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Shivaratri Festival- 2021 date and celebration in Nepal

Shivaratri Festival

Nepal is a country of diverse cultures and traditions. As Nepal is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural country, Nepal is the home of many ethnic and religious groups. Because of this, we celebrate many festivals throughout the year. All kinds of religion are respecting each other here and we believe every religion have its own beauty and own ethnicity. Shivaratri festival is one of the famous Hindu festivals in Nepal.

Kirk Patric Once said that “Nepal is a country where there are more temples than houses, more gods and goddesses than people, and more festivals than days in a year”.

Festival is the most exciting part of our lives, no matter what religion we follow we celebrate our festival together regardless of any dispute. Every festival has its own history or background. Although the majority of people are Hindus in Nepal, that does not mean other religions are not respecting or not important to us. We celebrate every festival with some energy and excitement. Among many festivals, Maha Shivaratri is one of the important festivals in Nepal.

Shivaratri is not the only celebration in Nepal but in different parts of Asia including south India. Maha Shivaratri is the festival in which Lord Shiva is worship. Lord Shiva also consider the supreme god of Hindus. On this day people visit different Shiva temples. There are many Shiva temples in different places of Nepal and in the world. In the festival of Maha Shivaratri in Nepal, the Shiva temple around the world has big crowd. Devotees worship Lord Shiva for the wellbeing of their families and the entire world.

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Maha Shivaratri in Nepal

Maha Shivaratri is one of the main festivals celebrated inside Nepal. The word Maha Shivaratri is made up of two Sanskrit words in which Maha means great and Ratri falls on the 14th day of the dark half of each lunar month which is believed to be especially sacred to Shiva. It falls during January and February in English month which is Math and Falgun according to the Hindu calendar. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated in Nepal and the western part of India. During the night of Shivaratri, the stars in of northern hemisphere are at the most optimum position which helps to raise the spiritual energy of a person’s spiritual energy. This day is very important for the people as it is believed that the principle of lord Shiva is most active during this day.

Pashupatinath temple of Nepal is the biggest Shiva temple in Nepal. Devotees mostly visit Pashupatinath temple during Shivaratri as it is one of the biggest Shiva temples in the world. People sing songs and chant “OM Namah Shivay” and “Mahamritunjaya” during this day. Sadhus mediate and perform Tandav along with the celebration and worship to Lord Shiva. During the night people around the country light bonfire. Different Shivaratri program is hosted around the streets. Children are often dressed as Shiva and they perform different acts. A holy meal is distributed to everyone during this day. Shivaratri is celebrated as a festival of light over darkness.

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Celebration of Maha Shivaratri in different places

Pashupatinath temple

Pashupatinath temple is the biggest temple in Nepal and the main festival celebrated in this temple is Maha Shivaratri. During this festival hundreds of devotee cones in Pashupatinath temple to worship lord d Shiva and sadhu are in the temple. On this day Pashupatinath temple is decorated with lights everywhere. According to the Pashupatinath area development trust (PADT) on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri, almost 50k people visit Pashupatinath throughout the world.

On this day Pashupatinath area development trust hire many employees for cleaning and taking care of the Pashupatinath area. Nepal scout and many other social committees come together as a helping hand during this festival. They provide water, Prasad, and emergency medical services to the devotee. Nepal scout also makes sure that everyone follows the safety rules and remain in line. Avery year Pahsupati area development trust associating with Nepal scout and make different plans and policies to manage everything during this day. They make plans to manage the crowd and make people easy to worship.

Mostly, tourists love to visit Pashupatinath temple’s vicinity and Sadhu Babas from different places. People also love to click photos of devotees and Sadhu Babas during this day. Sadhu Babas make the visitors happy by doing different types of activates like meditating, posing, and telling the story of Lord Shiva. Sadhu Babas are covered with ashes and tikka all over their body. There are 4 doors on the main temple of Pashupatinath. Since the crowd is very high during this day all 4 doors are opened as per PADT. People are allowed to worship lord Shiva from all four sides. In addition to this, there are many small Shiva linga inside Pashupatinath.

Kailashnath Mahadev temple

Mahadev temple statue is the tallest statue of Lord of Shiva in the world. It is the second biggest Mahadev temple. The devotee also visits this temple during Shivaratri. About 10 thousand visitors come to visit this temple during Maha Shivaratri is the tallest temple in the world, this temple hold lot of beliefs about lord Shiva. This temple is less crowded than the Pashupatinath temple. During Maha Shivaratri devotee dance and sing. This temple also decorates with light all around.

Bonfire is also lighted in the route of this temple. This temple is situated on the border of Bhaktapur and carves districts. During Shivaratri, there is a different program at this temple. Devotees visit this temple because this temple is located in a very peaceful environment. A resort, spa, yoga center, health club, and meditation center are also opened in the area of this temple.


Rituals that are performing during Shivaratri

  1. Shivaratri morning

On the day of Maha, Shivaratri devotees wake up early in the morning and take a sunrise bath they offer water to the sun. Then, they offer prayer to the lord sun, Vishnu, and Shiva. Then after devotees visit Shiva temple to their nearest and give customary bath to Shiva linga. Mainly women come to the Shiva mandir and perform traditional Shiva linga puja and seek blessing from Lord Shiva. Since there will be much crowd on the temple, devotees wait for their turn. While doing puja devotee circumambulate the Shiva linga three or seven times. After that devotee pours milk or water on Shiva linga.

  1. Ritual bath of Shiva linga

According to Shiva Puran devotee will have to offer Shiva linga special bath with milk, yogurt, honey, sandalwood paste, and rose petals. While bathing Shiva linga devotee will have to chant “OM Namah Shivay”. After that devotee will have to take some particular and rare leaves from the forest. Some of the important levees that you will need to have for Shiva puja are Agela and Marmelos which is also commonly known as Bilwa or wood apple. After that devotee decorates Shiva linga with flowers and garlands. Other ingredients needed for Shiva puja are mentioned below:-

Bael leaves – Bael leaves are required for Shiva puja as it is believed that offering Bael leaves is a process of purification of the soul.

Vermilion paste – Vermilion paste is commonly known as Sindoor. As one of the significances of Shivaratri is this is the day of the wedding of Lord Shiva and parfait. So Sindoor is offered to Lord Shiva.

Food items – food items are offered to almost all Hindu gods. So people offer food items are offered to Lord Shiva to ensure that the lord fulfills all desires of the devotee.

Incense and Lamp – during worshipping lord Shiva devotee offer Dhoop and Diya to the lord. Lighting Dhoop and Diya are believed to be conducive to the attainment of knowledge.

  1. Night worship of Lord Shiva

As Shivaratri means the night of Lord Shiva so devotees worship Lord Shiva during the day as well as during the night. Devotees stay all night singing and worshipping Shiva linga. All devotees gather on Shiva Mandir at night to sing and dance. People spend the entire night listening to the story of Lord Shiva. The priest does the main puja during this night with all the rituals and all the ingredients. The devotee will break their fast during the night by eating the Prasad from the mandir.

Maha Shivaratri in Nepal

Why is Shivaratri Celebrating?

There is always a story or significance behind celebrating every festival. According to Shiva purine once there was a big fight between two of the Hindu gods Brahma and Vishnu. They fought over who was superior among them. They both were using power to show their superiority. The situation got intense and other gods get afraid of. They asked lord shiv to intervene. Lord Shiva came and he got a plan to end the fight. Lord Shiva formed a massive column of fire in between Brahma and Vishnu. After that, he asked both of them to find a pinnacle or the end of the fire. Brahma started searching by going upward and Vishnu, on the other hand, started searching for the end on the ground. While searching Brahma can across Ketaki flower flying down slowly.

When Brahma asked Ketaki she replied she was placed at the top of the column as an offering but she was unable to find the end. After that Brahma took the Ketaki flower and went to Shiva. When Shiva heard this he revealed his true form and got very angry. Then after Shiva punished Brahma as he was lying and crushed him that no one will ever worship him. He also banned Ketaki as she falsely testified Brahma. This was the day when Lord Shiva turned himself into the form of linga. In his anger, he also performed Tandav. So Shiva linga is worship on Shiva retry. So Shivaratri is not only a festival but also an inconceivably vast definition universe.

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Some Interesting facts about Shivaratri

1. According to some beliefs, Shivaratri is celebrating because on this day Lord Shiva save the entire world from the poison.  To save the world from poison Lord Shiva drank the poison and stored it in his throat, because of the poison his throat turned blue which is why Shiva is also known as Neelkatha.

2. Another belief about Shiva Ratri is that it was the night when Lord Shiva and parfait got married. Because of this many people tends to get married in Maha Shivaratri. To have a beautiful relation like Shiva and parfait.

3. As Shiva Ratri is one of the main festivals of Hindus, this festival is celebrating during daytime as well as night time. A devotee who takes fast on this day celebrates by doing jagrams on the night. People also light bonfires in different places.

4. According to Hindu Puran there are 12 Shivaratri in a year and Maha Shivaratri is considering to be the most auspicious.

5. Maha Shivaratri is considering as one of the holy days where people can get over their sins.



Maha Shivaratri festival 2020

Shivaratri is considering one of the main festivals of Hindu people. Shiva Ratri festival falls during the month of Falgun 27 according to the Nepal calendar and according to the English calendar, it was on the 11th of March 2021. We all have been suffering from the global coronavirus pandemic since the start of 2020. We must be safe and take precautionary measures while celebrating the festival. Some of us are still in lockdown. During this pandemic, we must be careful while celebrating the festival. We will have to celebrate Maha Shivaratri indoors during this time of the pandemic. As devotee goes to the temple to worship Shiva linga but due to this pandemic this time we must be safe and celebrate festival from our home.

A devotee can take fast as usual but be careful while going to the temple. As the government has said to wear a mask while going out, devotees will also have to wear masks during Shiva puja or going to the temple. Thus, Shivaratri is one of those festivals that define the belief and importance of the Hindu religion. A devotee can have mental peace and calmness as all the anger, negative energy reduce to low. The devotee will go in deep prayer and hence awakes the healing, intuition, and telepathy.
Happy Shivaratri 2020!!!!

Guru Nanak Jayanti – History, Celebration in Nepal 2021

Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Nanak Jayanti is a festival that is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak dev. This festival holds much belief in the Sikh community. This day is also known as Gurupurab. During this day people remember the story and the lesson that Guru Nanak has taught. People visit Gurudwaras and worship guru Nanak dev. Gurudwara is a place where the legend guru Nanak is worshipped. Unlike other religion Sikh people does not worship an idol. Guru Nanak Jayanti taught the people about humanity and the importance of life.

On the special occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, people eat community lunch which is also called “Langar” which is served near Gurudwaras. The food created on langar is completely vegetarian. Many individual people or organizations pledge to volunteer to distribute food to people during this special occasion. Without a doubt, Guru Nanak Jayanti is one of the widely celebrated festivals. After the death of Guru Nanak, every year people celebrated his birth anniversary.


Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak is known as the founder of Sikh. He was born on April 15, 1469, in Bhodi Di Talvandi, near Lahore India. He died in 1539, in Punjab India. Guru Nanak is known for his spiritual knowledge and educating people. Sikhs in the only monotheistic religion that combines Hindu and Muslim religion and this was only possible due to the effort of Guru Nanak. He made a remarkable change through his teaching. Guru Nanak word and composed many hymns. These hymns were later told by Adi Granth by Guru Arjun who was the fifth Sikh Guru. Throughout his life, Guru Nanak has contributed very much to humanity.

According to one of the versions of guru Nanak once guru Nanak decides to travel and experience the hardship of the world. So he decided to travel around the different parts of the world. So he made five trips, one in every four directions of the compass. During this journey, he traveled to the east and south of Sri Lanka. After that, he traveled to the north deep in the Himalayas. He also travels to the west of Baghdad, Mecca, and Medina. During this trip, he also visits Kartarpur where he ended his travel journey and settled.

According to Bhai Bala Janamsakhi, it is believed that Guru Nanak was born on the full moon of the lunar month of Kartik which is why Guru Nanak Jayanti always falls on the day of the full moon. Guru Nanak Jayanti is a festival to celebrate the special significance of the Sikh community and is one of the most awaited festivals of the year.

