Butter Lamp Festival 2012

Butter Lamp Festival is an important religious festival in Tibet held in commemoration of Tsongkhapa who was one of the greatest religious figures of Tibet. The Butter Lamp Festival 2012 was celebrated on the December 8. It is said that Tsongkhapa was died on either the 15th or 25th of the 10th month in the...
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Tihar/Diwali: the greatest festival of lights

Make a trip for Nepal Temples & Pagodas Tour if you are planning to embrace “The Biggest Festival of Lights in Nepal” in this Diwali. Tihar/Diwali is the biggest festival of lights or flowers or joys. This festival is celebrated using different names such as Dipawali, Bhai Tika, Laxmi Puja etc. The Biggest Festival of...
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Travelers’ 15 Best Dashain Attractions

During your Kathmandu Tour, explore how Dashain significantly resides into the social, cultural and religious psyche of Nepalese people. Dashain is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese of all caste and creed throughout the country. While enjoying Nepal Holiday Tour, capture the sights and merriments of...
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7 topmost festival festivities of Nepal

Nepal is a land of unique festival festivities. For the Nepalese, festival festivities are not merely the annual spectacles, but also are a living part of their rich cultural heritage. Festival festivities effectively bind together the Nepalese people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Most Nepalese festival festivities are related to different Hindu and Buddhist gods and...
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Dipankha Yatra on Oct 18

In the year 2005 (2062 BS), more than 100,000 devotees participated in the Dipankha Yatra, which is a 900-year-old religious ceremony conducted from Nagbahal. It is a religious procession of Neel Thu (Blue Horned oxen) associated with the legends of Dipankar (one of the 14 Buddhas) that takes place only when five auspicious astronomical and...
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Top 8 pilgrimage escapes in the Himalayas

Pilgrimage escape is the excellent way to explore the Himalayas’ pilgrimage destinations. Life here revolves around an intricate intermingling of ancient Hindu and Buddhist religious rituals. As Nepal has several ancient pilgrimage sites and they all are attached to the legend that glorifies the miraculous powers of its deity. Likewise, Bhutan, the most sacred religious...
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Ghatasthapana bugles formal Dashain start

Ghatasthapana , the first day of the Dashain festival, was celebrated by across the country on Saturday. Marking the official beginning of the biggest festival, people sowed seeds of Jamara (sacred plants) at their homes and temples amid the presence of family members and closed ones. Also know as Dashara, it is the greatest festival...
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Cultural Tourism Festival to Open in Tibet

The Love Lyrics of Tsangyang Gyatso Cultural Tourism Festival will be held in Cona County in Shannan Prefecture in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region from September 15-19, 2013, introducing the folk customs of the Moinba ethnic minority group. Visitors can visit the old house of Tsangyang Gyatso, the sixth Dalai Lama, and find out more...
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Krishna Janmastami and Gaura Parva

Krishna Janmastami is observed on the Ashtami tithi, the eight day of the dark half or  Krishna Paksha of the month of Bhadra in the Hindu calendar, when the Rohini Nakshatra is ascendant. This year it was on the 28th of August 2013, thursday. It is the day when the Lord Krishna, an avatar of...
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Tibetan culture on display during Shoton Festival

The Shoton Festival, which ended Monday in Lhasa, capital of Tibet, featured multiple displays of Tibetan culture, including opera performances and exhibitions of painted scrolls and Tibetan calligraphy. The weeklong event, also known as the Yogurt Banquet festival, started with the “sunning of the Buddha” ceremony held in the 600-year-old Drepung Monastery. Pious Buddhists walked...
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