Religion


Bada Dashain begins, Ghatasthapana today Friday, October 16th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- The greatest festival of Nepalis, Bada Dashain, begins today- with Ghatasthapana which marks the beginning of Navaratri. It is also the longest festival of Nepali Hindus. Special puja is performed on Ghatasthapana by setting up ghada or a pot and Goddess Durga is worshipped. Similarly,..

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Mecca reopens for limited ‘umrah’ pilgrimage Sunday, October 4th, 2020

MECCA, Saudi Arabia, (AFP):- Mask-clad Muslims circled Islam's holiest site along socially distanced paths on Sunday, as Saudi authorities partially resumed the year-round umrah pilgrimage with extensive health precautions adopted after a seven-month coronavirus hiatus. Thousands of worshippers..

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Nepal: Machhenarayan fair put off this year due to COVID-19 Thursday, September 10th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- The COVID-19 has taken its heavy toll on religious and cultural practices of Kathmandu valley – a peculiar place for celebrating remarkable indigenous fairs and festivals evolved during the reign of the Malla Kings. Among others, the popular Machhenarayan fair which annually takes..

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Nepal: Jitiya Parba begins in Mithilanchal from today Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

JALESHWOR:- Jitiya Parba, one of the most celebrated auspicious festivals of the Mithila zone, has begun today in Mahottari along with other Mithilanchal areas. On the first day today, the women of the Maithili community take dips into nearby rivers or ponds and offer beaten rice, curd,..

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Nepal: Tharu community comes up with protocol to celebrate Jitiya Saturday, September 5th, 2020

BHARATPUR:- The Tharu community here has decided not to observe this year's Jitiya festival by organizing gatherings. The community has come up with a protocol to be observed during the festival, that is knocking the door. The Tharu community leaders met through a virtual meeting on Saturday to..

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Nepal: Collective worship performed at Mayadevi temple Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

RUPANDEHI:- Collective worship has been performed at Mayadevi temple in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, today. According to the Lumbini Development Trust, the monks and nuns performed worship at the Temple by maintaining social distance on the occasion of Purnima (full moon day)...

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PM Oli extends best wishes on Gaura festival Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Gaura festival is an ancient and unique cultural festival of Sudurpaschim State and it has been further strengthening mutual harmony and belief in family and community. In a best wishes message on the occasion of the Gaura festival today,..

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Nepal: Gaura festival loses aura due to COVID-19 crisis Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

KANCHANPUR:- The Gaura festival kicked off in the districts including Kanchanpur in the Sudurpaschim State today. It is the festival believed for bringing in family prosperity, happiness, and longevity. It includes the rituals as fasting, holy dip, puja, pageant, and procession, said social..

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Nepal: Chief Ministers’ Teej festival greetings Friday, August 21st, 2020

KATHMANDU:- The Chief Ministers of the Sudurpaschim State, the Gandaki State, and the Bagmati State has extended best wishes to women in their respective states and across the country on the occasion of the Haritalika Teej festival today. The festival is mainly celebrated by the Hindu women on the..

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Festivals help cement social ties: Chief Minister Gurung Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

POKHARA:- Chief Minister of Gandaki State government, Prithvi Subba Gurung has said the various religious and cultural festivals bolstered up relations among the community. In a message of best wishes to all the Nepalis on the occasion of the cultural festival of the Gurung community, Tarhote,..

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Shri Krishna Janmastami today Monday, August 10th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Shri Krishna Janmastami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, is being celebrated by the Hindus throughout the country today with devotion and veneration amidst a variety of programmes. According to scriptures, Lord Shri Krishna was born on the midnight of Bhadrakrishna Astami day as per the..

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Cultural procession put off in Baglung,Nepal Thursday, August 6th, 2020

BAGLUNG: Newar community's cultural procession and performances here have been put off in a bid to contain the risk of coronavirus infection. Shakya Kalyan Samaj Baglung\s secretary Manjul Shakya informed it was decided to hold on performances of all dances as part of the Bhadaure procession this..

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“Religious belief of resurrection” leaves body to rot Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

TIKAPUR: "Religious belief of bringing the dead back to life" has led to a dead body to rot. The mortal remains of a man of Tikapur-1 in Kailali district were left to start stinking after a pastor in the locality assured the family of the deceased that the deceased would resurrect with his prayers..

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Indian PM to lay foundation of temple at razed mosque site Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

AYODHYA, INDIA: The coronavirus is restricting a large crowd, but Hindus were joyful before Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaks ground Wednesday on a long-awaited temple of their most revered god Ram at the site of a demolished 16th-century mosque in northern India. “It’s an emotional and..

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Gaijatra Festival being observed today in Nepal Monday, August 3rd, 2020

KATHMANDU: The traditional festival of Gaijatra or the ‘cow festival’ is being observed starting today in three cities of Kathmandu Valley and some other places in the country amidst fun, gaiety, humor, satire and entertainment. The festival, beginning on the first day of the waning moon in..

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