pray to the goddess and offer sacrifice our enemies will demise and we will be victories in our way, and lots of other people do make their wishes to goddess. This place is really good if you once visit you will never forget lifetime.

Ghode Jatra

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Ghode Jatra is the festival of Horse Racing Day. It lies in the end of March to early April month. In this day grand horse parade perform at Tundikhel,Kathmandu.By the ancient time the King of Nepal use to go to worship the Bhadrakali temple in a courtly parade f ollowing the Living Goddess Kumari.This visit is modified into the parade of horse and at last. the horse athletics and racing contest as it nowadays , held by the army in the presence of King. In ancient time this festival is celebrated in Kathmandu valley only but nowadays it is celebrated all over the Nepal.
This festival was held to celebrate the victory over a demon known as Tundi, that brought terror and destruction to the people of Kathmandu in Nepal many years ago, Tundi was to dwell permanently over the meadow, nowadays known as Tundikhel.The villagers finally took a stand against the demon on the great meadows, which are recently Tundikhel showground. In a great strength and determination, Kathmandu people overpowered and killed the demon, dancing on his body and trampling his remains with their horses. According to legend the demon still buried under the showground, and it is believe that if horses don’t trample the ground above the demon every year, his power will be restored and he will once again rise to bring vengeance and suffering to Kathmandu valley.
The Ghode Jatra festival is celebrated every year at the Tundikhel showground and There is huge amount of people gather at Tundikhel from the various places foreign visitors to observe Ghode Jatra.This is also a kind of cultural and is accompanied by music, dance and tasty food. The basic event of the festival are recently performed by horses, as the Neapalese believe that the faster sun, the quicker the demon is returned to his death and it is considered to be a good omen for the Nepalese army and visitors can look forward to a breath taking parade and spectacular graceful show by the horses and their riders. Athletic horse events such as horse racing and show jumping are always on this programme,with acrobatic performance and stunts on horseback that gets the spectators on their feet. Another performance is cultural exhibition and motorcycle events also make up part as the programmed for the day. This significant of this festival is highlighted by the large number as spectators and the presence of the Nepalese King and Queen nowadays prime Minister attends this festival.

Gaijatra

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Gaijatra is the festival of cows.Gai is known as cow and jatra is known as festival in Nepal. This festival is basically celebrated in Kathmandu valley by the Newar community. This festival celebrates the death of people during the year. In this festival, cows are at a steady pace in the streets. It lies in the Bhadra month of Nepali and August - September in Gregorian. This festival is very famous festival in Nepal.Gaijatra festival is has its own indicates ,in ancient period of time people anxiety and worship Yamraj is " The God Of Death ".This festival is ruled by Malla King.Recent type of Gaijatra festival came into tradition in the medieval age. According to ancient age since time by memory, every family who had last one relative during the past year must take participate in a procession through the streets of Kathmandu leading a cow. If a cow is not available a young boy dressed as a cow is considered as a fair substitute. In Hinduism, a cow is regarded as a most respect among all the domestic animals. It is believe that the cow, revered as a holy animal in Hindu will help the deceased relative's journey to heaven. According to Malla period King Pratap malla lost his son, his wife, The Queen remained quite disturb. The King was very sad to see this condition of his adorable Queen. The King in spite of several efforts couldn't lessen the grief of his wife. By all means he wanted to see a little smile on the lips of his sweetheart. He announced that everyone made the Queen laugh would be rewarded. During this festival Gaijatra,the cow procession was brought before the grief stricken Queen. Then the participants began ridiculing and befooling the essential people of the society. At last, when the social injustice and other evils were highlight and attacked mercilessly, the Queen couldn't stop smiling. The Queen laughed and King Pratap Malla instituted a tradition of including jokes, satire, mockery, and lampoon in Gaijatra day's .After the occasion is filled with songs and jokes, mockery and humor of every kind became the order of the day until late evening. This festival is good festival which enables the people to accept the reality of death one to prepare themselves for the life after death. By Hinduism" Whatever a man does as good as bad in his lifetime is a preparation to lead a good life, after death, so that whatever men in a lifetime do only the good thing happening in a lifetime.

Swayambhunath Temple

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Swayambhunath Temple
  • Swayambhunath Temple is an ancient religious area on the top of a hill in the Kathmandu valley, located west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as Monkey temple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the North West place. It is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles from all sides of valley. According to historical records founds on stone inscription give evidence that the temple was already important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the fifth century AD. The Tibetan name for the site means “ Sublime Trees “ for the many trees found on the hill .However Shing Kun may be a corruption of local Newari name this complex as Singgu is known as “ Self Sprung “ Swayambhunath occupies a central position and most probably the sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. A collection of legends about the sites, the fifteen century Swayambhu purana, tells of a miraculous lotus, planted by a past Budha,which blossomed from the lake that once covered Kathmandu valley .The lotus mysteriously radiated a brilliant light and the name of the place come to be Swayambhu, known as “ Self Created “ as “ Self Existent “.Saint sages and divinities traveled to the lake to venerated this miraculous light for its power in granting enlightenment. During this time, the Bodhisattva Manjushree was meditating at the sacred mountain of Wu Tai Shan and had a vision of the dazing Swayambhu light.Manjushree flew across the mountain of china and Tibet upon his blue lion to worship the lotus.Seeply impressed by the power of the radiant light, Manjushree felt that if the water is drained out of the lake Swyambhu would became more easily accessible to human pilgrim. With a great sword Manjushree cut a gorge in the mountain surrounding the lake. The water. draining away, left the valley of present day of Kathmandu.The otus was then transformed into a hill and light became the Swayambhunath’s worshipper include Hindus,Vajrayana Buddhist of north of Nepal and Tibet and Newari Buddhist of central and south of Nepal. Each morning before dawn, hundred of pilgrims will ascend the three hundred sixty five steps that lead up the hill, file past the gilded Vajra known as Tibetan Darje.The area surrounding is filled with chaityas,other temples, painted image of deities and numerous other objects. There are many other small shrines with statues of Tantric and shamanistic deities, prayers wheel for the Tibetan Buddhist, Shiva lingam and popular Hindus temples dedicated to Harati Mata Devi the Goddess of small pox and other prevalent among community at special time. The presence of the Harati Devi symbolizes the intermingling of the pantheons of Hinduism and Buddhism in the development of the religious trends of Nepal. As Buddhist had no deity in their own pantheon to protect against the dreaded smallpox, the adopted the Hindu deity for assistance.

