The story behind chaku: A sugary treat to mark winter’s end

Sweet, hard, crunchy, chewy like a candy, with a strong smoky flavor and chocolate-like color—chaku entices as much with an appearance as it delights with taste. Kids clamour for it, adults find it hard to resist, and it serves as a condiment for some Newari dishes and an indispensable item for festivals, such as Maghe […]

Seto Machhindranath Mahasnan: This is how the God of Rain takes annual winter bath

Kathmandu, December 27 Kathmandu’s Seto Machhindranath, worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists of the city as the God of Rain and Good Harvest, has taken the annual winter bath as per traditions on Tuesday night. The God is taken out of his shrine to a dabali in Keltole of Kathmandu on the eighth night of […]