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Rituals performed on Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Nanak Jayanti is one of the most important festivals celebrated by Sikh people. The celebration of Guru Nanak Jayanti starts with reading the Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Granth Sahib is one of the holy books of the Sikh. People begin to read this holy book before 2 years days of Guru Nanak Jayanti, In order to finish the book in Gurupurab. This process is called Akhanda Path which is one of the important traditions of Guru Nanak Jayanti. People visit Gurudwaras early in the morning after having a bath. After that, they chant the sacred hymns. Devotee sings many hymns and offers different prayers to Guru Nanak.

After that people go to a grand feast or Langar. Many people gather together in the langar. The celebration of Guru Nanak Jayanti is continued till night in Gurudwaras. Since, Guru Nanak was born at 1:20 AM and offers their final prayers for the well-being of their friend, family, and everyone around the world.

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Guru Nanak’s life journey

He is known for his determination for spreading the message of God. Guru Nanak is believed to be god’s child. With the modernization, everything was changing. Social problems were increasing day by day. Guru Nanak was deeply saddened to see people suffering like that. Then Guru Nanak decided to travel across different parts of the world to educate people about the meaning of life. On his first journey guru, Nanak traveled to most parts of India and some parts of Pakistan. His first journey began in 1500 and 1507. After that Guru Nanak continued this second journey toward a different part of Sri Lanka.

‘Then for his third journey, he wanted to travel through difficult terrains for which he chooses mountainous countries like Nepal, Sikkim, and Kashmir. For his fourth journey guru, Nanak traveled toward Mecca and different parts of the middle east county of Asia. His last journey was through different regions of Punjab. These were the five journeys of Guru Nanak dev. Guru Nanak belongs to the Hindu community, during the conflict between Hindu and Muslim he chooses to be neutral. He also discovers Sikhs to establish peace around the world. The main principle of Sikhs is to promote and spread peace.

Guru Nanak contribution to humanity

In the early ages there used to be many conflicts between people in the name of religion. Hindu and Muslim were the main religion which was fighting with each other. Seeing that guru Nanak started teaching and making people aware of unity. He believed that there are no Hindus and no Muslims. Guru Nanak made a huge effort to end the fight against hinds and Muslims. Guru Nanak came to the peach and many people started to know and admire him. After that, he began to teach people about how we need to end the existing social problem that he saw from his five different journeys.

Guru Nanak also began to emphasize people in the importance of equality among all. He also raises his voice and against slavery and racial discrimination. He is one of the most religious figures. Guru Nanak made many efforts for the respect of women and to treat them as equal to a man.



The word guru means teacher in the Sanskrit language. The name Guru Nanak is set by normal people as Guru Nanak spread education and made people understand many things. Guru Nanak is said to the child sent by God himself. Guru acted as a bridge in the conflict between Hindus and Muslims. He spread his knowledge and spiritual education. Guru began to teach people that every human being is capable of attending spiritual perfection which will ultimately lead them to god. He also taught people we do not need to go to the temple or any place for having god’s blessing. He emphasized that God has created May worlds and also people from slavery and much other social evil.

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021

It is one of the important and awaited festivals for Sikh people. Guru Nanak Jayanti is the day when the founder of Sikhs Guru Nanak dev Ji was born. According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Guru Nanak Jayanti always falls on the day of the full moon day of Kartik. To celebrate the birth anniversary of their idol devotee start their day with an early morning procession which is also called Prabhat Pheri. People chant and sing the hymns of Guru Nanak all day.

At the time of sunset, devotees gather together near Gurudwaras and offer special prayers which are called Rehrasi. Guru Nanak Jayanti is a festival that is widely celebrated around the entire world. This festival is known to be the main festival special in north India including Punjab and Lahore in Pakistan. Sikh people around the world celebrate this festival with huge excitement and energy.

History of Guru Nanak

We all know about the five trips that guru Nanak took in the course of changing the world. After the competition of his journey, he settled on Punjab. He spent his entire life there. It is believed that the wealthy admirer of Guru Nanak built the village in honor. Guru Nanak bought many changes in the world by staying in Punjab. Due to lots of efforts of Guru Nanak, he established the Sikh community. Seeing the revolution that Guru Nanak had bought in human society, he was established as the teacher. He began to teach discipline and the meaning of life to the people. Guru Nanak used to tell a famous story about his rebellion when he was at the age of eleven.

As Guru Nanak was a Hindu according to Hindu tradition adult boys must wear a thread in their body but Guru Nanak refuses to do that. He believed that a person should be distinguished by the individual quality of a person, not by some thread. Guru Nanak used to speak against other evil social problems openly. Later he also solved many religion-related disputes. After that, he sacrifices his entire life to teaching people and spreading knowledge.

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Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021

Guru Nanak Jayanti is one of the main festivals of Sikh people. Many countries provide national holiday on this special occasion. Guru Nanak Jayanti has been celebrated in the world for a very long time. This year 2020 is more special to the people as this year we will celebrate the 255th birth anniversary of the legend Guru Nanak. On this special occasion, people also do many social works and deeds. The outside Gurudwaras, people feed many homeless people. On the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021, people organize different programs in various parts of the world.

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Guru Nanak Jayanti during the pandemic of 2021

Guru Nanak Jayanti is an international festival. People almost around the country celebrate this festival. Every year people gather together during this festival and celebrate it with family and friends. But this year 2020 during the pandemic many of us are in lockdown. The risk of coronavirus is all around the world. The entire world is suffering from this virus. Many people around the world have lost their life due to this disease. On the other hand, we should also celebrate our festival and save our culture.

During this crucial time, we must be careful while celebrating the festival. The government has prohibited public gatherings and celebrating festivals. But during this time we must celebrate the festival cautiously.  Thanks to invention and technology there have been many virtual ways of celebrating festivals. Video conference with the family will keep you close to your near once during this festive season. Also, there are many online stores that provide a safe delivery system.

You can Guru Nanak Jayanti send gifts and food via online stores to your family or friends.  While going to langar we have to be more prepared and safe.  And this year we will pray for the well-being of our family and people around the world. We have to be safe and celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti differently during this year.  Stay happy and stay safe!!!

Guru Nanak Jayanti wishes

  • “May Guru Nanak be your guidance and support through the course of your life. Happy Gurpurab!”
  • “May lord Guru Nanak inspire you to achieve your goals in life and help maintain peace and tranquility. To and your family, a very Happy Gurpurab.”
  • “May Wahe Guru shower his blessings on you! Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti!”


Christmas in Nepal – Celebration 2021

Christmas in Nepal

Festival is the most important and exciting part of our lives. All the religion have their own way of celebrating the festival. Likewise, Hindus celebrate Dashain and Tihar as their main festival, Muslims celebrate eid as their main festival and Christians celebrate as their main festival. Being a secular state all these small and big festivals are celebrated in Nepal with the same excitement and energy. As the majority of the country’s population are Hindus but there has not been any dispute on the name of religion in Nepal. We all respect and celebrate each other’s festivals and also Christmas in Nepal. Nepal was declared a secular state in 2007.

And since then Christmas has been celebrating as one of the national festivals in Nepal. From then all over Nepal Christmas is celebrated by decorating Christmas trees colorfully and giving gifts. All the shops and malls in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Pokhara are decorated with trees, lights, and artificial snowman. The government also organize different social programs on the occasion of this festival. There are also many churches in different places all over the country, where people visit during Christmas. Christmas in Nepal is celebrated in Nepali ways. People celebrated by visiting the church, giving feasts, and exchanging gifts. For a few years, people have also been feeding homeless people on the occasion of Christmas. In Nepal Christmas falls on December 25th. Every year people attend music shows, concerts, and Christmas programs Christmas. Attending and hosting parties are also done during this festival.

How is Christmas celebrate in Nepal?

Christmas is a festival of light and snow. Christmas is celebrated all over Nepal with lots of excitement and energy. Although the number of people who follow this religion is slightly lesser than the people following other religions. Christmas is also considered a national festival in Nepal. Shopping for Christmas begins at the start of December. Thamel is a place that you must visit during Christmas. During the festival of Christmas, the entire Thamel bazaar is decorated with lights and Christmas trees everywhere. There are different party’s concerts and programs in Thamel during this festival. People greet everyone and wish for good health and wellbeing for everyone.

Christmas Nepal

On the occasion of Christmas, our president Bidhya Devi Bhandari and our prime minister KP Sharma Oli express their greeting good health, prosperity, peace, and happiness to all the citizens of a country and to all Christians. Especially children are seen more excited for the Christmas as they will get gifts and Santa clause. Unlike other festivals in Nepal, you can eat non-vegetarian food at Christmas. Mostly roasted chicken, vegetable salad, and other Nepali foods along with turkey, pumpkin pies, and Christmas puddings are made in a feast during this festival. Many restaurants offer discounts during this time of the year.

You will have to visit churches during Christmas as it is decorated in the most beautiful way. Christmas Trees are decorated beautifully with bells, stars, reindeers, gift boxes, and many other decorations and the twinkling stars add more beauty to the decoration. People sing and dance in the church they thank Jesus for giving them life. Normally, Christian people host parties or any kind of feast in their house.

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Merry Christmas in Nepal

Christmas is celebrated globally on the birthday of Jesus Christ. They celebrate this day to remember the sacrifice made by Jesus on earth. Although the exact day on which Jesus Christ was born is unknown till now. However, it is said that he was born around 7 BC, which was during the 4th century. Before this time people used to worship and celebrate this day secretly. Christmas was officially started celebrating on December 25th by the western church later on the eastern country also started celebrating Christmas on the same day.

During the 4th century before the birth of Jesus Christ people used to celebrate light during mid-winter. People used to celebrate that the worst part of the year winter has ended and they could see the sun and feel warm. People used to worship different gods for the summer, Germans used to thank and worship god Oden and Romans would worship Saturn who is also known as the God of agriculture. But after the birth of Jesus Christ people started celebrating Christmas.

Christmas in Nepal 

The history behind Christmas Celebration

Years ago prophets had promised Jewish people of the western region that God would send them savior and teacher to teach them about the importance of life. Now after the birth of Jesus people started to believe that Jesus Christ is the savior and teacher that god had sent. Jesus’s mother was a young lady and was engaged and got pregnant. Due to some reason, the engagement could not turn into a marriage. Jesus’ father’s name was Joseph and he was kind of upset that his fiancé was pregnant. Then an angel came to him and told him that the baby would be a holy one and he had to take good care of the baby.

According to the Roman ruler, all the people have to move back to their home of the tax. Joseph took his wife and to the stable and his wife had a baby at the same stable and named the baby Jesus Christ. On the same night, there came two visitors. The first visitor was shepherds in the fields that they would find a newborn king lying in an animals’ feed bin. And the next visitor was a wise man who recently saw a new star in the sky and followed it until he found the stable in which Jesus was born. So this is how Jesus was born. And now Christmas is celebrated to remember these incidents of Jesus Christ. Every year 25th December as the birth of Jesus Christ.

Chrismas start from the king of Rome Constantine

The official celebration of Christmas was started by the king of Rome Constantine. In Nepal celebrated since 2007 after Nepal was declared as a secular state. During the rule of arenas during 1950, BS Nepal Christians went to India as celebrating Christmas was not allowed in Nepal. But after the Rana rule collapsed all the Christian people came back to Nepal. After that many international agencies like the United Mission to Nepal and International Nepal Fellowship were established in Nepal along with these agencies Christianity started to increase in Nepal. After that slow churches were started to build.

Now many national and international organization has been giving relief and donation to homeless and elderly people through the churches. Now a day’s maximum of churches has been serving Nepal as a shelter for elderly and homeless people. They also have been providing free education. Nowadays people have been attracted to Christianity more.


Santa clause in Merry Christmas

Santa clause is one of the most exciting things about Christmas. Years ago in Turkey, there was a famous monk named st. Nicholas. He was famous for the piety and kindness he showed to all the people. He belonged to a rich and wealthy family. Then he traveled to the countryside and gave all his wealth to the poor and sick. Once he saved three poor girls who were sold by their fathers to slavery and prostitution.

Then he traveled into many places he saved thousands of children from child labor and gave them a good life. So because of his kind habit, he is known as Santa clause all around the world. So from then, every child waits for the gift from Santa clause during Christmas. Children are fonder of Santa clause. During Christmas, many parents dress up as Santa clause and gave their children gifts.