Ram Nawami

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Ram Nawami is festival of regarding Lord Ram.It lies every year on the ninth day of Chaitra Nepali month bright fortnight (April), a day after Chaitra Dashain. In Nepalese context Ram is other incarnation Of Lord Vishnu. Lord Ram have courage, sweetness in speech, good strength, courage, purity of health and his wisdom made good idol people in Nepalese context. In Hinduism the epic Ramayana told about his life history. Wherever before birth of Lord Ram the world was under the evil of demon King Rawan., is the king of Lanka. Rawan pleased Lord Brahma bestowed on Rawan the boon no one God as demon kill him. Lord Brahma is generator of world. In this way immunity from Rawan's wrong behavior on human being Lord Vishnu birth as Ram in Ayoudha. In Ayoudha king Dasarath has three Queen.They have anxiety about no son. Lord Vishnu gave them nest or to drink and as soon as possible eldest produced Lord Ram the next gave birth Bharat and the third had twin sons Laxman and Shatrughan.All four become youth. Ram was in grace and variable beauty. In other king Janak ruled Mithila of south Nepal. He has beautiful daughter is known as Sita. When Sita was at sixteen years king Janak announced a great tournament that one who lift the string the divine a bow of Lord Shiva win the princess Sita's hand .Many many princess come from remote area but no one can lift the divine bow of Lord Shiva but Lord Ram easily lift it and curved the bow in two pieces so that Lord Ram won the hand of Princess Sita.After this day Ram Nawami is worship to Lord Ram as a idol God.Lord Ram is also known as Maryadapurush Shree Ram Maryada means the idol God.Ram.Nepalese belief and extreme faith in him.His strength, courage, purity of hearth ,compassion ,sweetness of his speech, serenity and abiding wisdom made him favorite idol of his people. In this context Nepal Government give holiday to all sectors in this day.
Ram Nawami is also celebrated as Lord Ram’s birthday. It is celebrated much pomp at Janaki temple in Janakpur,is lies in southern area of Nepal. Large procession of bullock ,elephant ,carts ,and about one lakh fifty thousands pilgrims go through the city, dancing the temple to pay homage to Lord Ram, while discussion each other are held to exact the ideal life he lived.In Bhaktapur people go to the banks of river Hamunante,where a temple bearing the idols of Ram and his loyal Bhakta (Well Wisher) Hanuman is situated. In this way Ram Nawami is celebrated the kingdom with great noisy parade, a beast and flouriest with trumpets.

Machhindranath Rath Yatra

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Machhindranath Rath Yatra festival has been started by King Pratap Malla in Kathmandu Seto is known as white Machhindranath festival is celebrated. But judging by the available inscription in the courtyard of Janabahal,kathmandu.It is clearly older than this time. The deistical was originally from the Ranipokhari and later shifted to Keltol.The temple of Arya Awalokiteshwor is situated in Janabahal.It is one of few monastic courtyards which have a full fledge stories temple standing in the middle of a court with a shrine is highly ornamental with gilt copper roofs, ornamental metal banner, tympanum and struts diverse form of Awalokiteshwor.Rath is known as chariot is a moving temple. The four wheels the chariots are symbolized representation of the four Bhairabs Gods named as Yamantak ( Black ),Padmantak ( Red ),Pragyantak ( White ) and Bigmantak ( Blue ).The idol of the god is placed in the chariot which is believe to be circumscribed by the “ Das Dig Lokapala “ during the entire team of procession. More than 300bpieces of wood are linked together to form this chariot. The 100 pieces of total goes to the wheel each confirming to the exact 25 pieces. On the Chaitra sukla Astami day, the priests who are known as Shakyas,take the images of the chiefs deit,Padmapani Avalokiteshwor out for the procession to Jamal beside Ranipokhari where the large wheeled chariot is waiting to received it. The two leaders from Thane and Kone lead the chariot. The procession starts with the team of various casts playing their musical instruments and dancing to the tunes. The entire team youths pulling chariot with the ropes, the people singing the hymns and praying the light. The small of the incense sticks all create an aura magnanimous and full of divine power difficult to judge with insight. The very first day of this divine procession covers the Jamal,Ratnapark,Bhotohityand Ason area.On the second day Ason to Balkumari,Keltol,Indra chowk,Makhan are rests in the Hanuman Dhoka.In this place living Goddess Kumari also comes out to pray her visit. In the last day the chariot moves through Hanuman Dhoka, Maru,Chikan Mugal,Jaisidewal,Jyabahal and finally reaches Lagan tol.After walk round about a special tree for three times the procession ends. The religious says that the festival must end before the Purnima or the full moon day of the month. On the fourth day, after a special puja, the image of the god is carries back to the temple and restore there.
This festival is also celebrated in Patan also, in the month of June. It is very important for the farmers as it celebrated before monsoon for gad of rain. In Patan Lord Machhindranath’s face is red known as Rato Machhindranath, which observe his followers from the high seat of the chariot, its four wheel symbolized the power of Bhairab receive rice and vermilion power.This festival is celebrated on the full moon day of Baishak of Nepali month. This is one of the longest as well as most essential festival of Patan.It starts with several days of ceremonies and fabrication of a wooden wheeled chariot at Pulchowk, near the Ashok Stupa.The chariot of Pulchowk bears the shrine of the Rato (Red) Machhindranath ( The Tantric Expression of Lokeshwor ) and carries from the four ends of the chariot. This unwisely spire is around about 10 meters tall on account of which, the chariot balances with pleasure of another. It is said that a great misfortune is certain to strike the land in the event of the chariot overturning or breaking down during this festival. Following the construction the chariot is towed through the streets of Patan by throngs of devotee’s everyday. Each day, it is put to rest in one of the many venerated spots in the city. This goes on for a month until it comes to rest on the big field outside the zoo and end with the Bhoto Jatra, another main festival in Patan, during which the bejeweled “ Bhoto “ of Rato Machindranath is displayed to the public. In the Bhoto Jatra Nepal Government give holiday in the capital but not through out of the country.

