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  • Mana Maiju Jatra

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Honoring the Goddess of Beauty Once upon a long, long, time ago, when the gods descended to Earth frequently, there was a girl named Mana in a place called Jitpur, She was a fervent devotee of Lord Indra, and meditated rigorously on the bank of the site

    Jun.15.2017
  • Historical Development of Temple Architecture in Nepal

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    “To probe the background of Nepalese temple architecture is to attempt to penetrate the greatest complexity of Nepalese life, to separate the inseparable religious and sub cults which have welded themselves together into a finished product” quotes Bernier in his book Temples of Nepal. Since ancient times,

    Apr.30.2017
  • Parallel Passages of Nepali Art

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    In Asia, Nepal is known more as a pilgrimage site, what with it being the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, besides having many important shrines sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Nepal is also known for being home to the top eight mountain peaks of the world. To

    Mar.22.2017
  • The Many Blessings of Saraswati

    Swosti Rajbahndari Kayastha

    Come Vasanta Panchami, the 5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magh, the temples of Goddess Saraswati will see flocks of devotees of various age group, all seeking her blessing for ultimate wisdom. Among the large pantheon of Hindu deities, Saraswati is considered to be one of

    Feb.09.2017
  • Laxmi, Goddess of Wealth and Fortune

    Swosti Rajbhandari

    Be sure you clean and decorate your home meticulously this year, as it is widely known that the goddess is easily pleased by those who venerate her, granting them fortune and bounty and a life of comfort and prosperity! As the season gears up for the celebration of the

    Nov.13.2016
  • Sindhuli Gaadi

    Anil Chitrakar

    By March 2015, traffic along the Banepa-Sindhuli-Bardibas Highway is going to go up exponentially. The highway, which is being engineered in great detail, still has about 30 km left to be completed. Priced at thirty billion Nepali rupees, it is the largest Japanese aided project anywhere in the world. Although

    Apr.06.2014
  • Bhasmasura

    Anil Chitrakar

    The story of Bhasmasura teaches us that greed and lust can lead to self-destruction. Bhasmasura turned himself into ashes, in the pursuit of Mohini. We notice people who are relatively more destructive than others all around us.  They are trouble makers who start false rumors, they seek a lot

    Mar.11.2014
  • Swastika

    Anil Chitrakar

    Because the Swastikai  is used as elcetion stamps, it was seen on pamphlets and banners of various parties. One of the most common symbols that we all saw during the recently concluded elections to the second constituent assembly in Nepal was the Swastika. All the ink stamps used across

    Jan.14.2014
  • Manjushree

    Anil Chitrakar

    Everyone seems to know and is able to articulate the fascinating story of how the Kathmandu valley was once a lake where the great and powerful serpents lived.  Many of us are also able to take any visitor to the southern end of the valley where a clean cut gorge

    Dec.04.2013
  • Siddhartha

    Anil Chitrakar

    The Buddha was born in Lumbini and was named Siddhartha at birth – the one who seeks to fulfill (siddha) the meaning    of life. Siddha also refers to a person who has mastered a particular skill or attained great and unique powers. As the story goes, young Siddhartha was shielded

    Nov.05.2013
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