Christmas Song

Jingle Bells

James Pierpont – 1857

Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh
Over the fields we go, laughing all the way;
Bells on bob-tail ring, making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh

A day or two ago, I thought I’d take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright Was seated by my side;
The horse was lean and lank, misfortune seemed his lot;
He got into a drifted bank and we got upset

A day or two ago, the story I must tell
I went out on the snow, and on my back, I fell;
A gent was riding by, in a one-horse open sleigh
He laughed as there I sprawling lie but quickly drove away

Now the ground is white, go it while you’re young
Take the girls tonight, and sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bob-tailed bay, two-forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh and crack! You’ll take the lead


International Christmas at Kathmandu, Nepal

The Christmas season in Kathmandu is a very fun and exciting time of the year. As Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, there are many big malls and shops in Kathmandu. You can celebrate your best Christmas in Kathmandu. Thamel is the best place where you can spend your Christmas. All the shops in Thamel are decorated with lights. You can see the Christmas trees decorated with lights and glitters in every shop. There is also an artificial snowman all around the road in Thamel.

As deforestation is not allowed nowadays but for celebrating Christmas there are different artificial trees which are environment friendly. The artificial trees during Christmas can be stored for further use. Most of the people in Kathmandu wear the famous Santa cap and give the Christmas vibe. You can get Christmas special meals like chicken, vegetable salad, and other Nepali foods along with turkey, pumpkin pies, and Christmas puddings in the restaurant of Kathmandu. During this time of the year, many restaurants tend to give discounts to customers especially tourists. There are also many churches in Kathmandu which you can visit. People celebrate Christmas in churches by singing, dancing, and performing the different Jesus Christ’s acts.

People in the church tell a lot of Christmas related story. Santa clause will be giving presents to all the children in the church. There are different concerts and programs held in any part of the country on the occasion of Christmas. Although we Nepali people follow the Hindu and celebrate Hindu New Year we also celebrate English New Year with the same enthusiasm. People most go to clubs and parties for celebrating New Year and Christmas. Kathmandu is the main point where normally tourists tend to spend their Christmas and New Year.

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Christmas 2021

Christmas is an international festival. People almost around the country celebrate Christmas. Every year for Christmas in Nepal. people gather together during this festival and celebrate it with family and friends. But this year 2020 during the pandemic many of us are in lockdown. The risk of coronavirus is all around the world. The entire world is suffering from this virus. Many people around the world have lost their life due to this disease. On the other hand, we should also celebrate our festival and save our culture. During this crucial time, we must be careful while celebrating the festival. The government has prohibited public gatherings and celebrating festivals.

But during this time for Christmas in Nepal, we must celebrate the festival cautiously. Thanks to invention and technology there have been many virtual ways of celebrating festivals. Video conference with the family will keep you close to your near once during this festive season. Also, there are many online stores that provide a safe delivery system. You can send gifts and food via online stores to your family or friends.

Celebrate your Chrismas in Kathmandu

This year Christmas is not going to be the same as the previous year. And this year we will pray for the well-being of our family and people around the world. Here are the things which should be considered while celebrating Christmas 2021. We should avoid public gatherings this year. It is not good to go to Christmas or New Year parties. We do not know who among us are infected as anyone can be affected by this deadly virus. We will have to make sure that everyone in our family is wearing masks and is safe. As we all know coronavirus can be very dangerous to old age people and children. We have to make sure that they are safe and they do not catch this virus.

As mention by the government, we should not walk and travel anywhere unless it is absolutely necessary. We should keep our hands sanitize. Hand sanitizer is very important during this time as it kills the virus. We should use sanitizer every time when you go out. There are many people around the world who are not able to eat or feed their families because of this lockdown.

Many people have lost the home and job due to the lockdown as the whole world is suffering from financial. And Festival is all about happiness so we should help needy people in a crucial time. We should eat the food which will help to increase our immunity power. Increasing immunity will help us to fight against this deadly disease. We have to be safe and celebrate Christmas in Nepal differently during this year. Stay happy and stay safe!!!!


Chhath Festival – Nepal Chhath Puja, 2021 Date and Its Celebration

Chhath Festival in Nepal

Nepal is a country of festivals and religion. Each year there are lots of festivals to celebrate in Nepal. The Nepali calendar will be all covered by the festivals.  Dashain, Tihar, chat, Holi, Janai Purnima, and Sangrati, etc. are the major festival which is celebrated in Nepal.  Chhath Festival is one of the most important Hindu festivals in which lord Surya (sun) is worshipped.  Chhath puja is commonly known as Chhath Parva, Dala Chhath, Surya Shasthi, and Chaithi. This is celebrated in different parts of the world including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh of India, and the Maithili region of Nepal.  Chhath Parva starts after the end of Tihar in Nepal. According to the Hindu calendar, Chhath Parva falls on the month of Kartik. This festival is mainly celebrated for thanking Suryabhagwan for the life on earth. Unlike other Hindu festivals, Chhath Parva does not involve idolatry.


Chhath Festival in Nepal

Chhath Parva is the main festival of Maithili culture because Chhath Parva is mentioned in both Ramayana and Mahabharata. The rituals of Chhath puja is mostly done during the morning, during sunrise because Hindu people believe that the light of the sun during the early morning helps to cure many diseases. Chhath Parva is beneficial for both health and the environment. The main rituals of this festival are observed on the fourth day of the rituals. The rituals mainly include taking a holy bath in the river, fasting, standing and worshiping the sun for a long time, and offering Prasad to mostly married women. In this festival, Married women take fast for prosper and longer life of their family.

It is believed that when you take a dip in the river during Chhath puja all your sin will be flown away by the water. Since Chhath puja falls during the month of November, it is also said the rituals during Chhath puja will kill all the bacteria of your body and prepares your body for the coming winter season.

Chhath festival


Significance of Chhath Puja

Interestingly, Surya is the main god that is worshipped during Chhath. People thank lord Surya for the light and for making their lives on the earth possible. Particularly, they worship lord Surya during times of sunrise and sunset. Especially women fast the whole day and eat only after the sunset during Chhath Parva. Devotees also worship goddess Usha and Pratyusha along with lord sun. Usha is the first ray of sun, the sun rays during morning and pratyusha are the last ray of sun in the evening, during the festival.

As the sun is the source of healing so, people having some minor disease also do the rituals of this festival. This festival aware people of the conservation of nature and also teaches the importance of the environment. People who are involved in agriculture also celebrate this festival thanking god for the good harvest in the season just ended and also for the coming season. According to Hindu scriptures offering lord, Surya different Prasad like Thekku, Laddu, Kheer, fruits in bamboo minnows will make the lord happy and heal everyone from their problems. People during this festival eat pure vegetarian food without onion and garlic and the Prashad is made without salt.

Along with the religious importance Chhath puja also have scientific importance. It is said that when you take dips in the water while exposed to the sun our body’s bio-electricity flow is increased which overall improves the functionality of the body.

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Chhath puja 2021

There are different festivals celebrated in Nepal. Dashain, Tihar, and Chhath puja are some of the major festivals of the Hindu religion. We all have been celebrating festivals with our family, friends, and neighbor by sharing our happiness with them. But this year due to the danger of Covid-19 widely known as coronavirus, we will be celebrating the festival differently.  Due to the critics of this virus, we will not be able to celebrate the festival with our family and friend as before. But as festivals are very important parts of our life, we must celebrate the festival taking safety precautions.

We have to celebrate these festivals with the same energy and excitement as last year but following necessary precautions. As the government has prohibited huge public gatherings and outings, this time we will celebrate Chhath puja with less crowd and in some cases virtually. Instead of going out for Chhath puja this time we celebrate this festival from home. There are different virtual ways of celebrating Chhath puja.  Here are different ways to celebrate Chhath puja this year.


Celebration Chhath Parva through Video call

We all have been celebrating the festival with our family and friends. As this year due to Covid-19, there will not be a possibility to travel and celebrate this festival. But we surely could talk to them via video call and enjoy the rituals and enjoy with the same energy. As technology has made communication easier, the video call is the best virtual way to celebrate the festival and get connected to our close ones.

Distributing Virtual gifts

Gifts are always an exciting part of festivals.  Without exchanging gifts the festival may feel life boring. However, the pandemic has changed the situation and the best way to exchange gifts would be virtual gifts. There are different online stores like Daraz, Foodmario, Bhojmario, etc which will provide a delivery system with safety precautions. You can buy gifts for your family and friends and the store will deliver it to them.

Chhath festival Nepal

History of Chhath puja

Chhath puja is all about worshipping Lord Surya for a longer, happier, and prosperous life on the earth. Since the origin of this festival is unclear and indefinite, however, there are some ancient beliefs on the history of Chhath puja. Chhath Puja carries interesting History. The puja is mentioned in both the holy book of Hindus Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Chhath puja on Mahabharata

Along with five Pandavs, Kunti also gave birth to another child before birth as she was given magical power. That child was the son of Lord Surya. He used to stand in front of the Ganga River and used to offer his prayer to Lord Surya and started Chhath puja however, it is also said that Draupadi and Pandav performed the same prayer when they got there kingdom Indraprastha back from Kauravs. So from that period Chhath puja is celebrated.

Chhath puja on Ramayana

It is also believed that Lord Ram is also associated with Chhath puja. After Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman return after 14 years of Banbash to Ayodhya. Lord Ram and Sita took a fast for a whole day and eat after sunset in the honor of Lord Surya. So from then, it is said that every year Chhath puja is celebrated in the honor of Lord Surya.


Rituals which are involved on Chhath puja

Chhath Parva is started from the start of Kartik month. There are many small rituals throughout the month but the important rituals are performed after about 4 or 5 days of Diwali.

Chhath puja is a four-day ritual that is mainly celebrated in the Mithila region of Nepal and various parts of India. Chhath Puja always falls on the fourth day after Diwali ends. This year puja is celebrated on November 20,

Friday. On this day the major celebration would take place in different parts of the country, People of the Kathmandu valley can see wonderfully decorated Kamalpokhari. There will be a huge crowd of people at this place. And the decoration will look extraordinary. The worshipper would offer” Argha” to the Sun God during sunset.

And distribute Prasad to all the devotees presented at the rituals. However, the situation may be different this time due to Covid-19. The crowd of people would be less as compared to the previous year and also people must follow all the rules and regulations to prevent Pandemic.

Day 1: Naya Khay

The first day of this festival is called Naya Khay. On this day devotee take a dip on the river. Karnali, Koshi, and Ganga are the main rivers to take a dip during this festival. But you can take a dip near your home. After the holy dip devotee takes the water of the river to their home. it is believed that taking that water on your home will keep bad energy away. After that devotee takes fast for the whole day without even drinking water and after sunset, they will have Prashad.

Day 2: Lokhanda or kharna

The second day of Chhath puja is called lokhanda or khana. on this day devotee take bath early in the morning. After the bath, they worship the sun and start their fast. During that day they dance and sing and after the sunset, they have their meal. After that, they worship sunset and the moon in the evening. The devotee will offer kheer, rice, and banana to their family members. After that, they will keep fast for another whole day.

Day 3: Sandhya Arghya

The third day of Chhath puja is called Sandhya Arghya. During this day people will continue their fasting from the last day. They will not even have water during that day. The devotee will spend their entire day doing puja they will make and offer the Prashad to other people. Thekua, coconut banana, and other seasonal fruits are very important for making Prashad. After that, all the devotees will get together on the bank of the river or pond and offer their prayer to the lord’s sun.

Chhath festival

Day 4: Bihaniya or Bhorwa Ghat (Morning Arghya)

This is the last and final day of Chhath puja. On this day devotee wake up early in the morning and take a bath. After that devotees will again gather together on the bank of the river, pond, or any water bodies. They will offer prayers to the lord’s son. After offering the Arghya to the god they will kneel down and at ghast and worship Chathi Maiya. They will pray for the prosperous and healthy life of their family members. They will dance and enjoy themselves throughout the day. Thus by these rituals, Chhath puja will be ended.

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Here are the lesser-known facts about Chhath puja

1)         Chhath puja is one of the few festivals which is mentioned in both Mahabharata and Ramayana.