Gokarna Aunsi ( Father's Day )

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Gokarna Aunsi is one of the important day in Nepal. According to Nepali religion, culture and tradition holds a lot of reverence of a father. It lies in the month of Bhadra in Nepali and August in Gregorian of the dark fortnight day known as Aunsi.Father is stand for the pillar of strength, respect and support of a family. In Gokarna Aunsi ( Father's Day )this day, sons and daughter near as well as far come with gifts,foods,clothes and other items which are liked by parents. In this day married daughter are also come to celebrate this festival. Married daughters are also bring with foods, gifts, newly clothes to looking upon father's face is known as' Babuko Mukh Herne'.In Newari communities married daughters are come with eggs with fry, fry fish,wo ( made from black lentil ),curd,raksi ( Alcohol )and items is very essential in this day. She served to father and blessed by father for long life , good health good happening at life time. In this day at streets are full of mirth scene of married daughters on their parent's home with delicacies.After offering all items they touch their father's feet with their forehead , this is done by the only son, daughter only touch the hand.
The person who don't have father worship the Gokarneshwor Mahadev on this day.Mahadev is also known as Lord Shiva, famous for the singular close communion with the souls of deed. This place is sacred shrine of Lord Shiva. It lies in Gokarna village ,eastern of Kathmandu.This persons who don't have father honor the memory of their father and promote welfare of his soul in this area. The people take bath and make offering to the Brahmans and deceased fathers. They are also perform ' Shraadha ' a religious things which Hindus do, and give Dachina ( some amount of money ) and food items to Brahmans. According to Hindu mythology Gokarna shrine is prehistoric sine's when Lord Shiva hid himself in the Pashupatinath forest, disguised as a one horned golden deer, from the Gods and mankind. When he spend his days joyous, the word suffer so Lord Vishnu, the preserver, Lord Brahma, the creator and Lord Indra, the King of Gods, took matters into their hands and search for him. At last a Goddess disclose Shiva's disguise, so when they finally caught the deer by the horn, it burst into fragments and establish his new horn in their three words, so that Vishnu installed his section in his abode in Viakuntha,Indra in his realm in heaven and Brahma enshrined it at the sacred site of Gokarneshwor.In this day the Gods and Goddesses come down and bathed in Bagmati river for homage to Shiva and established the recent day tradition of ancestor worship at Gokarna.After that Gokarna Aunsi festival is celebrate.

Mata Tirtha Aunsi ( Mother 's Day )

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Mata Tirtha Aunsi ( Mother 's Day )

Mata Tirtha Aunsi or Mother's Day is one of the special occasions in Nepal. This festival is lies in Baishak or April in Gregorian in dark fortnight day. Mata is known as Mother and Aunsi is known as fortnight day. It is an opportunity to thank their mother for their absolute pure love, support and care. In Nepalese context Mother's Day is celebrated day that brings families gather for lunch, exchange their love, whilst mother accept tokens of their children's appreciation and fully support. This festival is view in the commemoration and respect of the mother. In this day, each household bustles with activities and everyone, regardless of age participate. There are not much religious ceremonies but the fact is that it is a day for mother, calls for celebration for she is the one who keeps the family gather through ups and down in life time. In this ceremony small children are also dig into their saving to buy gifts for their mother. Whenever in the context of sons and daughter are living separately. They are also come with presents, delicious to spend time with mother, exchange the love and blessed to her sons and daughter for long life good health and good for lifetime. In this day married daughters are also come to their mother's house and celebrate and celebrate Mother's Day offers gifts,Fruits,sweet etc.In Newari communities married daughter offers eggs,Ftuits,raksi ( alcohol ),wo ( made from black lentil ),curd & gifts etc.In Newari community son as well as daughter bow their head to mother's feet and worship her providing with delicious food, new clothes and to get good blessing from her. In Newari community egg,raksi,wo,fish and curd is very important for Mother's Day. These items are known as Sagan in Newari community. According to Hindu mythology parents are our Gods and if we pacify them we get very successful life, so that we worship mother in a very rising to get height way on this day. Mother is every time related with every child lifetime so we can said that ' Janani Janamabhumishya Swargadapi Gariyashi' means that mother and the motherland place is celestial than the heaven too. Mother helps to their child at the grief time as well as joy time.
In this day people who don't have mother go to Mata Tirtha Pilgrimage. The place is located south west of central Kathmandu,there is two pools thousands of devotees flock there in the high reverence of their deceased mothers. After the holy bath and worship , they donate some items with money to the Brahmans priest staying citing religious booklets are found in this place. They are also given items and money to the poor and needy persons. An ancient scripture believes that if someone donates on this day , it reaches automatically to the heaven resided mother's place and they will automatically be blessed for happy lifetime from her , so that people seem thronging hugely in this pilgrimage on this day. In this place at ancient time the region was ruled by a cowherd King. One of his cowherd was so depressed by his mother's death that he went to pray and make offering at water storage pond in the forest on this day. Miraculously his mother's face appeared and her hand accepted the offering so that it is known as Mata Tirtha, where many hope to see their mother's face.


