Introduction On Famous festivals of Nepal
There are more than 50 festivals celebrated in Nepal every year. While the national festivals have fixed dates, religious festivals are set by astrologers obeying the lunar calendar
Some of the famous festivals of Nepal are Dashain, Tihar, Maghe Sankranti, Lhosar, Maha Shivaratri, Fagu Poornima (Holi), Buddha Jayanti, and Teej.
Culture. Dashain is the biggest and longest festivals of Nepal. This festival usually drops in September or October and has celebrated for 15 days. Among the 15 days for which it is dedicated, the most significant days exist the first, seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth.
Dashian – Festivals Of Nepal
Dashain is the biggest and longest festivals Of Nepal. This festival usually falls in September or October and has celebrated for 15 days. Among the 15 days for which it is celebrated, the most important days have the first, seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth. This festival is also known for its emphasis on family gatherings, as well as on a renewal of community ties. People return from all parts of the world, as well as different parts of the country, to celebrate together.
Ghatasthapana “Sowing Holy Jamara at Dashain Ghar”
Fulpati “Presenting Sacred Flowers water, banana stalks”
Maha Ashtami “Worship and sacrifice to Durga and Kali”
Maha Navami / Kal Ratri “Visiting Taleju Temple”
Vijaya Dashami “Receiving Tika from the elder relatives
Kojagrata Purnima (who is awake) “Worshiping the goddess of wealth” :
TIHAR (Diwali) – Festival of lights
The Tihar is the Hindu festival of lights, also remembered as Deepawali. Tihar is the second largest Nepalese festival after Dashain. The festivals have celebrated for five days in October or early November every year. It begins with Kag Tihar attended by Kukur Tihar, Laxmi Puja, Goverdhan Puja, and Bhai Tika.
Kaag Tihar “Worship of Crow, to bring good luck in their houses”
Kukur Tihar “Serve delicious food to dogs” the cherished relationship between humans & dogs
Gai Tihar & Laxmi Puja ” In the morning worship of Cow & evening Laxmi, Goddess of wealth”
Govardhan Puja “Goru Tihar or Goru Puja” (worship of the oxen)
Bhai Tika “Sister’s prayer for her brother long live/ close relationship between brothers and sisters”
TEEJ, Well Known festival of Nepal
Teej has a festival celebrated by women for three days, it has also named Hari Talika Teej. This festival has commemorated by Hindu Nepali women all across the world. This festival women ask for extraordinary blessings by Lord Shiva, to have a promising husband in their life. Teej hs celebrated by a woman, for the long life of her husband and the long and firm relationship between them in this life and all the lives to come.
Festival dedicated to Goddess Parvati and her union with Lord Shiva
Day 01: Dar Khane Din “Women full freedom of expression, start dancing, eating and singing devotional songs”
02: Fasting Day ” Women live without food & drops of water, to hope of being blessed with a good husband”
Day 03: Rishi Panchami “Women pay homage to seven saints, offer prayers to deities, and bathe with red mud found on the roots of the sacred datiwan bush, along with its leaves”
GAI JATRA, Festivals of Nepal
Gai Jatra has a festival celebrated in Nepal, primarily in Kathmandu valley by the Newar community. The Gai has known as cow and Jatra has known as a festival in Nepal. It frequently falls in Nepali Bhadra month (July to August). Each of the Kathamndu valley villages and those outside the valley celebrate the festival with numerous variations.
Worshiped Yamaraj, the god of death
Cow procession, drum music, masked dances at Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan & Kirtipur.
Experience Nepali traditional singing, stick dancing, unique comedy.
05: MAHA SHIVARATRI , famous festivals of Nepal
Maha Shivaratri has the festival committed to Lord Shiva. There is a Shivaratri in everything y lunisolar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month’s 13th night/14th day (February). It has understood that the citizens who quickly on this night and offer prayers to Lord Shiva bring reasonable luck into their life. During these festivals, people from all over the world appear to worship at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu.
Visit Pashupatinath temple, one of the major centers of pilgrimage for Hindus
Visit Aghora/ Sadhus/ Sanyasi in Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri
To see Sadhu dressed as Lord Shiva at the Maha Shivaratri in Pashupatinath