Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chhath Parva

Chhath Puja
Chhath Parva is a hindu festival dedicated to Hindu God Sun. Sun is called Surya in Sanskrit, Chhath festivals is celebrated by natives of Mithila region of Nepal and India. This festival falls in the month of October or November in the Gregorian English calendar. Chhath Parva is observed for 4 days from Kartik Shukla Chaturthi to Katrik Shukla Saptami. The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thanks Lord Surya for sustaining life on earth and to worship him to provide his continuous blessing to mankind.
The Sun considered as the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshipped during the Chhath festival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress. Hindu people believes that sun helps to cure the illness and diseases. Sun is considered as sourse of healing too and considered as token of stability and prosperity. Therefore, people worship sun to ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members. During this Chhath Parva, the worshiper observes purity, and sleeps on the floor on a single blanket. Chhat Parva is the only holy festival which has no involvement of any pandit. The ritual of Chhath Parva includes taking holy bath, fasting, standing and worshiping sun for long time and offering Prasad and Argha to ‘Rising and setting Lord Surya’.
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Bhaktapur the city of art and architecture lies just 14 km away from Kathmandu city. It has got has beautifully preserved Palace courtyard where we can see the beautifully carved wooden, metal and stone work. Palace of 55 Windows is the best example of woodcarving. It is a unique masterpiece built in seventeenth century. Bhaktapur is also one of the best destination for the study of ancient art and architecture. . The city is rich in its Culture and Tradition due to which it is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The majority of the people are Newars who are famous for their Custom and Tradition and Cuisine too. Another famous thing in Bhaktapur is Juju Dhau means curd in Newari language. Juju Dhau has its unique taste and loved by all people from all age groups. This city is also popular for different forms of mask dance performed based on lives of different deities by human representation.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Nagarkot is the hill station located 32km east of Kathmandu valley. It lies in the Bhaktapur district. It is the best place to spend weekend. It is one of the most popular place for viewing the sunrise. To catch the best sunrise view one should wake up early morning and move to nagarkot. This place is also popular for short hiking. We can have a panoramic view of langtang range and if you are lucky then you may see the glimpse of the world’s highest mountain peak i.e. Mt. Everest. But to see the view of Everest the weather should be very clear. The greenery around Nagarkot makes you feel refreshing. You can get indulge in various activities in Nagarkot such as a short day hiking, Village tour, Nature tour, Kites festivals which takes place once a year during Dashain festival and many more.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Travel Nepal in the month of December

The month of December is the coldest season here in Nepal. Though temperature is low during morning and night time its warm during day time. Sky is also clear during day times. There may be snow fall in the higher altitude but not in the terai regions and in popular tourist destinations like Pokhara, Kathmandu and Chitwan. Sometimes there may be snowfall around the surrounding hills of Kathmandu like Shivapuri and Phulchowki. The young people from the valley go to these hills to enjoy the snow with their friends and family.

You can have a panoramic view of mountains from the Pokhara city if the weather is clear. Popular trekking areas may be closed because of snowfall but you can enjoy the hiking in around the Kathmandu Valley. You can find people enjoying orange and groundnut in the parks.

You can also celebrate Christmas here in Nepal if you are travelling in the month of December. You can see people celebrating Christmas as there are so many christens in Nepal too and there are so many Church in the Valley as well as outside Kathmandu Valley.

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Recommendation for Foreigners/ Tourist during Dashain in Nepal

If you are here in Nepal during late September or in early October then you must observe the Dashain festival. You may see the crowds in every market and must be surprised about what is going on...? Actually Dashain is one of the biggest festival of Nepalese people which is celebrated across the nation. I have some recommendation for you about what you can do during this festive season?

Visiting the local market to view the Dashain Shopping
You can go to the local market where you can see the big crowd of the people who are busy in shopping for the festival. During Dashain people buy new clothes for the family members. You can specially visit Asan bazaar. It is one of the oldest as well as busiest shopping market where you can find everything.

Flying Kites
It is one of the interesting things that can be done during your visit in Nepal during Dashain festival. You enjoy the kite festivals as some of the local youth clubs or hotels arrange an annual Changa chait program. Or you can either fly the kites from roof top of your hotel too. During Dashain festival we can see different age group of people flying colourful of kites in the sky.

Visiting different Temples
During Dashain festival you can see a large number of people in different Temples especially in the temple of Goddess Durga standing in a long line for worshipping. The 10days of Dashain is celebrated by visiting different temples of Goddess Durga. You can see the activities of people in the temples like how they perform the puja, you can also see people sacrificing the livestock etc.

Playing Swing
The most important thing that should not be missed during your visit in Nepal during Dashain festival is enjoying the Swing. Swings are made up of bamboo and coconut rope across the nation during Dashain festival. It is said they we should atleast leave the ground once. It is enjoyed by people of all age groups. The swing is called ‘ping’ in Nepali. You can also enjoy the swing as it is constructed in most of the places. Some of the swing’s height exceeds twenty feet and you can swing really high.

Khashi bazaar
You can also make a visit to khasi bazaar where you can see the large numbers of goats and the crowd of the people who came for buying the goats. A large number of goats are consumed during dashain festival. Some people buy for the purpose of sacrificing while some buy for just the purpose of meat and fun only.

Lagur Burja
Langur Burja is a kind of gamble which is played during Dashain by the people of all age group. It is played in many inner streets of Nepal. You can also engage in this game. You don’t have to worry about how to play the game as the people around there will definitely teach you how to play and what are the rules and regulations of the game too.

Tika occasion
The most important thing during Dashain is the Tika occasion. You can see people putting red Tika on their forehead along with Jamara. Jamara is the made up of grains like maize & Barley. Some people may also put the white Tika too. The Tika is received by the hand of elder member of the house with lots of blessings. You can observe the Tika occasion in the house of a local people.