Chhath Parva

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Chhath parva is celebrating by the ancient capital of the Mithila region people. It's observed from the fourth day of lunar calendar. It starts in the Vedic age, connect with famous Gayatri Mantra and Yajna is known as sacrifice which is companion with it.In this festivalChhath Parva Puja is also perform which is briefly introduced in Rig Ved.This is the pilgrim book of Hindu,dedicated to God Sabita known as God Sun. According to people of Mithila region,this festival is also called Surya Puja which is known as God of power,brilliant light and life. People thank the Sun offers gifts by performing puja.Chhath is known as six.Chhath is named so because it is celebrated basically on the six and seventh day of the Hindu month of Kartik,but the whole of Chhath puja lasts for four days.It is the festival of colour,liveliness and life.Chhath emerged as a traditional festival after Draupati, wife of Pandava, which is in pilgrim book Mahabharat,began to worshipping during one year disguised in the palace of King Birat.People believe that the Sun cure the disease like Leprosy and bring about prosperity and longevity to their family members. After sometime the festival became very important after migrate from hills also adopted it as cultural assets.Women of Mithila region were engaged in purchasing varieties of articles to offer God Sun. This festival offers ritual bathing that offer a period of fasting and ritual isolated of the worshiper from the main household four days. During this period, the worshiper views ritual purity and sleeps on the floor on a single blanket. The main worshiper is known as Parvaitin, are usually women. In this festival a large number of men are also main worshiper. The parvaitin prays for the well being of their family member, for the prosperity and kids. They perform Chhath only if it is passed on to them from their older generation. However, once they decide to do it, it is duty to perform it every year, the festival being skipped only if there happen to be a death in the family that year. After that worshiper cooks vegetarian foods and offers it to the God Sun. That is known as Naha Kha, it means bath and eat. The worshiper allows herself/himself only one meal on the third day from the preparation. In the second day a special ritual is known as Kharrana is performed in the evening after Sun down. In this day worshiper eats his/her only meal from the Prasad, which is made to the God Sun, share to family and friends. From this day onwards for the next 36 hours the worshiper goes on a fast without water. The evening next day the whole household the worshiper to ritual bathing and worship the Sun, usually in the bank of river or a common large water body. In this festival ritual rendition folk songs, carried through oral transmission from mother and mother in law to daughter and daughter in law sung in this occasion.The same bathing ritual is repeated on the following day at the crack dawn. This is when worshiper breaks his/her fast and finished the ritual.Chhath being celebrated on bank of river is beautiful, spiritual expression connecting the modern to ancient cultural roots. This festival is also enjoyable and colorful festival. All the people dress up in their best new clothes. Devotional folk songs are sung bath at house and on the bank of river. Millions of people gather at the banks of river. The Prasad includes fruits, sweets are kept in a small bamboo basket. The food is strictly vegetarian and it is cooked without onions, salt and garlic. Emphasis on put on maintaining the purity of the food.


Janai Purnima

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Janai Purnim is one of the great festivals of Nepal.This festival is about the sacred thread. It lies in the full moon fortnight of Bhadra and August in Gregorian.Bhramans and chhetri in Nepal change their sacred thread known as Janai on this day from their Gurus, after taking a holy bath in the river.Janai is tied along" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5508173571438970946" border="0" /> from around their left neck to the right armpits below. They tie the Tago around their right wrist also from the Gurus. The other communities tie only the Tago from the Brahmans priests, worshiping Gods and Saptarishi.Saptarishis are the Tutors of the Gods in an ancient time who could forecast the past present and future episodes exactly in the golden era.They are very highly respected seers. They were Kashyab,Bhardwaj,Atreya,Gautami,Jamadagni,Bashistha and Bishwamitra.There are the religious significant of Janai Purnima.Water with seasame,Kush ( sacred grass ) offered in the name of Saptarishi and the past antecedents,because of being changed the sacred thread,this festival is very famous among the Hindu communities.In Newari communities this festival is known as' Gunhu Punhi '.Newari communities are also worn sacred yellow thread.This yellow sacred thread is sanstified or purified by the Purohit Baje,who is Newari Bhraman.This yellow thread is symbol of protection from fear and diseases. They also observe the occasion of Kwati Purnima.Kwati is soup prepared from nine different kinds of beans,is special delicacy, hot food, which is very good for health. The sacred thread must change in a full moon day.
This festival is very essential religious value among the maternal uncles,nephews,married and unmarried daughters , sisters and their husbands along with their children. Because in this day they all are invited to eat, given some donation as their capacity for efficiency.
In these festival thousands of devotees worship Lord Shiva at Pashupatinath in Kathmandu and Kumbeswor in Lalitpur and take holy dips in ponds and lakes to eradicate their sins. A very great religious fair takes place at Gosaikunda lake in Rasuwa District.Ganga Dhanus Sagar at Janakpur and Tribenidham mela is also observed.

