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Mha Puja: Worshipping self on New Year

Every New Year, we never run out of some clichéd resolutions about improving self. Even though this may appear overrated to many people, many cultures around the world celebrate the idea of self-improvement. In Nepal too, the Newars welcome their new year called ‘Nepal Sambat’ by worshipping themselves. If you have been to Basantapur during […]

Learn how to make diyos on your own this Tihar

The festival of Tihar (Yamapanchak) began on Monday. The festival, a celebration of victory of good over and of brother-sister love is also called the Festival of Lights. While electric lights from China and India have flooded the market now, there was a time when Nepalis used to light traditional earthen lamps to observe the […]