Kurti/gahat daal

Kurti, also known as gahat is one of the many varieties of daal (lentil) found in Nepal. Mostly found in

Mixed vegetable pickle

Pickles are one of the most essential items included in the Nepali meal. Pickles act as a taste enhancer as

Kutumba, folk instrumental band

Kutumba is an established folk instrumental band committed to the research, conservation and celebration of the diverse indigenous Nepali music.

The festival of Gathemangal or Ghantakarna Chaturdashi

The festival of Gathemangal is celebrated in the memory of mythical demon Ghantakarna’s death. This festival that falls on trayodashi

Four Important ceremonies of life

Ceremonies and rituals are part of our life. We observe many rituals and ceremonies during our lifetime. In a life

Naxal Bhagwati for protecting from bad spirits

The temple of Naxal Bhagwati is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Bhagwati or Durga. This magnificent temple is located in

The Three Parvas (Massacres)

The first series of Parvas (massacres) in Nepal, popularly known as the three massacres gave rise to the century long

Maghe Sangrati festival in Nepal

Maghe Sangrati, also known as Makar Sangranti is celebrated on the first day of the holy month of Magh (mid January).

Celebrating Rishi Panchami festival – photo feature

Rishi Panchami is celebrated by the Hindu women after they reach their menstruation period. In this day, the seven powerful

Guheswari, the goddess for the legal problems

The temple of Guheswari is one of the major Shakti Peeth of Nepal. The temple on the left bank of

The Kot Parva (Court Massacre) in Nepal

Kot Parva (court massacre) was the first massacre in the history of Nepal that led to the rise of the

Worshipping the Goddess of Knowledge

Basanta Panchami is celebrated as the birthday of Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge. This day is commonly known as Saraswati

Rishi Panchami, fast observed for forgiveness

The festival of Rishi Panchami is related with the worship of the Sapta Rishi (seven powerful saints in Hindu religion).

Understanding the Nepali Society

A society is a web of human relationships. It is about the people, their culture and lifestyles, daily patterns, their

Kamaiyas, a traditional form of a bonded labor

Kamaiya is the traditional form of bonded labor. It is a system of slavery and the slaves are known as

Bheja, the organization for Magar Community

Bheja organization is found in the Magar community. It is a religious, cultural and economic organization of Magars. It helps

Bhadrakali Temple in Kathmandu

Bhadrakali is one of the powerful goddess of Nepal. Located near the Sahid Gate at the eastern side of Tudikhel

Lhosar- Ethnic New Year

The word consists of two words, ‘Lho’ meaning year and ‘Sar’ meaning new in Tamang language. The end of the

Donation through holy fire offering (Yagyas)

Dinbandhu Pokhrel is a household name in Nepal.  He has generated billions of rupees in donations to construct infrastructures like

Dhigur System of Thakalis in Nepal

It is a system of financial co-operatives among the Thakali community in Nepal. Dhigur contributes in the economic securities of