Yomari Punhi

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Yomari Punhi is the festival of full moon day .Punhi is known as full moon day. This festival is specially for Newar communities. It lies in the December month.a Yomari is a swYomari Punhieetmeat of rice flour in from the new harvest dough shaped like fig and filled with brown sugarcane known as Sakkhar and sesame seeds, which is steamed. This delicacy is the chief item on the menu during the post harvest celebration of Yomari Punhi.In this festival people of Kathmandu valley offer worship to Annapurna, is known as Goddess of food grains , for the rice harvest. In this day small kids go to their neighbour to ask humbly Yomari from household wives in the period of evening. In this day sacred masked dances are also perfomed in the villages of Hari Shidhi at Thecho.The Newar community serve Yomari,asweet dish,await the end of four days devotion of God, blesses with wealth, according to ancient belief, some Newar community prepared Yomari just like shape of God and Goddess as Ganesh,Kumar,Kuber,Laxmi and Saraswati will get rid of poverty.In this festival parents bless good health and long life to the children up to two to twelve years offering Yomaris.During this festival kids perform customary Newari song as ' Yomari chwamu uke dune hamu byuma lyase mabyuma burikuti 'means that Yomari is sharped consist inside of seasame seeds who will give yomari she is pretty lady who will not give Yomari she is older women., dance and ask for food and other gifts items from elders.
From the ancient myth this festival is started from panchal nagar ( recently known as panauti ).Myth describes that Suchandra and Krita , a married couple, first experimental with fresh yield of rice from their field.After that what took shaped turned out come to be known as Yomari.The food was liked by all villagers , the bread was named as Yomari , which literally means 'Tasty Bread' .The myth explain that on the same day couple offered the God of wealth,Kuber,the new delicacy, who was passing by in a counterfeit manner and blessed to the couple with wealth. He asserted that whoever will prepared Yomari in the form of Gods and Goddess on the full moon day of December month and observe four days and devotion to God, will soon get rid of poverty. On the second day when prayers are offered during which Yomaris are stored and not eaten on that very day. On the final day or fourth day people belonging to Newar community consume the sweet bread as a gift from Gods, this indication is the ends of the festival.

Maghe Sangranti

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Maghe Sangranti
Maghe Sangranti is starting festival of the month Magh.It lies in the middle of January month.This festival bring prediction month of Poush month , it is middle of December month. This Magh month is coldest day of the year , it indicate the coming warmer and good days of health and fortune. In this day, great significant of the holy bathing ceremony is performed in the sacred river, stream as well as at Sankhamul.Sankhamul is located banks of holy Bagmati river,at Patan.Sankhamul is famous for holy bath and most sacred sites for this purpose , nowadays it has been a decline in the fulfillment of this ritual, due to water pollution in the river site. Recently people go in the small house of dawn just to sprinkle themselves with the water. They pay homage to varies duties specially the temple of Red Machhindranath and Agimata.In this festival holy bathing and worship of shrines,special kinds of foods just like till laddoos ( sesame seeds ball cake ), chaku ( molasses ),ghee ( pure butter ),sweet potato,Khichadi ( mixture of rice and black lentils ) and green spinach are taken on this day. A family come together and shares these with pleasureful.Married daughter and families are invited to parental house for celebrating this festival and blessing. In Newari communities put the mustard oil by lady head of house known as Mule on the head to all family members including daughter and blessing for good health. In Newari communities also take holy bathing in the river. The Mule serve ghee,chaku,Beaten rice, fry garlic,tarul,laddoos of sesame seeds to the family members and married daughters for blessing good health in the lifetime. This ceremony is very important in Newari communities.
Maghe Sangranti has its own legend.It command to return that once a merchant from the town of Bhadgaon despite of his thriving business noticed that his supply of sesame seeds hadn't diminished .When looking into the matter he found an idol of the Lord Vishnu hidden deep beneath the seeds. Since then on this day the Til Madhav Narayan idol is worship with the belief that God will continue to be generous in the supply of food and wealth of the Bhadgoan community,Til Madhav Narayan is located at Bhaktapur,Taumadhi. tole.In this place holy puja of Dipankar Buddha is performed. Whenever women don't have children,prashad of ghee eaten by woman, according to ancient belief that she has children. In this festival Daan is also performed to Brahmans,Daan is that which people give some food and money etc to the Brahmans. This is good for the people, by this performed people get Punye known as good for lifetime.

New Year

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New Year
New Year is the first festival in Nepal. It lies in the first Baishak in Nepali month and middle of April month. New Year is also known as Navavarsha.As such, residents of Nepal get four New Year celebration namely, New Year in Gregorian calendar, Tibetan New Year,Navavarsha and Newari community of New Year of Nepal Sambat on Kartik month of Newari culture of Mha Puja dayand November in Gregorian calendar. As the Nepali calendar of Bikram Sambat also run for twelve month, however the first month is Baishak.Bikram Sambat is established by King Bikramaditya.as with all New Year celebration worldwide,Navavarsha is a joyful time for those residing in Nepal and those who are visiting the country. The New Year is one of the enjoyable festival in Nepal, marked by parties, family gathering, the ensure good fortune in the coming year. The entire country comes to life with colorful celebration, rejoicing and social entertainment. On this day of Nepal’s New Year, people typically get together with family and friends for parties and picnics. This important day is celebrated with much pageantry and massive feasts are enjoyed by all. New Year is also a day of religious important to many. In the morning people will make their way to temple to perform puja.Puja is a ritual offering presented to their gods. Then after the Nepalese walk around the temple in a clockwise direction ringing the bells attached to the temple as they go. The entire country is filled with cheerful smiles and you are like to receiving many friendly greetings.
In this Nepal’s New Year is accompanied by Bisket Jatra or the Bisket in Bhaktapur.This very important festival in Nepal is a commemoration of the renowned battle of Mahabharata. A large wooden post I s set up in the town square and is representative of the victory gained in the battle. Frightening images of local deities stand upon the chariots. These gods and goddesses are worshiped with offerings coins, blood and flowers. Images of Bhairab and Bhadra are also hauled around the city on chariots so that they may enjoy a view of the city. A tub of war takes place with residents from the lower part of Bhaktapur competing against from upper part of the Bhaktapur.The group which wins these events is said to be blessed with a wonderful year ahead. In this occasion of New Year will find the celebration most greatful,cheerful and enjoyable.

