Haliyas, a traditional form of bonded labor

Haliya means the ‘one who ploughs’. Haliya is an agricultural bonded labor who works on other’s land. This system of

The festival of Snakes

Among the various festivals celebrated in Nepal, Nag Panchami  (snake festival) is also one. This festival is dedicated to the

Chulo, the Nepali wood stove

Chulo is a traditional Nepali stove that is made out of mud. People in rural areas, where the sophisticated gas

Seto Machhendra Nath Jatra

Mostly celebrated by the authentic Newars of Kathmandu City, the Seto Machhendra Nath Jatra is one of the most popular

Sakela Ubhauli festival of Kirat

Sakela Ubhauli is one of the biggest festival celebrated by Kirat religion in Nepal, another being Sakela Udhauli. Kirat Mundhum,

Krishna Temple in Patan Durbar Square

Considered as one of the finest stone monument in Kathmandu, the Krishna Mandir in Patan Durbar Square is made in

Prayer Wheels, the most revered item by buddhists

A prayer wheel is a hollow metal cylinder, often beautifully embossed, mounted on a rod handle and containing a tightly

Marriage in Nepali Society

Marriage in Nepal is a family affair, unlike most of the Western countries. The parents are responsible for selecting suitable

Bhai Tika, festival for brothers and sisters

Bhai Tika is one of the most important Hindu festivals for brothers and sisters. It falls on the last day

Shorah Shraddha, sixteen days for dead ancestors

Also known as Pitri Paksha in Nepali, the fortnight of ancestors, known commonly as Shorah Sarad is a sixteen lunar

Janku celebrations in Newar

Janku is a celebration performed when a man or woman of Newari community turns 77 years old. There are five

Bindabasini, the guardian deity of Pokhara

Situated in the northern part of the beautiful lake city of Nepal is the temple of Bindabasini. Located near the

Ethnic Associations in Nepal

Nepal is a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural country. There are diverse groups residing in Nepal with peace and harmony.

Malpuwa in Holi

Malpuwa is an especial delicacy prepared especially during the festival of Holi, festival of colors. It is made of wheat

Story of the Log

Last June, I went to the Terai for my holidays. I lived in those pretty thatched houses and saw varieties

Mata Tirtha Aunsi- Nepali Mother’s Day

Mata Tirtha Aunsi is a festival for mothers as it is the Nepali Mother’s Day, which falls on the Nepali

Dashain – Most Anticipated Festival Of The Year

Celebrated by every caste in the Nepalese community, it really is the most anticipated festival of the year. Dashain, or

The three temples of Taleju Bhawani

Taleju Bhawani is one of the most powerful goddesses and is also regarded as the clan goddess of the Malla

Siddhi Vinayak for getting your work done

The temple of Siddhi Vinayak, also known as the Siddhi Ganesh temple, is situated in Shorakhutte, Kathmandu. Like many temples

Bel-Bibaha, marriage between a girl and a fruit

Bel Bibaha or Ehee is a ceremony in Newari community of Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are married to the