Showing posts with label Nepali Blogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nepali Blogs. Show all posts

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Boudha For Me

For me, Boudhanath is about finding out the pure unbroken culture passing towards their generation.

The Big Circle Stupa, people making clockwise rounding the stupa. Be the part of hassle and dazzle of local people, sharing their lifestyle with you. See all the antics pieces related to Buddhism.

 The town, Little Tibet for you, one who miss Tibet.

 It will always welcome you modernization and globalization, can get traditional food to western food, just name it. Watching this place and comes often with my camera, take some shots.

It is common one is able to see people taking self fie and gathering point for everyone. If you see the sky, howling sound of prayers flag. Music of Buddhism and local murmuring sound always inspire you to sit for while with music

Home of Peace, sweetness, and gathering

Gyalpo Lhosar- The Sherpas Year

Gyalpo Lhosar, mostly observed in the winter, adds more fun to the morning chills of February. This year it is being celebrated on Friday. The word 'Lo' meaning "year' and 'Sar' meaning 'new' completes the word 'Lhosar'. Gyalpo Lhosar marks the beginning of Tibetan New Year. The festival is mostly celebrating it. There are 12 years in the Tibetan Calendar, each categorized under a variety of animals.
Since this Gyalpo Lhosar 2145 marks the dog year, it is also called the 'year of the Dog'. As the word Gyalpo means 'King', ancient Tibetan history defines that the day is celebrated because a Tibetan King, Tri Ralpachen, won victory over Mongolian warriors on the very day. It is a 15-day celebration, while the main celebration takes space during the first three days. To mark this annual occasion, four major essentials of Gyalpo Lhosar.

Considered as one of the ancient offerings to god, Chhemar is a mixture of a quality assortment of foods. The wooden container that consists of Chhemar is equally divided in two sections where a mixture of milk, honey, ghee, curd, fruit, and nuts is kept on the left side while the mixture of tsampa (fried wheat flour), wheat and millet on the right. On the center, decorative figures of flowers are made form torma (a mixture of flour and butter) to accentuate the look of Chhemar. Its consumption is rare and especially done on the occasion of Gyalpo Lhosar

Originated from Tibet, changkol is a type of home-brewed beer which can be made out of rice, millet, and corn. As per the ancient beliefs, changkol is believed to have health benefits and help in enhancing physical immunity. It is especially used as an offering to god. and also for prayer purposes. Kept in a special container called 'dambey', the rim of the container is decked with a tiny blob of butter which generally symbolizes good luck. Changkol is served to the family members once the praying and offering are finished.

Dherka is one of the special offerings made to god on the very first day of Lhosar. It consists of flour-based food items known as khapse and bhulu. All of these are stacked and layers on top of each other. Khapse is basically a flat and crunchy food made out of flour, sugar and milk mixture.Bhulu is a round shaped flour-based food with the sugar powders sprinkled on the top of it. Both of the items are fried in oil which gives them a light brown texture and a crunchy. tase. Besides these items, dherka also consists of different food items like coconut, a variety of fruits and nuts, babar (rice chapatti ) and deysi (a mixture of rice, ghee, honey and dry fruits). People these days prefer adding up a wide variety of ingredients to make Dherka more special for this once in a year occasion.

Chham (Tsam)
Gyalpo Lhosar also calls for sacred prayer events and religious programs at different Buddhist monasteries. In the early morning of the first day, People visit monasteries and receive a blessing from Rinpoche and also from the elderly members of the family. Every year on the occasion, Chham (a scared dance) is performed in monasteries for interest viewers. It is generally performed praying for peace and prosperity that the New Year is believed to brings to its followers. A group of monks donning heavy costumes and face masks perform the sacred dance on the premises of various monasteries. The dance is carried out in a set of beats and rhythms with religious musical instruments.

