Culture

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Delights of Makar Sankranti

Maghe  or Makar Sankranti, a  festival marking the day of the winter solstice according to the lunar calender. The day is celebrated by individuals of the Hindu community all over the world. Winter solstice, is the day which receives the least amount of daylight in the solstice cycle.

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Tamang community urges govt to withdraw public holiday declared

The Tamang Community here has demanded to withdraw the public holiday declared by the government for January 18 on the occasion of Sonam Lhosar, citing Sonam Lhosar falls on February 16. Sonam Lhosar is the New Year festival celebrated by the Tamang community. The Tamang Ghedung Association, Lamjung, demanded this, organising a press conference here today.

by RSS | Jan 12
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Aura of Madhav Narayan Festival in Pictures

The Madhav Narayan festival commenced its month long festival from Monday, Poush Shukla Purnima, the day when Hindu devotees recite folk tales of Goddess Swasthani. Nepalese Hindu women observe fast and pray to Goddess Swasthani and God Madhavnarayan for longevity of their husbands and family prosperity during the month-long festival. It will prevail till Magh Shukla Poornima.

by Alisha Shrestha | Jan 03
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Coffee Culture; Story Of Discovering Coffee Aroma In Pokhara

The aroma of coffee is so distinct and magnificent that it had occupied many houses of Pokhara into coffee houses. Only few locals and avid travelers used to wrap hands around hot cup of coffee. Nowadays, most of Pokhrelis groove into coffee specialized cup. Around 300 coffee houses have been bewitching coffee lovers from every nooks of Pokhara,

by Alisha Shrestha | Jan 01
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Vibes of Lhosar Celebration in Pictures

Gurung calendar has already marked their New Year celebration. Tamu Losar is celebration of Gurung’s New Year. Tudikhel witnessed numbers of Gurung costumes rejoicing in various cultural processions, feasting and greetings.  Gurungs all across the world celebrate Tamu Lhosar by organizing rallies in traditional attires and cultural programs. They also visit Buddhist shrines on that day.

by Alisha Shrestha | Dec 31
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Inheadline Heritage Weekly: Rani Pokhari

This week on Inheadline heritage weekly we are deterring from the usual write up on World Heritage Sites and focusing on a National Heritage. This symbolic site has a huge national importance and has been a question of debate in terms of its reconstruction.

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Aura of 19th Pokhara Street Festival in Pictures

All of the accommodation in Pokhara is booked. There is a queue of people on food stall. You will struggle to get life saving jackets for boating in Fewa Lake. Numerous celebrators assemble at the entrance of Fewa Lake and get their expedition started. People customize cultural attire and dance according to the traditional moves.

by Alisha Shrestha | Dec 28
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Inheadline Heritage Weekly: Patan Durbar Square

This week on heritage weekly its Patan, Yala, Lalitpatanna and Laltpur. All these names are used to describe a magnificent city which was founded on Buddhist Principles during the era of the Licchavi’s. Patan today is known for its magnificent wooden architecture, harmonious entanglement of Buddhism and Hinduism and the skilled craft of metal sculpting.  

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Santa Claus; Story of bearded guy in red suit

Decorating trees, exchanging gifts and singing song about Santa Claus is what people think off, when 25th December comes across their calendar. Who is Santa Claus? The question had been asked by non Christian people. Probably, non Christians who are often confronted by Christianity influence wonder who this beardy man is. In a red warm outfit and jolly cap,

by Alisha Shrestha | Dec 22
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Inheadline Heritage Weekly: Kathmandu Durbar Square

Nepal has always been described as a realm of culture, tradition, natural beauty and ever smiling citizens. Nepal has a rich cultural history that is tangible in the country’s architecture, traditions and festivals. The UNESCO World Heritage List consists of 10 places form Nepal, due to there history, architecture, global importance and need for conservation.