2)         Unlike other Hindu festival Chhath puja is claimed and supported by scientists. They also clarify the concept of detoxification and revitalization of the body by this festival.

3)         The rituals during this festival allows and supports the absorption of vitamin D in the body.

4)         If you are performing the rituals in Chhath puja then you are not allowed to eat non-vegetarian food. Also while breaking your fast you should not eat salty food.

5)         Chhath puja is not the worship of any idol.


Why celebrate Chhath Puja?

Chhath puja is a very beneficial festival for Hindus. Celebrating this festival is eco-friendly and does not cause pollution. Furthermore, the main aim of celebrating this festival is to gain mental purity and heal the soul. This festival focuses on respecting natural resources and maintaining cleanliness. This festival teaches us to thank for all the things that the earth has given us. Here are some of the benefits of celebrating Chhath puja

As this festival focus on worshipping lord Surya, the main rituals are performed during sunrise and sunsets. The radiation of the sun will cure all the harmful bacteria from your body. Due to this radiation, the bloodstream improves the circulation of white blood cells in your body.

Chhath Festival has both physical and mental benefits. As a physical benefit, Chhath Puja will improve the immunity power of Devotees. The safe radiation that comes from the sunlight will help to cure bacterial and fungal infections of the skin. It also helps to increase the blood circulation system and boost the fighting power of blood. Additionally, the solar energy obtained from sunlight will make a balance secretion of hormones and fulfill the energy requirement to the body.

Thus Chhath Puja is important to boost our immune system and make our body fit and fine. Apart from this, Chhath puja also possesses the mental benefit to the people. A devotee can have mental peace and calmness as all the anger, negative energy is reduced. The devotee will go in deep prayer and hence awakes the healing, intuition, and telepathy.



National Anthem of Nepal – Lyrics and Song

 National Anthem of Nepal

“Sayaun Thunga Phool ka” was officially declared as the National Anthem of Nepal to celebrate the revolution against Monarchy. In 2007, on August 3, a ceremony was in the conference hall of the National Planning Commission, inside Singha Durbar. On that day, the speaker of the interim parliament, Mr. Subash Chandra Nemwang officially declared “Sayaun Thunga Phool kathe national Anthem of Nepal.

The type of musical composition that is officially recognized by a nation’s government and the constitution is known as National Anthem/Song. It is also represented as a patriotic song to represent a particular country. As a matter of fact, most countries have their own National Anthem.

Interestingly, the national anthem is varied from each different country. Not only this, but there is also no hard and vast rule for its composition. The various reasons that cause varieties in tune, the texture of the national anthem are tradition, culture, and many more. We know that the earth is filled with beautiful people, however, the residing place of people varies based on the continent, country, etc. Every person loves their country regardless of their shape, size, structure, etc.

National Song arise many questions such as what is the impact of National Anthems.

What is the real meaning of the song?

Why does any nation have a national anthem of its own?

When is the national anthem used?

Does the national anthem give a negative impression?

Well, this article will help to answers the above questions in detail.

People should respect their ruling government and policy. The utmost prior factor that people should respect is its national anthem. The national anthem does not discriminate against people based on their race, religion, culture, and tradition. Despite, it unites all the people assuring that all people are sons/daughter of its nation.

The prominent importance of the national anthem is, it is the reflection of history, tradition, and struggles. It is also used as a medium to express national identity.

The name given to the national anthem is the state anthem, national song, and national hymn. The national anthem evokes a long history, greatest achievement, important personalities related to the country. This song is a tribute to all the greatest patriotic people, who fought for the country, stood for its development. The National Anthem of Nepal is a sweet combination of sweet texture and clear wording.

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National Song of Nepal

Talking to the description National Song of Nepal, it lies in the third position in the BBC’s list of ‘Rio 2016’. It was also declared as the most amazing national song.

Before “Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka”, “Shreeman Gambhir” Nepali was our national song. This song was penned by Mr. Chakrapani Chalise in 1924. Mr. Bakhat Bahadur Budhapirthi was the composer of this song.

Talking about the style of the national anthem, most of them are marches and hymns style. Singing a national anthem is a way of remembering our glorious day and pride. While singing this song, we have a strong feeling of belonging towards the nation. The national anthem is designated for the whole nation, regardless of religion, and age. These songs are taught us since our childhood period. Every time we sing the national anthem of Nepal, it rejuvenates energy in us, develops a certain emotion of unity among the people of our country.

The texture of the national anthem of the various country is a march-like and hymn-like composition. The composition of lyrics is made in such a way it reflects the struggles of freedom movements, diverse culture, beautiful landscapes, and unique traits of a particular country.

Every national anthem is composed of a beautiful short story dedicating to a particular nation.

There are various interesting facts about the national anthem in the words. Spain has a wordless anthem. Some of the nearby states use a common national anthem. Uganda has the shortest national anthem, in contrast to this Greece has the longest national anthem. Other various interesting facts will be discussed later on.


Importance of National Anthem

National anthems are always sung while conducting cultural activities. They are also using in the greatest festivals. Before the beginning and end of such festivals. Besides these, we sing the national anthem during major important day celebrations such as martyr’s day, democracy day, Constitution Day, Labor Day, Buddha Jayanti, etc. They are playing or sing before any special event, seminar, games, etc. The national anthem is the major part while initiating any good deeds. In the very big international events such as sports, meetings, seminars, etc., the national anthem of each participating team is playing to express their respect toward the nation.

Similarly, the national anthem of the winning team is playing during the medal ceremony. In most cases, the anthem of the host nation is playing at the last. Additionally, students are taught the importance of the national anthem. That’s why the national anthem is a vital part of the school’s daily routine in most countries. School students sing national songs before starting their regular classes in the assembly. And they also sing it before going home after completing their school period. In many political meetings.

it is compulsorily playing. Interestingly, it is also playing in Movie Theater before starting the movie. In countries like China and Colombia, there is a trend to play national songs at specific times of the day. The medium to play a national song is by radio and also on television channels. There are various ways of promoting the national song of different countries.


Description of National Song of Nepal

“Sayaun Thunga Phool ka Hami……..” is the novel national anthem of Nepal. Great poet Pradeep Kumar Rai has written it. Additionally, music composing by Late Amber Gurung. This new national song consists of two stanzas. Each stanza also comprises 4 lines. Altogether, there are 47 words in the song. The song is beautifully written and also compose flawlessly. Talking about the evolvement of this new song dated back to 2006.

In 2006, the revolutions against the monarchy. This song was made indicating the end of the monarchy system in 2006. In 2007, August 3 this new national anthem was also officially adopted. Before the revolution against the monarchy, there was an old monarchy anthem. About 1272 people participated in the context of writing this song. Among them, Pradeep Kumar Rai won and selected for writing the national song. Therefore, He recognizes by his pet name called Byakul Maila.

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Nepali Lyrics:

सयौंथुँगाफूलकाहामी, एउटैमालानेपाली

सार्वभौमभईफैलिएका, मेची-माहाकाली।



वीरहरूकारगतले, स्वतन्त्ररअटल।


ज्ञानभूमि, शान्तिभूमितराई, पहाड, हिमाल



बहुलजाति, भाषा, धर्म, संस्कृतिछन्विशाल

अग्रगामीराष्ट्रहाम्रो, जयजयनेपाल।



English Translation:

Hundreds of flowers – Ek saya garland – Nepali

Sovereign, spread out from Mechi to Mahakali.

A playground for millions of Nature’s gifts

By the blood of heroes, independent and immovable.

The Land of knowledge, land of peace, Terai, hills, mountains

The Indivisible – our beloved, motherland Nepal.

The Multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-religious, and with a large culture

Progressive nation ours, oh great Nepal!

The core meaning of the new national song has represented the whole nation and its people. Besides these, it also includes the proud moment and glorious moment.

Description of the National anthem of Nepal song begins with hundreds of flowers are scattering all over Nepal. Here Flower represents Nepali people of different castes and tribes. They are all compiling as one garland, and gives a beautiful texture, despite their types. Although people are from Mechi to Mahakali, they all share brotherhood and respect the nation. Nepal as a whole nation is a platform for millions of nature’s gifts and creatures. the country is truly prevailing in the case of natural beauty and scenario. It is home to thousands of mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, religious temples, and many more. Nepal is a country of mountains. As it includes dozens of highest mountains, including also Mount Everest as well. Besides, it is also the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha.  Nepal alone comprises 10 World heritage sites.


  1. Pashupatinath Temple
  2. Swayambhunath Stupa
  3. Boudhanath Stupa
  4. Kathmandu Durbar Square
  5. Patan Durbar Square
  6. Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  7. Changu Narayan Temple
  8. Lumbini Nepal
  9. Chitwan National park
  10. Sagarmatha National Park

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Nepal is a developing country, and sadly it is not economically rich. However, we have lots of natural things to feel proud of. These world heritage sites are using to uplift our tourism industry. The tourism industry is the main source of income in Nepal. Kathmandu is the city of temples. Discovering new places is possible with the beauty of Nepal. Besides, these people of Nepal are friendly and cooperative. I assure you that you will have a great journey in Nepal.

Another great thing to be proud of is, Nepal is an independent country forever. No country has ever ruled Nepal. This is only possible because of our great warriors. Many people have sacrificed their lives to protect our nation and their contribution to Nepal’s independence is commendable. This is why we celebrate Matarys day on Magh 16(January 30), Loktantra day on Baisakh 11(April 24), and Democracy Day on February 19.

The theme of the National anthem of Nepal song also describes Nepal as the land of Knowledge, a Land of peace all over Terai, Hill, and Himalaya. The land is indivisible by any force and power. It is the land of multi-racial people, multi-lingual, multi-religious people. The culture is huge, with many festivals to celebrate. Yes, it is a progressive nation, always developing and protecting its people. This is Great Nepal, oh Great Nepal. Thus, the overall summary of the national anthem describes Nepali sovereignty, unity, cultural and biological diversity, Progress, peace, scenic beauty, and nation pride.

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Some of the interesting facts behind the national Anthems of Different countries in the whole world:

Shortest national anthem= Ugandan anthem

Longest national anthem= Greece anthem

National anthem comprising of oldest word= Japan’s anthem

Wordless National anthem=Spain’s Anthem

The national anthem of South Africa consists of 5 different language

Country sharing same tune in national anthem= Estonia, and Finland

The national anthem of France= incredibly blood-thirsty lyrics

Common Writer of the national anthem of India and Bangladesh=Rabindranath Tagore

A country with no national anthem of its own=Cyprus

The initiation of Ukraine’s anthem is “Ukraine is not yet dead”

The composer of Costa Rica’s national anthem=was put in prison


Final Say,

The new national anthem of Nepal is all about unity, courage, and pride, the scenic beauty of Nepal, praising Nepali sovereignty, peace, progress, and many more.

All in all, this has included all the great features of Nepal, its culture, people, independence, revolution, etc. All the words are arranging in a beautiful way so that it gives a clear meaning.

We Nepali are always ready to serve you with our natural scenic beauty. Exploring the incredibly beautiful mountains is a dream for everyone. Thus, visiting Nepal would surely fulfill your dream to experience trekking, hiking,

जय नेपाल! जय देस!!!!!!

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Janai Purnima Festival Nepal- Celebrating Through Out the Country

Janai Purnima Festival

Festivals in Nepal begin with religions and flows with the natural spirit.  Festivals are rituals that symbolize the cultural sensibility of a particular group or a society. Janai Purnima festival is one of the religious festivals in Nepal.

In this sequence of festivals, rituals like MatatirthaAusi, Buddha Jayanti occur, and also Janai Purnima. Before knowing what’s done here let’s know what it is actually. Brahmans in society are regarded as pure souls who in their entire life has and will not commit any sin. The mindset of people is that Brahmins and sacred souls are interlinked. So, for this, a sacred thread is worn by them around their body which keeps them away from committing sins.

Janai is a string made up of cotton materials. It is worn across the chest by the Hindu male. Only Hindu males are supposed to use this thread in a religious ceremony called Bratabandhan.