Teej

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Teej is the fasting festival of married women as well as unmarried girls in Nepal.It lies in the month of August or early September month. Married women observe Teej fast to honor Lord Shiva , long life, good health life of their husband and unmarried girls are also take fast on their day for getting good husband. This festival celebrates upto three days.traditional dances and songs are perfomed by married women as well as unmarried girls. Red colors is very important in this festival so that women wear red sarees,red bangles, green chadke Tilahari and red tika.
Teej is the festival for Nepali women.This festival dedication and love by women in Nepal. Women most of their time spend by shopping when the Teej is near. In this day women dress up very charming and beautiful by wearing red bridal sari, wear red bangles,wear gold ornaments, red tika.Teej give opportunity to dress like newly wed. They worship the brief of divine marriage Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati for longevity and prosperity for their husband and family.
This festival is celebrates upto three days. First day is known as 'Dar Khane Din'second day is ' Fasting'day and last day is 'Rishi Panchami' in Nepal which puja is performed in this day the women wear folk dressed in the finest cloth and gathered at once place and performed traditional dance and sing devotional songs.Dar means special food which is eaten by women. This will continue till midnight which twenty four hour long fast is begin. Second day is 'Fasting Day '.In this day pujas and pray is performed. The women going to Pashupatinath temple , which is nearly Gaushala is crowded by women with red saris to offers prayers to Lord Shiva. Women gather in the temple and to walk around the Linga ( which is phallic symbol of the Lord Shiva) around with flowers, coins and sweets. The beautiful decorated idols couple of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are offer flowers to seek blessing of the divine spirit.In this festival lighting of an oil lamp is very essential part of the puja ceremony. According to ancient period said that oil lamp must kept lit all night to avoid bad women. The ;last or third day day 'Rishi Panchami'.In this day seven sages of the Hindu pantheon are worship by women in a brief that it will cleanse all sins of the previous year. Womenfolk take a holy bath with red mud found on the root of the sacred Datiwan bush, along with it's leaves. After three hours regular clean sins ,they come out purified and observed from all sins and immorality. After this they sit in a semi circle while a priest sitting in the middle chants devotional prayers. In this way Teej is celebrate in Nepal.

Krishna Janmastami

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Krishna Janmastami is one of the enjoyable festival in Nepal. It lies in the middle of the August month.It symbolized the birth of Lord Krishna for the exploitation of evil on this earth. This festival is celebrates with great show and glorious each a year. This festival is reciprocated by beautiful public procession and dancing and singing all dedicated to Lord Krishna 'Avatar '.According to ancient period Krishna is eight Avatar of Lord Bishnu.He was born to destroy the incarnation of evil the Kansa.Kansa had a sister named Devki,who married to Vasudev,and it was so believed that the eight sons born to them, one would be the reason of his death, so that he took Vasudev and Devki into the custody after that destroyed each of their children after their birth. Whenever every children destroyed Vasudev and Devki,are very sad and cry. After that the day came near when Devil pregnancy and gave birth to her eight children that night Vasudev was anxiety and safety of the baby.He went out of prison and took his son across the water of Yamuna to reach Gokul.In this day rain is coming very heavily outside and the waters of Yamuna were also very high.In this way Vasudev move forward, there was a snake in the shape as an umbrella above the Krishna's head which was preserved by the God from the rain,the water of Yamuna is also dried very fast that he cross the river of Yamuna very soon. After that finally he place his child in the house of his friend Nanda Dev and exchange with his girl baby.The next morning when Kansa was about to kill the girl baby she flew high in the sky taking form as a Devi and announced that ' the one that will kill you has already taken birth ' you will not be spared any more. This day is recently celebrated as Krishna Janmastami.This day is known as his birthday and also his divine deeds. How he turned as a savior of those, who were harassed in the name of religion. In Lalitpur district famous Patan Durbar Square is the basic temple in Nepal where Krishna Janmastami is celebrates with very enjoyable. Devotees are gather in large number to see the Krishna idol to adorn. The priests celebrates Krishna's birth after midnight and give krishna idol the religious bath. After that ,he is adorn with many ornaments and beautiful dress. The temple is decorated very beautiful with lights and flowers. The devotees keep vigil throughout the night of this glorious birth. They sit chanting the name of Lord Krishna and enjoy and offering to the priest seated in front of the idol. They give coins, flowers, sweets, others delicious foods and wait for the glimpse of the beautiful deck up Krishna idol.They also keep fasts throughout the day to please the Lord after the temple priest gives them Prasad and make their way down. In Kathmandu ,Bhotahity there is also show the picture with frame Lord Krishna in this festival.

