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The story of Seto Machhindranath: Kathmandu’s god of rain

Ram Kaji Shrestha, 49, is making sure the chariot of Seto Machindranath, a deity worshiped by Hindus as the god of rain and Buddhists as Awalokiteshwor, is ready by Sunday. He has been volunteering to build the chariot which stands high at Durbar Marg for the last decade. He does this because he feels the […]

Holi celebrations in Nepal: The spring festival of colours is upon us

Anup Pandey, a nine-year-old Kathmandu strikes a ‘sniper pose’ with a water gun in this hand. He is excited about Holi and even before the chirĀ is put up in Basantapur, smiles and sprays water at pedestrians from his balcony. “We don’t have school for two-three days now, so the best thing to do is to […]