Biggest Hindu Festival

As a sequence of rituals goes hand in hand the Janai is linked with some other ritual called Bratamandha. Actually, Janai is not worn by every single people. Randomly if some person put Janai it’s not given any worth. Janai is only worthy if it is put after fulfilling the criteria and performing a special ritual called Bratamandha. Janai is basically a thread that is worn around the body of Brahman boys. After the boys reach a certain age that’s more than 5 then Bratamandha can be done. In Bratamandha, some spiritual activities are carried out, and finally, he is allowed to put a Janai.

Now, as we know what Janai is let’s know what Purnima is? Basically, the full moon day where the moon is completely visible. That day is called Purnima. Nepal’s government will declare a public holiday to celebrate this festival.


Janai Purnima Mantra

Below is the RakshyaBandhan Mantra enchanted in the day of Janai Purnima:

Raksha Bandhan Mantra



तेनत्वं बधनामीरक्षेमाचलमाचल”

The meaning of this mantra is  you will be protected  by this thread

Festivals in Nepal

In Nepal festivals are celebrated by gathering people, worshipping to god, through acts, dramas, performances of rituals. These are different ways of offering gratitude towards gods and goddesses. Festivals are marked as the day of happiness, togetherness, social goodness, longevity, and prosperous health of the person. The origination of various festival is different and based on its own stories.

In addition, it helps in minimizing the bitterness among the family members. It also brings joy, merry-makings in the family member realizing they should celebrate the rituals. People forget about their past, future and are mesmerized by the beauty of clustered festivals. Nepal has numerous festivals gathered on the calendar. Each is a special ritual, jatras occur which gives a picturesque view. With the rise of a year to its end there occur many festivals which flow as a cycle.


Celebration of Janai Purnima Festival

Janai Purnima is a ceremony where the changing of Janai (sacred thread) is done, worn around the wrist and so many more. On this day all the people who clean their bodies wear clean clothes and boys who have done Bratabandha unclutter the old Janai and offer the new one. All other people go to nearby temples and reach the priest. The priest offers them Janai and they wrap it around the wrist of people.

Then people give Dakshina to the priest and celebrate it happily. From the aged people to the infants have wrapped it around the wrist. People go to the nearest temples which are regarded as pure to offer Janai but the most obsessed place is Gosainkunda. Gosaikunda is a lake situated at a high altitude and in a distant place from the city areas or normal places where people reside. Going to Gosainkunda is actually a tough journey. You have to overcome lots of struggles to get to Gosainkunda.

In spite of all those obstacles, people get there just to celebrate it. There are many groups of people who go there on this day. Although the journey to Gosaikunda is exhausting, the pleasurable feeling after going there is beyond your imagination.

As a special dish kwati is eating.

Thus, the special moment is worthy of a challenging journey. There are people who are obsessed with the beauty of nature around here. Not only will these, but Goisaikunda also Possesses religious importance, going there gives you peace of mind and soul. People visit there, to pray for their family’s happiness, prosperity, and longevity.

in the Janai Purnima festival, Newar people offer different food items to frogs/ the agent of the god of rainfall. This is done to increase the production of crops by making happy to the god of rain.

Many beliefs are there regarding the Janai. During a popular festival called Tihar, there is a day Laxmi puja. On this day cow is worshipped. So, the Janai which we wrapped around the wrist of our hand is opened and it is wrapped around the tail of a cow. Any wish we make during this is said to be fulfilled by god.

At every festival, various kinds of food are regarded as special. Delicious food is cooked at various festivals. Likewise in Janai Purnima, there is also a special dish made called kwati. Ultimately 9 different kinds of grains are taken. It is soaked overnight and then cooked. All different kinds of spices are ground and put in it and a tasty curry is prepared.


Janai Purnima 2021

On this special day, another special task is also done which is separately known as Raksha Bandhan. It is celebrated by the siblings. This occasion helps to flourish the relationship between the sisters and brothers. Every sister puts the Rakhi on the wrist of the brother. The Rakhi is either prepared by themselves or bought. For this occasion different kind of Rakhi is prepared and sold in the market.

Observe in the month of Shrawan, Janai Purnima is also called Raksha Bandhan. The literal importance of this festival is the festival, celebrated to increase the bond of purity and security.  All Hindus from different countries celebrate the Janai Purnima festival.

It is the sacred thread festival. On this day, Hindu men (Brahmin and Chettris), perform the ritual of changing Janai. They take a bath and change their annual Janai. Another will celebrates this festival by putting a sacred thread around their wrist.


When Janai Purnima falls?

The story behind the name Janai Purnima is interesting. The Janai is a sacred thread and Purnima indicates the full moon day. This is why this festival is celebrated on the full moon day of Shrawan according to the Bikram Sambat calendar. Another name of Janai Purnima is also called Shrawan Purnima. The answer to the question when is Janai Purnima this year: it is recorded as it falls on 30th Shrawan in Nepali date. Which also coincides with the English Calendar date of August 3rd,2020.

Rituals to perform during Janai Purnima

In these rituals, a person should make a clean long thread to wear the next day. Besides these, many priests sit in different places of the temple to put tika and tie thread to the pilgrims. All the devotees will visit their nearest temple to perform this ritual. On the main day call RakhsyaBandhan, a person takes a bath and wears clean clothes. Then after they will visit the temple to receive tika on their forehead. They make themselves clean by shaving and cutting hair. On this day, they undergo partial fasting. As it is believed that, they should only eat after replacing the annual Janai. Additionally, on this day a person should eat only one meal.

Not only should this but the food they eat also be a pure vegetarian product. Some of the Brahmins also avoid onions, garlic, etc in their meal. For your kind information, there is this unique trait of Hindus that they should clean their body for every big event.
In the Purnima dawn, men regularly go to nearby rivers and ponds. And they take a secret bath by dipping their body. They dip at least thrice in the water. After this men will Change their Janai by breaking the old ones.

What is Rakshya Bandhan Doro?

The literal meaning of Rakshya Bandhan is associated with the protection of relationships. Rakshya refers to “to protect” and Bandhan represents “bond or tie”. Thus Rakshya Bandhan is the festival celebrated to make a stringer bond with their loved ones. Celebrating this festival makes a stronger bond. Females of all ages will tie the thread around their wrists. It is also called Doro in a typical Nepali word. Some people say it Janai or Dhago also. Not only women but all males regardless of their ages will tie it. Generally, women are supposed to tie it in the left wrist, and males are supposed to tie it in the right wrist.

Rakhi Day

This is the festival of brother and sisters closeness too. Both brothers and sisters will tie Rakhi in each other’s wrist and give blessings for their success. However, this Rakhi tradition is mostly followed in the Terai region. But nowadays people of the hilly and Himalayan regions are also adopting this tradition. Both of them pray for the long life and well-being of their sisters/brothers. Additionally, they exchange gifts and delicious food also to make them happy.

Doing so will promote their bonding forever. In the cities houses, the family in Nepal the priest visits the residence of people to tie Doro. Family members gather and the priest reads the important stories from the holy book and performs the ceremony. They also impart the importance of celebrating Raksha Bandhan. They do rituals to purify the new thread. Then, men will wear it across the chest. The priest/Pandit is then served with food, amounts of money as a return gift. The giving kinds of stuff are also called Daan in Sanskrit.


Importance of celebrating Janai Purnima

Another belief associated with this Doro is, it will bring them good luck in their life. Additionally, Doro is a symbol of love. It will make the family bond stronger. This Doro is kept safely till Dipawali. And on the special day of Laxmi Puja, the thread is untied and later tied on the tail of a cow. This is the very special ritual taken in Tihar. Doing this will fulfill your wish and washed away your sin. The thread can be found in various colors, such as orange, red, and a mix of other colors.
There is a belief that Hindus should cross the Baitarniriver after their death to reach heaven. Thus, the cow is supposed to help him/her to pass that Baitarni River.

They carry the dead to their tail and help to cross the river to take to heaven. Thus, tying Doro on the tail of the cow would make your place to heaven after death. On this occasion, a special meal called Kwati is cooked. in the Janai Purnima festival, Kwati is made by mixing nine different pulses. The special Tejpatta leaves are also added to the Kwati soup to make it more delicious.


Final Say,

Nepal is also known as a country with lots of festivals. Celebrating festivals in Nepal is a way of exchanging happiness, showering love to family, relatives, and acquaintances. The prior region of celebrating the festival is remembering the past day and thanking God for these lives. Nepal is a country multiethnic and multicultural. Due to which festivals differ from the different ethnic group and the ways of celebration is vastly different. Spread Happiness Celebrate Janai Purnima this year on the 30th of Shrawan, 2078. Above the Himalaya, the team is wishing advance Happy Janai Purnima festival 2078 and wishing for your prosperous health and well-being.

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Nepal Launches New Map – Kalapani, Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura

Nepal New map including Kalapani, Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura

The border disputes related toKalapani, Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura are now approaching towards conclusion after the exposure of a new map by the Nepal government. The longer border disputes rooted since 1864 AD, was not able to successfully conclude, despite having various meetings.
Nepalese has always dreamt of its greater Nepal. As our greatest leader in the past has fought to make one united greatest Nepal.

The government of Nepal on May 18, 2020, has published its new political map including these three states which is the property of Nepal but was never officially included in the map. Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Aryal exposed the map during a press meet on May 18, 2020. According to the updated map, these territories lie in Byas Rural Municipality of Darchula District, Sudurpaschim Province. After adding this conflicted territory, which was initially occupied by India, the total area of Nepal increases to 147,516 square kilometers. Before this, the total area of Nepal was 147,181 square kilometers. These territories consist of Gunji, Navi, Kuti that lies near Kalapani. This new official map will come into use soon.

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We all are very proud of the vital decision of the Nepal government. Nepal Launches New map including Kalapani, Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura on May 18, 2020. Many experts have given their strong statements regarding these issues. However, some of the Indian media are expressing objection regarding this issue. It is because they are unaware of the facts and the sugauli treaty done in 1816 AD.

New maps include the Limpiyadhura also

These north-western territories (Kalapani, Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura) have created a long term headache for Nepal, as both sides claim to be their own. However, based on the sugauli treaty done in 1864 AD proves that these territories belong to Nepal.

This revolutionary decision of Nepal was triggered after the inauguration of road construction done by India passing through these territories without any consent of Nepal. On May 12, 2020, India started the 79-km road construction to Manasarover that passes through these disputed areas(Kalapani, Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura). These actions were unilateral moves of the Indian Government. Several efforts were made for fixing a date for Foreign Secretariat level talks. Nepal government has also asked to “refrain from carrying out any activity inside the territory of Nepal.” Despite, those clear information, India has intentionally triggered Nepal by its disrespectful act.

In 2005, the Indian Government has obvious to construct the link road which was officially started in 2008. In 2014, the project has accelerated.
After the illegal inauguration of the road construction, the Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Gyawali had offered an ambassadorial note to Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra, clearly stating Nepal’s views on boundary issues.

History behindLipulekh, Limuyadhara, Kalapani

The origination of the territorial disputes dated back to the Treaty of Sugauli, signed in 1815 AD, December. Which was approved by the East India Company and the Kingdom of Nepal in 1816 AD. This was done after the end of the anglo-Nepalese war (1814-1816). Where Nepal lost 1/3rd of the territory.

In 1860, then Nepalese Prime Minister Junga Bahadur Rana helped the British in overpowering the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The result of this activity has led to the return of some parts of western terai to Nepal. Based on article V of the Sugauli Treaty, the eastern side of the Kali River belongs to Nepal and the western part of India. The source of the Kali River creates the greatest border disputes.

Nepali border expert claims the Kala Pani areas are Nepalese territory, based on the maps published by the then British Surveyor General of India in 1827 and 1856. Pondering to the fact that, the source of the Kali river lies at Limpiyadhura. Which circumstances that Kala Pani and lipulekh lies on the eastern side of the river. Buddhi Narayan Shrestha, Senior border experts also asserts that the river flows to the west of Kalapani. This is the main Kali river which comes from  Limpiyadhura. According to him, Limpiyadhura is the main source of the Kali river, which is also mentioning in the Old Atlas of China’, 1903.

Kalapani is the Nepali territory

In 2015, Nepal objects to the India-china object trade pact via lipulekh. However, India titles Pankhagad, a small river, lying on the southern part of Kalapani is the true border. Which somehow shows these areas are on their side. India generated new maps in 1879 AD, in which they rename the river flown from Limpyudhara. And conclude the kali river to river flown from kalapani. Which was a false statement India claims according to the changing map in 1879.