Lhosar

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Lhosar
Lhosar is New year of the Tibetans and Sherpas in Nepal. This festival is celebrate in February .In this festival Buddhist monasteries in Kathmandu such as Swayambhunath and Boudhanath are decorated with beautiful and colourful prayers flags pulling the crowd . The people performed their traditional dance serve the traditional sweet food which is made by pure ghee wheat floor and little bit sugar.this sweet food is very good for health.People welcome the New Year with sweet and family gathering by wearing new clothes and decorated jewelries and exchange the gift.This festival is very en joyful for Tibetans and Sherpas families
In other words in Sherpa community Lho means the year and sar means the new is known as the new evolution of the year or New Year.In Sherpa community or religionist's book this Lhosar is lies in middle of the February month.In this day new year is begining .In this month sun is lies from South to North side so that new year is starts as Opinion Sherpa community.As a ancient period as Sherpa community the victory of Gods to the Devil so that Lhosar is celebrate.In this day Sherpa community before three day invite Boudha Lama for worship new year , they serve relative in their family nine types of beans as known as Guthukpa.For this day they said as Disugu.In this day Sherpa community clean their own house .After that theycook various types of foods in their own house.After that they take pure water from the river and spray their Gods and sing own pilgrim songs and celebrate new year.For long life they drink Amrit.In this they colourful flags flattered in their house for peace.After that they do Kiki "Soso Lak Gyallo"means the victory of God to the Devil and they take white floor to the heaven for peace.In second day the exchange their greeting wear own type of cloth.In Sherpa community cow,tiger,vulture,snake,horse,sheep,monkey,bird,dog,rat and deer these twelve types of animal do the Nwaran as name by the twelve animals to the children in Sherpa community.

Dashain

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Dashain is the one of main festival of Nepal.This festival is lies between September to October.Dashain is also known as Vijaya Dashami,Bada Dashain,Dasara and Durga Puja.Actually Vijaya Dashami means the victory over the devil.According to ancient period bloodthirsty Goddess Durga Bhawani evil the Dashain period.In this day large amount of animals sacrifice in the Durga temple mainly at Kot.Kot is inside of Talegu temple.The first day is known as Ghatasthapana.In this day people in the morning a clay pot is filled with mixture of soft sand or soil and Barley seeds are sown.The pot is kept isolated from sunlight but puja is performed every day.After few days yellow small leaves are seen in the pot.

This yellow small leaves are known as Jamara.This Jamara is for the last day Tika.After that seventh day people celebrate Phulpati.In this day Jamara for Royal families carries from their ancestor Royal Gurkha palace at Jamal of Kathmandu.They are taken to Royal Palace known as Rajdurbar along with a huge parade but recently as doing on the behalf of Prime Minister.Eighth day of Dashain is known as Maha Astami.In this day animals are sacrifice at Durga or Kali Goddess.Ninth day is known as Mahanawami .In this day Taleju temple at Hanuman Dhoka is opened for public every once a year.In this day people worship the Goddess and respect to the Goddess day. In this day animals sacrifice at Kot .Kot is the inside of Taleju temple.The goverment should allows visitors to witness this function so that thousand of tourists are gather at this temple.In this day military bands play war tunes guns boom and officers with beautiful decorated medals in full uniform stand there.The last day Vijaya Dashami is celebrate.On this day tika and Jamara from our elders and receive their blessing.

This is the main day of Dashain.In this day people visit our elder person of home and get tika.Wherever from far place family member come to their home and det tika from elder and receive many many blesses.His Majesty also receive tika from the Royal priests and give tika to the loyal subjects.Thousand of people foreigner visitors also receive tika from His Majesty the King.After four days Kojagat purnima Dashain ends.Kojagat purnima is known as full moon day.After receiving the blessing of Goddess Durga people are ready to their Job.

Saraswati Puja

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Saraswati Puja
Saraswati Puja is the day which symbolized the birthday of Saraswati,the Goddess of Learning ,knowledge,wisdom,art represent the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is known as the mother of the Vedas and chants to her, called the “Saraswati Vandana” often begin and end Vedic lessons. This festival is also known as “ Shree Panchami “ and “ Basanta Panchami “.The Sanskrit word Sara is known as “ Essence “ and swa is known as “ Self “ so that Saraswati is known as “ The essence of the self “.Goddess Saraswati is worshipped by all people interested in knowledge, especially students,teachers,scholars and scientists. Saraswati is represented in Hindus mythology as the divine consort of Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe, so that knowledge is necessary for creation,Saraswati symbolized the creator power of Brahma. She is the lily white daughter of Shiva and Durga in spotless white robes and reacted in a full blown lotus. He carrier is a snow white swan it symbolized sattwa guna or purity and discrimination. Her brother is Lord Ganesh,the elephant God is invariable close at her side, and he receives animal sacrifice on her stead. In her hands Saraswati helds a book, a vina and sometimes sword because of which many believe the she and Manjushree are one and the same.
Saraswati puja make people of all castes, ages and get together to the temple of divinity, especially to the idol behind Swayambhunath.The image is to overflow with lot of gifts,flower,fruits in the hope of gaining Saraswati’s favor. As it believe that Goddess Saraswati endow human beings with power of speech,letter,arts,sciences,spinners and weavers lavishly fete her. All her tools like pens,books,ink, are also worshipped. According to belief, if a person swallows seven rice grains, which are offered to the Goddess he or she will became very wisely and knowledgeable so that students and children clamor for the rice grains strewn around the idol. This festival is also the day when children of five to seven are taught their first alphabet, which is repeated after the parent or teacher and traced on wooden slabs. And around the city numerous weeding procession followed by musician and relatives can be seen, as this day is the most auspicious and famous day in the year for marriage when the union is blessed by the Goddess Saraswati herself.
This day is also coincides with the coming of spring. The ancient royal palace at Basantapur at Kathmandu was first inaugurated in this of Basanta Panchami with rites still officially commemorated at Hanuman Dhoka by mid morning gathering of hundred of Governments officials, in formal attire and military officers laden with ribbons and medals King motorcade nowadays Prime Minister arrives in a motorcade, escorted by mounted cavalry officers and military band. Inside the old palace they all stand to attention through the strains of the traditional song of springs. After that the season inaugurated with gun solutes. While the royal priest conduct, but nowadays Prime Minister elaborated ceremonies in the honor of Goddess Saraswati.

