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Superstition

(In the context of Nepal)
Belief which is not based on human reason or scientific knowledge but is connected with old ideas about magic, supernatural things, etc. Human beings are loitering in tumultuous of superstition without any cost in our society. These human beings came to existence in this world from uncivilized era to scientific era. Our society is not fully developed yet because the superstition is still buried in men's mind. The superstition is not only the major problem of our country it is also found in some other developing countries. Most of the people in this world are theists. They think that God is omnipresent. Those who consider that they are atheists, they ensue the social custom, norms and values to some extent.

Last Updated ( Monday, 13 September 2010 17:24 )

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Intersecting newari culture - Matta biuwanegu or pinga sinkawanegu

Intersecting newari culture - Matta biuwanegu or pinga sinkawanegu

Of the many ethnic groups, Newars were making presence with their unique culture and characteristics. Apart from some, all the culture is going strongly with strong participation from all the Newars till date and it will continue in future with same zeal. It's being transmitted from one generation to another from ages and with same charm. Students residing here for further study were very curious about all these happenings.

Pinga sinkawanegu is one of the mostly awaited night events that last for a month and take place just before Dashain. But Saturday and Tuesday are the days where maximum no. of participation were seen. It is all about giving light to all the goddess from the area. For the specific purpose, the name called Sukunda is used. In Sukunda there is a place for storage of oil and so called "ita" or batti which are prepared from raw cotton and in mere language its just like a oil lamp but with some more speciality.

Last Updated ( Monday, 13 September 2010 17:20 )

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