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They failed to assert their point as they hadn’t shown the real border, which is the Kali River. However, disputes is not a new one. As time and again, table talks have been done. But no conclusion has made in each meeting, no actions have been taken in these sectors. But now the triggering activities of road construction had made Nepal step these great actions.

Importance of Lipulekh and Kalapani

Another main vital reason behind this territory is its strategic importance.
Lipulekh, Kalapani, is a trio-junction of India, Nepal, and China. They possess geostrategic and geopolitical importance. They can keep an eye on China remaining in that area. In the 1993 Indo-China war, these parts are given as a lease to support. They set a camp in Limpyudhara for some time. During that time, they realize how important these areas are.
From the geo-economic point of view, it is the straight and shortest route from North India to Kailash Mansarovar.

Overview of Geography of Nepal

Nepal that lies between China and India, is a beautiful mountain country. It is lying in South Asia, sharing borders with China in the North and India on all other sides (the south, east, and west). The total area of Nepal is 147,181 sq. km and it lies between manages approximately 28°N and 84°E. It falls in the Temperate Zone of the north of the Tropic Cancer. The total distance from east to west of Nepal is 800 km whereas 150 to 250 from north to south.
The highest point in the country is marked as Mt. Everest (8,848 m)
And the lowest point is Jhapa (60 m), the Terai plains of Kechana Kalan.

As a matter of fact, Nepal is the second-largest country in terms of water resources. The huge water system of Nepal flow towards southern India. Nepal is mainly divided into three main geographical regions: the Himalayan region, the Hilly region, and the Terai region. Nepali is the official language of Nepali most people speak this language in Nepal. Our official currency is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR).
Nepal is a country with cultural diversity consisting of more than 80 ethnic groups.

Nepal is a small mountain country

Being a small mountain country, yet possess various world records factors, which is proud of Nepal. Besides these, the bravery of the Nepalese People has set an example in the whole world. They are ready to die, for protecting the motherland. Breathtaking beauty, cultural biodiversity is the awesome factor of Nepal, which makes Nepal stood out from another country. Nepal is truly a gem for travelers.

From having a wide variety of flora and fauna to holding the rarest species, Nepal is very popular. One-horned Rhino, Red panda, Bengal tiger, and the national flower Rhododendron are some of the rare species are in Nepal.
These articles will include facts about the famous and intriguing factors of Nepal that you must know.

Below is the list of interesting facts about Nepal covering its people, culture, history, geography, etc.

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Most importantly, If you want to know Nepal from very depth, you should get out of your comfort zone and visit here. No one can fully know Nepal from only the written facts. Unless traveling in Nepal would realize you, what heaven is?
This article explores various interesting facts about Nepal that will truly surprise you in the best possible way. Visiting Nepal once is not enough.

Undoubtedly, Nepal is a sovereign country, and capable of making its own decision. Growing up, we have always taught and heard, Nepal is a small country. This is because, of its placement between two larger nations, India and China. This led us historically believed in those statements, actually, we aren’t, as we possess various world record property included in our nation. And we are proud of this privileged factor. To think this is disrespectful towards our existence, our motherland, our constitution, and its sovereignty. It’s time to change our perspective and stand out for truth, for our nation.

Special thing to buy in Nepal- Finding your Way in Kathmandu

Special thing to buy in when you visit Nepal

Nepal, a country full of natural resources has lots of special things you can buy. A small landlocked country Nepal is extremely rich in beautiful mountains and rich culture. Nepal is a famous place for handmade goods and Also, the country is best known for its art and architecture. It has its unique Metalwork, clothing materials, tea, sculpture, paper made materials, dolls, trekking gear, jewelry, etc. These are things a tourist can buy from Nepal. You can get lots of adventure experience as well as the Special thing to buy when you visit Nepal.


There are many things to buy when you visit Nepal. you can look around the famous street of Thamel to buy gifts for friends, family as well as souvenirs for you. Every traveler loves to enjoy Nepal and wants to try its special things to buy when you visit Nepal would make Nepal remember for a lifetime. the country’s unique landscapes, serene nature, rich culture, hospitality, environment, etc. are the major highlights of Nepal’s visit. It is hard to get over the beauty of Nepal.

Finding your way around Kathmandu

Finding Your Way Around Kathmandu, Kathmandu is a city like no other. The first thing to note is that it is incredibly busy, at times even chaotic. The rabbit warren of streets seems to fill up with people from almost nowhere. For some people, the whole thing can feel a little chaotic, but if you’re not averse to picking your way through the crowds, then you might just fall in love with the place. To help you on that journey, here are some of our suggestions for visiting this remarkable city.

Where to Stay

Dwarika’s hotel is a truly special place to call home for the duration of your stay. Although it is at the top end of the price range at around £200 per night for a deluxe room, it’s truly worth every bit of it. This hotel is actually a congregation of houses that sit around a courtyard. The setting is very traditional and looking out onto that beautiful courtyard in the mornings really transports you back in time. A good option for those who are on a bit of a budget is to stay for just one night. Whilst it’s a little slice of heaven to call it home for a week or so, the price can be prohibitive and you can certainly experience everything here in 24 hours. for the mid-range hotel Hotel Jampa is the best place in Thamel, This 3-star hotel offers you the best hospitality.

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Stretch Your Legs


Nepal photography

Caption: Prayers at Boudhanath  Stupa


If all that relaxation is getting a bit much then take a trip to Swayambhunath Stupa. This beautiful temple is the best place to experience the city from a vantage point. The views out across the sprawling metropolis are truly breathtaking. Of course, in order to get there, you’ll have to embark on a short trek up 365 steps – one for each day of the year. Once you reach the top, not only will you be greeted with the aforementioned views, but also with the temple itself and a whole load of monkeys, for whom the temple was built. After all Swayambhunath Stupa literally translates as ‘The Monkey Temple’.


What About the Rain?


Kathmandu is, unfortunately, not immune to the monsoon season. If you’re unlucky with the weather then a good place to make your base for the afternoon is the Casino Royale. This small but perfectly formed casino provides free food and drink for guests, as well as playing host to a small list of poker tournaments. There are plenty of slot machines to choose from, as well as a selection of table games. Better still, if you see the weather brightening up then it’s within walking distance to several of the main attractions, including Basantapur Tower and Jaganath Temple. During your tour you can find the If you’re after traditional Nepalese food, then head to one of Kathmandu’s many markets.

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Nepal is the best place for a unique shopping

Have you ever visited Nepal and shopped in infamous places? If not then, I say you have missed the experience of utilizing local products. This article will tell you about the famous products to buy in Nepal that you would love to take back to your home.
You can have a short stroll over local shops, alleyways to buying gifts for your loved ones. You will find a variety of local items to bring back home.

Moreover, the area’s most famous for tourists are all filled with decorated stores and stalls. Worrying about what to buy and where to buy is a common problem for, those who visited Nepal for the first time. Thus this article will help to figure out the best things to buy in Nepal. I am sure that after reading this article you would find loads of options for the best things to buy in Nepal.
Here are the lists of Special things to buy when you visit Nepal.

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We are talking here about more Special thing to buy when you visit Nepal

1. Pashmina

Nepal pashmina













Pashmina, also known as Cashmere, is made from the hair of a mountain goat called Chyangra or Capra Hircus. It has been popular for centuries among the people as it is made from wools which are best known for the luxurious wool in the whole world. There are many items found in Nepal made from Pashmina, and the prices vary from product to product. Thamel can be one of the choices as there are many shops where you can find pashmina-made items. Nowadays, the duplicates of pashmina are spread widely, so before thinking about buying the product, research is a must.

Pashmina is a special gift that is made from fabrics. Pashmina is the name derived from the Asain word called Cashmere. The price of pashmina varies depending on its quality and the types of it. Shawls and scarfs are the most famous pashminas products. However, you should be aware of the original and duplicate pashmina, as there is lots of Chinese copy of these items nowadays. this is one of the best Special things to buy when you visit Nepal

2.Trekking Gears

Special things to buy in Nepal

Most of the people from around the world come to Nepal trekking gears too. One needs to be careful while purchasing the gears. Thamel in Kathmandu and Lakeside of Pokhara. For trekking, trekking gears are the essentials, which include a trekking shirt, jacket, shoes, Sleeping Bags, and so forth. you can buy the trekking gears mainly in Kathmandu and Pokhara. you can almost see every door of lakeside and Thamel streets who are selling the trekking gears and other local products.

Nepal is a country full of adventure and beauty. Thus, trekking in Nepal is a dream of every traveler. Without proper trekking gear, you can’t do the trekking and enjoy it so it is the most important thing for your successful journey. Places like Thamel, Bhaktapur, and Pokhara, etc are all full of trekking gears. You can get a cheap North face knock-in Kathmandu. One piece of advice for you is, be aware of the fake name and brand.

3. Stone and Bead Jewelry

Special things to buy in Nepal

Kathmandu is a well-known city to buy stone and bead jewelry. You can get and try Bracelets, ear-ring, necklace, ring, and many other items made by the bead and stones are popular among the people. For Indian travelers Rudraksha is the most famous, this is also one of the  Special things to buy when you visit Nepal. Thamel, Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath can be the best place to buy bead and stone jewelry.

Kathmandu Nepal is famous for its great gold-based jewelry and great silver products. Not only this, but you can also see the traditional Newari utensils which, are molded in silver and made in fine products. Buying a variety of local beads making your necklace is a wise choice. Be aware of buying worthless jewelry that is Chinese imports.

4. Handicrafts

Special things to buy in Nepal

Handicrafts in Nepal are popular from the very ancient time. Nepal handicrafts look so beautiful and unique as it is made traditionally way with hands. This is mainly for decorating the houses too. Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Thamel, Patan, are some places for getting the best handmade items.

Nepal offers you a unique handicraft such as prayer wheels, puppets, traditional masks, pottery items, and other hemp products. Vividly painted masks of the local gods etc. are decorated beautifully. The wooden carvings, wood boxes, and other vases are the best way to make them. You can also take various hemp products such as a t-shirt, backpacks, bags, pants, etc ate the most popular things to take.
Choosing the best original things is a real challenge, as many people are selling fake antiques. Real antiques are hard to detect, and Nepal certification is required for taking it.

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5. Tea and Coffee

Nepal is the best place to buy organic tea and spices. If you are a tea lover, then it is a great place to find your choice of tea as there are lots of varieties.  We have famous Spices such as cardamom, pepper, chilly, cumin, and so forth are the main spices that people buy.

Nepal’s teas are famous products from eastern Nepal. The special local taste you experience from this tea is a real pleasure. Illam is very famous for local tea and can buy at a reasonable price. There are various elegant shops that offer tea tastings, however, the taste of the tea depends on the way the tea leaves are picked.

You can get a lighter taste from the ‘first flush’, more robust for the ‘second flush’.
Especially the teas that are flavored with lemongrass are much popular. The high-quality teas must be drunk with lemon or sugar but not with milk.
Nepal also offers extraordinary organic coffee which is sold all over Nepal. You can buy beans from Himalayan Java Coffee, a reputed coffee house, Kar Ma Coffee.

Nepal tea

6. Puppet dolls

For puppet dolls, Bhaktapur city is a popular place to discover. You can buy locally made dolls as a bundle or a piece.

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7. Thangkas

Thangkas are the traditional Buddhist culture paintings that are made in Nepal. From small size to big, this kind of paintings can be found. Bouddha, Swayambhu, Thamel, are the best place to buy Thangkas. A thangka is a unique painting, made on cotton or silk applique which portrays a Buddhist Deity or mandala. this is the best special thing to buy when you visit Nepal

The country has a mixed culture of  Hindu and Buddhists, some of the best souvenirs from Nepal have a religious significance and meaning. They reflect the faith and culture of the people. Such is Thangka Painting. It consists of the picture panel, over which a textile could be mounted and finally covered in silk. However, it is not a flat art structure.


8. Khukuri

Khukuri is the national weapon of Nepal. The Gorkha soldiers used Khukuris in the battle in the previous days. This weapon is very stylish; one can also decorate the wall of their house hanging Khukuri. Bhaktapur is the best place to buy Khukuri is a Special thing to buy when you visit Nepal.