Indra Jatra

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Indra Jatra
Idra Jatra Is the festival for Hindus and Buddhists. This festival is named of rain known as Indra.Indra is also known as Yanndya in Newari culture.This festival is lies between August to September month in Nepal. This festival is started by Lichhavikalin King Gunkamadev in Kaligat Sambat 3822.In Nepalese culture Indra is very essential God.Indra Jatra begins every year from the day of Dwadasi Tithi of Bhadra month to Ashwin Krishna Chaturdasi Tithi.This festival is celebrates up to eight days. On the beginning day of Indra Jatra a pole is called Linga or Yasing Dyaa with a flag on the top is erected at Hanuman Dhoka place. This thirty six feet long wooden pole is chosen with a great care from the Nala forest in Kavre district east of Kathmandu.According to ancient beliefs,Indra had received this flag from Lord Vishnu for protection. According to ancient period said that Indra's mother needed parijat , a kind of flower for some religious ritual so that Indra disguised as a human being come to the earth to fetch them.But he was recognized when he was to steal the parijat flower so that people caught him and tied him with ropes the statue of which is still worship in Maru Tole in Kathmandu.This image is put on display in various parts of the city during Indra Jatra.This festival is so interesting that for the whole week people enjoy various traditional dance Lakhe dance , Lakhe dance means person who wear the masks of demon and witness the chariot of Goddess Kumari , Lord Bhairav and Lord Ganesh being pulled through the traditional parts of the Kathmandu city. A day has been added to the original seven days celebrating Nanichha Yaa the chariots are pulled through Naradevi,Nhyokha,Ason,Indrachowk and Hanuman Dhoka.This day of chariot pulling was introduced by Mallakalin King Jaya Prakash Malla in 1965 Bikram Sambat.In Indra Chowk , the famous Akash Bhairav bust is show and it is decorated with flowers.This Akash Bhairav's head is related to the Mahabharat story.Some people believe that it is to be the head of the first Kirat King Yalamber.During Indra Jatra , a great people gather sing bhajans, perfom dance of Sawa Bhakku Bhairav from Halchowk,Lakhe from Majipat,Devi Nach and Yerawat hathi means the Pulukisi from Naradevi,Mahakali and Kathi Maka Nach From Bhaktapur.All dances are perfom in Hanuman Dhoka area.The ten incarnation of Lord Bishnu as Dasavatar is show every night. The first day of the festival is also obgserved by the Newars community to remember the family member who passed away during the past year offers small oil lamps along a traditional route covering all part of the old cities.The Linga is pulled down at the end of the Indra Jatra.It is taken to the Bagmati and Bishnumati in Teku to be rest of the Indra Jatra.

Buddha Jayanti

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Lord Buddha is the Symbol of peace was born 2500 years before ( 543 BC )at Lumbini in Nepal on the full moon day of May ( Baishak in Nepali )is known as Baishak purnima.It is also known as Chandi Purnima.In this day Nepal Government give holiday.Lord Buddha was son of Shakya dynasty's king Sudhyodhan.His mother was known as Maya Devi from Kapilbastu Nepal. Once upon a time when Mrs was on the path of her serve pregnancy's pang at Lumbini , she ordered her chariotteer to stop the chariot and rapidly a child was born out of her womb. The child started to stride seven steps in all the four longitude and latitude direction east,west,north and south. After named ceremony prophets named him as Siddhartha ,said that child will become a renowned sage or a popular King. As say by prophet's he became the great philanthropist sage is known as "Lord Buddha ".
Once upon a time he starts to visit out of his palace he saw a stooped old man walking with a stick on his hand.On walking he saw that old man became stunned and seriously thought that why should we human being sick man in pain with his disease on the way again he saw a dead man procession marching toward the grave and some people crying for dead man. Lord Buddha was anguished and think that why should a human being die and his relatives are cry in worry ?Again on his fourth visit ,he saw a poor beggar alms and Buddha was afflicted again much with that beggar miserable condition and think that question to Buddha's mind that why should be a man become poor ?after that Buddha sitting under peepal tree at Kushi Nagar .His body was became thin because of not eating good his body became ready Buddha thought to welfare of the people as Buddha said that-
Don't speak the untrue !
Don't do greedy !
Don't sadden any one !
Don't think vice inside the mind !
Don't violence on any creature !
Don't take any intoxicating items !
Don't eat flesh as it 's any kind !
These are main sermons and benediction taught by Buddha to the world. Also there are many of his another moral written in his Buddha scripure.These are also teaching left by Buddha to this world. After narrating his enlightment to his disciple on the same day as his birth he reached for his heavenly abode. After that world known him as God " Lord Buddha ".For this day Buddha Jayanti is celebrate.

Tihar

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Tihar
Tihar is one the interesting festival in Nepal. This festival will celebrate between October to November. It will celebrate up to five days.First day people will worship to the Crow because crow is as a messenger that brings the News.Second day people will worship to the Dog.Because is also one kind of obedient animal & as a guarf of house. third day is known as Laxmi puja means the Goddess of wealth as Hinduism concept to the Goddess of wealth called Laxmi mata including the same day people will worship aslo to the Cow because Cow is the Symbol of Mother in Hinduism that's why the Government Keep it as a National animal of Nepal.In this day people will Clean the Houses,shops & factories will decorate.At the night people will burn the candle all over the country.

Fourth day in Newari Community the Mha Puja is one of the main day.Mha means the body of human being.It is known as body worship day. In this day Newari Communities New year Known as Nepal Sambat and the fifth day means last day people will worship Bhai Tika as brother sister worship day.At that day all the sister will pray with the Life God for their longlife, good progress and for the good health and of course wealth too.