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Kartik Naach: This centuries-old festival of Patan celebrates devil’s defeat every year

As I roam around the alleys of Patan, I see a certain buzz in the people around. Everyone seems to be in a rush. I stop and ask a little boy why he and everyone are hurrying. He replies “Katti–Pyakha”. Started by then King of Patan, Siddhinarsingh Malla in the 17th century, Katti-Pyakha or Kartik […]

Haribodhani Ekadashi: The lord awakens, Hindu wedding season starts

While growing up in a religious Brahmin family most stories I heard were about gods. In Hinduism, we worship quite a number of gods, most of whom are incarnations of Shiva, Brahma or Vishnu. There are numerous festivals where we honour these gods. One of such festival is the Haribodhani Ekadashi which falls on the […]