The world’s most famous knife, Khukuri is popular for its unique slashing edges. This traditional knife was used before in the wars around the 1800s. They are of high quality and handcrafted. They can be the perfect souvenir for collectors. Be aware that the transportation of such items is hard. Knowing about the size limits of such products is a wise idea for easy transporting.


9. Singing Bowls

Another special thing to take from Nepal is Singing Bowls. This can be one of the nicest things to take from Nepal. These bowls are made up of metal, which makes a soothing sound. The rim is rubbed in a circular motion by a wooden stick and produces a soothing sound. Another best part of these bowls is, it produces vibration which depicts healing qualities and creates a meditation vibe.

This bowl is in various sizes and Special thing to buy when you visit Nepal. However, there are two types of singing bowl, mostly popular they are machine-made and had made. The only difference between these two bowls is in their price. The handmade bowls are more expensive and are made with plain brass color. While the machine-made bowls are symmetrical in structure and cost a little less as compared to hand-made bowls.


10. Spices

Nepal is also famous for spices, as they are a lot cheaper in Nepal. It offers varieties of mixed masala that add delightful taste in every food. Among them, saffron and Himalayan salt are the most popular and highly sold products. You can get a mixture of garam masala, chicken masala, fish masala, turmeric, and many more. Apart from these, buying interesting things such as fresh cinnamon cloves and anise is really fruitful. You can buy such spices in the Ason market in Kathmandu short tour. You can buy bags of spices at a very reasonable price. But, buying bags containing labels is a wise idea.

10. Local Products

Nepal is rich in producing an incredible selection of locally made antiques. Some of the shops sold Ayurvedic soaps and Tibetan juniper incense. You can also get stylish and modern paper products. These paper products are from the traditional Daphne bush and other handicrafts made from natural fibers. Nepal is also a big producer of felt products and lots of other decorative items. Stoneware ceramics from Thimi are also popular local products. We can find these local products at select cafes, boutique hotels, and other gift shops.

Prayer wheels

11. Prayer Wheels

Nepal is a country of temples. It possesses lots of religious and spiritual importance. It is the home to many monasteries, the stupa, and various temples. People from various parts of the world come to visit Nepal to get blessings from god.
Prayer wheels could be the best things to buy on your religious or pilgrimage tour. Those wheels can find in trekking routes and in many monasteries. “Om Mani Padme Hum” is the popular mantra use in Tibetan Buddhism. Spinning the wheel has the same importance as saying the prayer in loud.

To the question of where to buy such prayer, We can find the wheels in the popular tourist city of Kathmandu called Thamel. you can buy prayers wheels in the Thamel street market.

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All in all, Nepal will shower all the love, respect, nature’s beauty, and more importantly it offers lots of special things for its remembrance. Buying special products from Nepal is reasonable and of great importance. You can also bargain for the items at a high price, as bargaining are common in Nepal. You can always suggest your guide or any Nepali experts for giving you guidance about the special products and the price. It is common that things in Kathmandu Mahal, supermarkets are more expensive than the normal shops.

Thus, Nepal is the perfect destination for celebrating your happy days, experiencing an adventure task, enjoying recreational activities. You are always welcomed to the land of Annapurna Himalayas.
I hope you have a wonderful time in Nepal and a great shopping experience here with the above Special thing to buy when you visit Nepal.

Top 10 Highest Mountain in the World

Top 10 highest mountain in the world

The Himalayan is the highest mountain and considered as ‘freshwater reserves in the form of a glacier, ice and snow which face extensive effects of climate change. The highest mountains of the world are some of the most majestic and beautiful things that one can be blessing enough to witness in one lifetime. Climbing to the tallest  Mountains is a wonderful and physical dream of the land. Among the 10 highest peaks in the world, Nepal has 8, including Mt. Everest. We are introducing here the list of Top 10 highest mountains in the world


Top 10 highest Mountain in the World


1.    Mount Everest (8848m), Nepal

Top 10 highest mountain in the world

Mount Everest is the world’s highest mountain lies on Nepal and Tibet border, with its height of 8848m above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. This highest mountain is located in the Northeastern part of Nepal. the measurement of the Highest Peak Mount Everest has 8848m (29,029 ft.) above the sea level. Mount Everest is called “Sagarmatha” in Nepali and Tibetan people say it r Chomolungma. This mountain lies in the number one position of Top 10 tallest mountain in the world. Land Surveyor General ’Sir George Everest’s that first tried to locate the exact position of the peak has given the name of Mt Everest.

Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary are the first climbers who climb Mount Everest in May 1953. Everest base camp trek is the most popular trekking package in this region. Additionally, you can see some rare species of flora and fauna inside Sagarmatha national park. Some of the rare animals found here are Red Panda, Musk Deer, and Snow leopard, Himalayan black Deer, Himalayan Thar, Langur Monkeys, Martens, and Himalaya wolves. Sagarmatha Nation Park is also included in the world’s heritage site by UNESCO. Gokyo Lake is another highlight of the Everest base camp trek.

Mt Everest got its name from the  Land  Surveyor General ’Sir George Everest’ that first tried to locate the exact position of the peak. Everest base camp trek is the most popular trekking package in this region.

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2. Mount K2 (8611m), Pakistan

Top 10 highest mountain in the world

Mount K2 is the world’s second-highest mountain (8611m) and it is in Pakistan. It is situated on the border of China and Pakistan. It is also the highest point in Xinjiang as well as Pakistan. The name K2 stands for the 2nd peak in the Karakoram Range. Climbing to K2 is a challenging task, but still, about 250 climbers have successfully reached the top of K2. So it is even called Savage Mountain. However, the vast ice pyramid stands away from all the rest of the peaks of K2. Italian expedition is got the name for its first climb Mount K2 in 1954. Mount K2 holds the no 2 positions in our top 10 highest mountains in the world.

Mount K2 is famous for its name of mount Godwin as the mount Godwin Austen as col. H.H. Godwin Austen was the first to survey the peak. As mount K2 has been difficult to climb it is the only among the eight thousand peaks which have never been climbed during winter from its east face. Mount K2 base camp is located in Pakistan. People tend to choose a route from Pakistan rather than from china for climbing.

Top 10 mountain on the list

3. Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m),  Taplejung District Nepal/Sikkim India

Top 10 highest mountain in the world

Mount Kanchenjunga holds the third highest mountain in the world, with a height of 8586 meters. It is located in Taplejung District, Nepal, Sikkim, India. Kanchenjunga is also the highest mountain in India and the second-highest amount in Nepal. We can also say this mountain  “The Five Treasures of Snows” because it is blessed with five treasures of God that are gold, silver, gems, grains, and holy books. Joe Brown and George Band successfully climbed it as the first people in the world in 1955. It lies at a distance of 78 miles from Mount Everest. Kanchenjunga is the second least climbed mountain.

There is a Kanchenjunga national park that conserves endangered birds and animals. the Kanchenjunga trekking and its areas are enlisted in the world heritage site by UNESCO. There are three routes to climb mount Kanchenjunga South West, North West, and North East from Nepal and North East Sikkim from Sikkim. However, the three routes from Nepal are considered the safest. Mount Kanchenjunga is also taken by Religious Mountain, it is said that Kanchenjunga is the home of the mountain deity. Kanchenjunga base camp is located in Taplejung, Nepal.



4. Mount Lhotse (8511m), Nepal

Top 10 highest mountain in the world


Mount Lhotse is another beautiful mountains in Nepal in the same ranges as Mount Everest, It is the fourth highest mountain in the world. Its height is 8511 meters. Mount Lhotse is connected to Mount Everest and it is in the south of Mount Everest in the Khumbu region. It is a perilous and dramatic rocky route. Mount Lhotse lies on Nepal and Tibet Border. Mount Lhotse is considered one of the deadly mountains in the world, because of many failed attempts and fatalities while trying to climb. In addition to this, Mount Lhotse is the most dangerous mount to climb because of Khumbu’s icefall. Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger successfully climbed this peak in 1956.

There are three main three submit of mount Lhotse: – the main summit 8,516 meters (27,940 ft.), smaller peaks Lhotse Middle (East) 8,414 m (27,605 ft.) And also Lhotse Shar of height 8,383 m (27,503 ft.). The middle Lhotse is the highest point on earth which was not climbed until early 2001. Sergei Timofeev, Alexei Bolotov, and Petr Kuznetsov with their leader Eugeny Vinogradsky, a Russian expedition, became the first one to climb middle Lhotse on May 23, 2001.

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5. Mount Makalu (8462m), Nepal

top 10 highest mountain in the world


Mount Makalu is another beautiful mountain in Nepal and it holds its fifth position on the earth, with an elevation of 8463 meters. This mountain is lying on the Mahalangur range and about 19km southeast of Mount Everest. This mountain has very sharp edges and steep pitches, which makes it quite tough to climb. Especially, this is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid. Mt Lionel Terray with his climbing partner Jean Couzy successfully climbed this peak in 1955, as the first people on the earth to climb it.

Mount Makalu is also one of the eight-thousanders. It is a kind of lonely mountain as well as a unique mountain. Particularly, Mount Makalu is in the shape of a pyramid so because of its knife-edge ridge climbing Makalu is a challenging thing. The average day taken to climb Makalu is around 61 – 65 days. Many trekkers choose to climb Makalu from the western face because of the wonderful and enjoyable route. The Makalu region is full of natal beauties. Studies have shown that altogether there are 3,128 species of flowers 25 different species of Rhododendhern, 440 different species of birds, and 88 different species of mammals living there.


6. Mount Cho Oyu (8201m), Nepal

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Mount Cho Oyu another highest mountain of Nepal lies in the Himalaya range and Nepal, the sixth highest mountain in the world. Its height is 8201m meters. Mount Cho Oyu is one of the accessible mountains to climb, H. Tichy, S. Jochler and Mr. Pasang Lama was the first man who reached on Cho Oyu in October 1954. Cho Oyu mountain is the “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. It lies on the border of Nepal and China. This mountain range is in the Mahalangur range and 20 km far away from Mount Everest.

Climbers go from three sides northwest, northeast, and the Southeast to climb the mount Cho Oyu. Mount Cho Oyu is not that hard to climb and many trekkers climb mount Cho Oyu before climbing Mount Everest as a practice and experience. Mr. Ang Phiri Sherpa record the first Nepali person to climb mount Cho Oyu. Moreover, during the climb, you can get the best view of other eight-thousanders’ mountains while climbing Cho You. The climbing starts in March and ends in May well the second season is from s September through November is considered the best month for climbing mount Cho Oyu. We will fix the three more base camp and a final Advanced Base camp before getting the final attempt to Cho Oyu base camp.


7. Mount Dhaulagiri  (8167m), Nepal

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Mount Dhaulagiri holds its position as the seventh highest mountain in the world, located in the north of central Nepal. The elevation of this Peak is 8167 meters. Dhaulagiri has become the pivot point of the tourists and climbers. The name Dhaulagiri means “White Mountain,” which is in one of the eight thousand lists. K. Diemberger, P. Diener, Nyima Dorji, Nawang Dorji, climbed it in May 1960. The route through Dhaulagiri goes through the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki. Winter is considering the best time for trekking to Dhaulagiri as you can get the best view.

Dhaulagiri is also calling as the highest mountain by Europeans. And it is also the highest point in the Gandaki basin. Generally, Dhaulagiri is deriver from Sanskrit word dazing, white and beautiful surely is the white beauty.
Passing through an ever-changing landscape, with numerous picturesque villages, afterward we reach Dhaulagiri Base camp. On the way, we can encounter semi-wild yak herds, mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard, Kali Gandaki River; the world’s deepest gorge, and so forth. While you are in the hidden snow valley (after crossing French Pass) gives you a heavenly test of the white world


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8. Mount Manaslu (8163m), Nepal

Mount Manaslu

Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world, located in the Nepal Himalaya with an elevation of 8163 meters. This mountain is Surrounding by rock hard ice, which covers a large area at the bottom of the mountain, is one of the most exciting things to see. The meaning of the Manaslu is “Mountain of the Spirit.”  the first climber of this beautiful mountain is by T. Manisha from Japan in 1956. Because of this reason this mountain is famous among Japanese people.

