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Sa: Paru (Gai Jatra) this year

Sa: Paru (Gai Jatra) this year

Sa: Paru or Gaijatra is one of the most awaited festival in Kathmandu valley. It is said that this festival was initiated by Pratap Malla, however some culture experts claim this festival dates back to Lichhavi era.  In Kirtipur region this festival is celebrated in an unique way. Families who have lost their be-loving ones participate in the procession for whole day wearing masks, jewellery and colorful clothes during procession.

Similarly some people specially children disguise  themselves as a cow and 'Jogis'. In the same occasion the special dance/ritual  "Tir-Ku-Lar-Ku" or  "Dhe-Dhe-Pa-Pa"  were performed that were main attraction of the day.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 August 2017 20:22 )

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Bhoto Jatra 2074

Bhoto Jatra 2074

Last day of Rato Machindranath Festival was celebrated on May 25, 2017. On this day black bejeweled vest (Bhoto) of Machindranath was displayed to the public from the Rato ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 May 2017 22:35 )

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Budhha Purnima celebration at Chilancho

Budhha Purnima celebration at Chilancho

Budhha Purnima is one of the important festivals for people of Nepal. In Chilancho Stupa, Kirtipur this event was marked with several programs. Here are the photos taken ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:21 )

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Holi 2017 (Photo Feature)

Holi 2017 (Photo Feature)

Holi or Fagu Purima is one of the most awaited festivals in Nepal.  In Kathmandu valley and hill areas of Nepal it is celebrated on the full moon day of Falgun a...

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Portraits of Indrayeni Jatra

Portraits of Indrayeni Jatra

Indrayeni Jatra is one of the most important festivals for citizens of Kirtipur. This year the festival was celebrated on 9th December 2016 with lost of joy. Here are som...

Last Updated ( Friday, 16 December 2016 10:06 )

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