Manaslu is a Sanskrit word that means soul. This mountain holds no 8 highest on our list of the top 10 highest mountains in the world. It lies at a distance of 64 km east of mount Annapurna. Manaslu base camp lies at an elevation of 4700-meter from the sea level. Mount Manaslu lies in the Gorkha district of Nepal which is  Trekking in Manaslu has started in 1991. Manaslu conservation area is a place where many plants and animals are about to be extinct here. The conservation area covers the area of 642 square. Km. mount Manaslu is moderate level trekking. Luckily, Mount Manaslu is among the world’s fourteen thousand.


9. Nanga Parbat (8125m), Pakistan

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The beautiful mountain Nanga Parbat holds the 9th tallest mountain in the world. It is located on the south side of the Indus River in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Nanga Parbat means “Naked Mountain.” The elevation of this Peak is 8125 meters. It also names the Killer Mountain because lots of climbers died in the first half of the twentieth century. Mr. Hermann Bahl the Australian climber was the first one to ever climb Nanga Parbat in 1953. This is another one mountain from Pakistan in the list of Top 10 highest mountains in the world. Mount Nanga Parbat is also the second-highest mountain in Pakistan after mount K2.

The southern face of Nanga Parbat is the highest. Nanga Parbat also comes from the Sanskrit word Parvata which means Naked mountains. Nanga Parbat is also one of the world’s eight-thousanders. Furthermore, Nanga Parbat is so difficult to climb, many trekkers have died during climbing Nanga Parbat which is why it is called Killer Mountain. Nanga Parbat range also covers the area of 120 mi (190 km).


10. Mount Annapurna (8091m), Nepal

Mount Annapurna

Mount Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain on earth and last in our list of the Top 10 highest mountains in the world. It is located in central Nepal with an elevation of 8091 meters. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name that refers to the Goddess of the Harvests. This Annapurna peak is also the world’s most dangerous for climbing. Annapurna conservation area is the first and largest conservation area of Nepal with 7,629 sq. Km. The famous climbers from France M. Herzog and L.Lachenal reach this mountain on 3 June 1950 as the first climber. Annapurna base camp trek is the gateway to climb this mountain. It is the largest conservation area of Nepal which covers many towns like Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung with an area of approximately 7,629. Last but not least,

Mount Annapurna is another example of beauty and ability to be list on the 10th position in the list of top 10 highest mountains in the world. You can get an amazing view of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), and Hiunchuli (6441 m), glacier dome, Gangapurna (7454), fang (1647m). Moreover, the distance of the road varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where the motor of the transportation. And also, the Annapurna trek is the best long-distance trek as it is a combination of both cultural and natural beauty.
All in all, I hope you enjoy the reading of the Top 10 highest mountains in the world.

hope you enjoy the reading of the Top 10 highest mountains in the world.

Pathivara Mata Temple Nepal – Known as the Goddess of Desires

 Do you ever believe in heaven on earth, well Pathivara Mata Temple peripheral will make you feel like heaven?

Pathivara temple visit is the best tour if you are a travel dreamer. Moreover, this travel destination has great importance among the Hindu people. You can either travel with your family members, friends as well as in the group.
It is a known fact that Nepal is a country of temples and consists of thousands of temples in each footstep. Among them, Pathivara temple, that lies in eastern Nepal has great significance

Pathivara  Mata temple is located on the hill of the Taplejung district. It is recognized as the most significant Hindu temples of Goddess Pathivara. Not only this, but it is also considered as the holy place of Kirants. Pilgrims from different parts of Nepal and India influxes here during special festivals. It is believed that the worshiper’s wishes and desires will be filled after visiting there.

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This temple lies at an altitude of 37,94 m(12,444 ft), to the east of the Phungling municipality. Pathivara temple is located at about 19.4 km east of the Phungling Bazar, the popular Bazar of Taplejung district. The pilgrims offer sacrifices of the offering of various animals to please the goddess. Besides this, they also offer gold, silver, and many other materials to the goddess Pathivara.

Pathivara Mata Temple

It lies in Tapethol and Phawakhola VDC

Pathivara temple exactly lies in the junction of Limkhim, Tapethol, and Phawakhola VDC. It takes around 5/6 hrs to walk from Suketar to Pathivara. If you wish to go to Pathivara from Kathmandu then, make sure you have enough time. As it takes a week-long trek to reach Pathivara temple. Otherwise, there is an optional choice of Kathmandu to Suketar flight for those who have a limited period. Interestingly, it is also known as the temple that consists of a list of devotee’s which also includes the ex-Royal family of Nepal. Besides the visit to a holy place, this place can be the top and best destination for trekkers. This week-long trek involves passes through the ethnic villages of Taplejung. You can have a beautiful and wonderful Limbu cultural trek in this region.

The surrounding here is not less than heaven. You can also see the waterfall at Sawa, which lies behind the temple. Other than that, a visit to Timbung near the temple is also advisable.
Undoubtedly, the Pathivara Mata temple is the most sacred place where Mata Pathivara dwells. Every year more than hundreds of thousands of visitors influxes here. Especially Hindu and Buddhist people visit here. March to June and September to November are the best seasons to visit here. As in this time, the weather would be clear and favorable for the excellent trip. You will be all surrounded by the sparkling Himalayas such as Mount Kanchanjunga, Mount Kumbakarna, etc.

Pathivara Mata Temple

Major Attractions in Pathivara Temple:


  • Pathivara temple is known as the goddess of desires, as worshippers wish are full filled after visiting there.
  • You will be all surrounded by incredibly panoramic Mountain vistas.
  • Lying at an altitude of 3800 meters, this place serves as the best viewpoint.
  • Visitors can also visit the famous monasteries lying in Olangchung Gola and Lungchung.
  • The beautiful view of the waterfall at Sawa and the pond of the Timbung are the major highlights of this trip during autumn and spring.
  • Not only this, but the forest ecosystem along the trekking trail would also melt your heart.
  • The trekking trail offers a spectacular view of the diverse wildlife, varieties of birds, beautiful flowers, and butterflies. You can directly see the whole Kanchanjunga (the third highest mountain in the world)lying in the peripheral of Pathivara temple.

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The history behind the Pathivara Mata  temple:

People have great belief over Goddess as she possesses supernatural powers to fulfill devotee’s wishes. She exhibits as the Goddess Durga who is also known as Kali, Chandi, Maha Maya, Maha Rudri, etc. Talking about the history of this significant temple. The history tells about the story of local shepherds losing hundreds of their sheep. At the same place where the temple stands today, there lost hundreds of sheep while grazing. Then the worried shepherds got a dream in which Goddess urged them to carry out the formalized detriment of the sheep. Also, she urges to build a memorial in her honor. Magically, after offering the sacrifice, all lost herd suddenly returned.

This is the reason why the ritual of offering the sacrifices of animals developed. The story of the lost sheep gave birth to the ritual of offering the sacrifices of an animal. Nevertheless, the name Pathibhara evolved by the fact that devotees pleasing the goddess with any simple and selfless act of kindness, prayer, and offering of the animal’s sacrifices. The actual meaning of sacrifice in Hinduism depicts the sacrifice of the ego and greed of the person.

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Day to Day Itinerary for Pathivara Mata Temple tour

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
The first day of your trip includes your arrival in Kathmandu from your Home country. Our office representative will receive at TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport). They will greet you and take you to the luxurious hotel. After reaching there, you will have some refreshments and a short orientation of the trip. In the evening you can stroll around the popular and colorful city of Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu
The second day of the trip starts with a delightful breakfast. Today you will be visiting some of the famous places inside Kathmandu. You can visit the Pashupatinath temple (the greatest Hindu temple of Lord shiva), visit Swyambunath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar square, etc. This will be the short rehearsal of the long trek journey. After that, you will be drop back at the hotel and overnight there.

Day 3: Travel to Kakarvitta, Jhapa

Have an early morning breakfast at the Ktm hotel. After breakfast, your Kathmandu to Jhapa trip starts in a private vehicle. If you have a short period then, you can opt for an alternative option of flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur, Jhapa.
After reaching there, our representative will receive you at the guest house at Kakarvitta, Jhapa. They will welcome you and make sure you have a comfortable stay at the hotel.
Have some rest and get a delightful dinner at night.
Overnight at Kakarvitta, Jhapa, Nepal

Day 4: Day tour and sightseeing in Kakarvitta town
Starts your day with an early morning breakfast. Today is the day to visit Krishna Thumki, Mini Mountain that lies nearly 6 kilometers northeast of Kakarvitta town. After the beautiful sightseeing, get back to the hotel have Lunch. Afterward, you will be driving from Jhapa to Illam. You can have a beautiful view of the Jamunkhadi, Arjundhara, and Kanyam Chiyabari.
Finally, You can capture the beautiful moments on your camera and overnight at Illam.

Day 5: Half Day sightseeing in Illam tea Garden
The major highlights of this day Pathivara Mata temple tour is visiting the Local tea Garden at Illam, observe the view tower, visit the Narayan temple, Singhabahini temple, and local market. Go to the hotel to check out and carry your backpack. After this, 6 hours’ drive would take you to Taplejung, Nepal. You will be mesmerized by the beautiful Phungling Bazar.
Particularly, there are lots of luxurious hotels with better service in Phungling Bazar. You can stay in one of them. Overnight at hotel

Pathivara Mata Temple

Day 6: Phungling to Pathiavara

Today is the major day of your whole trip. Today you will be traveling at around 2 hrs from Phungling to Sano Phedi. Early morning transfer to Suketar which will takes about half an hour from main Bazar. Have breakfast at Suketar and the journey continues to Sano Phedi. With an easy 2 hrs drive, you will finally reach Sano Phedi.
At this point, your drive journey will be finished and the trekking journey starts. You have to trek around 4 hrs from Sano Phedi to Pathivara Devi temple. You can see a small hotel and shops along the way. There you can have tea and some rest. You can also buy some worshipping materials in that shop.

Important to realize, the trekking trail at the higher altitude will have lots of snow. Those snow would make it difficult to walk. Thus, carrying a walking stick and wearing sports shoes with grip is advisable. The view at the top of the temple is worth watching. You will be all surrounded by jaw-dropping mountains. There is a saying that every difficult journey leads you to a magical view. Your zeal to see heaven would be fulfilled by this trip. Have darshan trek back to Sano Phedi. There you can have your Lunch and drive back to the hotel in Phungling.
Overnight at Taplejung

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Day 7: Taplejung to Kathmandu

You can get the direct flight from Suketar to Kathmandu to avoid driving risk and time. However, the flight from Suketar to Kathmandu runs on 3 days per that is Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. You should confirm this from your guide person.
Alternatively, you can go by taxi but that takes approximately 24 hr long drive from Taplejung to Kathmandu.

Day 8: Final Departure

This is the last day of your trip. If you have extra days, you can explore the nearest beautiful city to Kathmandu such as Bhaktapur, Banepa, Dhulikhel. On this day, you can visit the famous city of Kathmandu and buy gifts for your family, parents, and loved ones. After snacks, the time has finally arrived to wave goodbye to the hotel and guide. Our guide will drop-off at the International airport for your final departure. Then, they will wish you a safe journey onward.

Pathivara Mata Temple


Truly saying, the Pathivara Mata temple, Taplejung is one of the dreams come true experience. Talking about the trip duration if you wish to travel from Kathmandu then, it will be a long journey of about 1 week. For those who want to travel from Biratnagar or Illam, you can complete the Pathivara visit within 3 days. Anybody would felt spiritual after visiting this holy place. Kathmandu to Taplejung is the longest trip. Thus hiring a vehicle (car, jeep, van, and bus) would be the best idea to accomplish your trip. Doing so would cut-off your trip cost. Other than that you can get food and accommodation at a reasonable cost. You can find many resting places along the way to the temple.

All in all, the best time to visit Pathivara Mata Temple is marked in March, April, May, Jun, September, October, and November. Besides, it is not advisable to visit this place in the winter season. This is because heavy snow may block the trail and makes it difficult to walk. You can see the stunning 360 degrees from the summit. Besides this, the surrounding mountains and resting houses are all filled with snow look spectacular.

If you go from April onwards then you can see the dense forest with varieties of Rhododendron along the way.
Henceforth, the Pathivara temple is the greatest holy temple and must visitable temple in Taplejung District.

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