Sonam Lama, Kathmandu
The Himalayan Times

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Inside Pashupati Temple By Secret Camera

Actually, no camera is allowed to take a photo inside the temple, the anonymous took the nice shot.
Even though he breaks the rule. It must have taken from entry point

Woman Making A Traditional Mat

Nepali woman making a traditional mat, a mat made out of mainly dry hay. But nowadays difficult to see the woman making such things.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Maize House मकैको घर

A traditional way of keeping maize (मकै) in Nepal, one can observe in different shapes and forms of conserving food for a whole year. Typically in Nepali, local language मकैको थाक्र  for it. No exact translate for it.
But now because of globalization has brought change to social life: less farming in Nepal, purchase food, for the betterment of life go abroad.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Ghatu Nach

The Ghatu Nach is one of the most popular dance in Magar and Gurung community. This dance is performed in western part of Nepal (Baglung, Syangja, Tahun, Palpa, Lamjung). The Ghatu Nach or dance takes place mainly the month of Magha Panchami (Fifth day of a brighter moon in Magh) or end of a Gregorian calendar month.
The dancers (girls) represent spirit possession. It is believed mistake may lead to blindness, madness or maybe death.
Dance is performed to please Ghatu Devta and believed that dancer is chosen one. One gets heal from the suffering.
It is one of the rituals dance of community and it needs to preserve.

Ghatu Nach Pefrom by Magar Community In Baglung The Himalayan Times
Watch The Documentary 
Kusunda Ghatu
Sati Ghatu By Dura Community

Friday, October 27, 2017

One day Hiking Boudha to Kapan Gompa

If you want to walk-a-way from hassle and bustle of a city, want to see the Buddhist culture. The best option we would like to suggest you, half-day hike to Kapan Gompa. Walking way with your Kathmandu city, then take a local transportation to Boudha. Before reaching Boudha ask your driver or conductor to drop you in Pasang Lamu State and then your hiking begins. As you start your hiking and you will still able to see the local buses are passing along with you. Note that you can take a car to Kapan Gompa or other means of transportation.
Take a left route and passing along with local people. Slightly down with big trees and take right road go along with it.
9 am take a local bus, not more than 35 minutes but the road may on a busy traffic
10 am start hiking from Pasang Lamau Sherpa
Take a break if you like.
11 am at the hills other Gompa. stay here for an hour and break
12 am starting hiking to Next Gompa
30 minutes to reach next gompa
14 pm almost finish our hiking and start hiking to Bus station near from here.
Because of Bus may not available so must wait here.
By Bus, you can go up to the Buddha and stay here for couple of hours
16 pm back to Kathmandu

What do you need?
Hiking shoes
Some warm clothes while hiking in Winter, if summer no need but casual is ok anytime
Bottle of water and some snacks or dry food but remember that do not eat inside the Gompa.
In rainy season is not the best time to hike, the condition of the road is too muddy difficult to walk and hiking in hills then do not forget to bring an umbrella or waterproof clothing.


If you like to do small round tour in Kapan, Buddha and Pashupatinath Temple  a full day adventure

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Musical Instrument of Limbu





Bell or Chethya

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Current Trend in Trekking Industry of Nepal "British mother stepson attacked by Nepalese woman WHY?"

"It was just a little tea stop along the way and we were just going to walk past and she said ‘come stop and have a drink’, she seemed very friendly to start with,” she told the Mirror.
“I didn’t order anything, I just got my stepson a black tea. I always ask how much something is first before buying and for some reason I didn’t this time. I had always paid 50 rupees for black tea.”

“When I got up to pay she told it was 150 rupee. I asked her again and she repeated it, so I got the money out and paid her, but I said to her it was seriously pricey,” Wilson said

“She just started running after us, again waving sticks in the air making a racket and then she started picking up quite large stones off the floor and throwing them towards us,” Wilson recalled.

 “I was so exhausted at that point as we were running in high altitude, I had to stop.” “I was just begging her to leave us alone. I knew fighting back was a really bad idea because had I gone over the edge it is highly likely I would have died,” she said.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Ghar Gompa-Lo Gekar

Date: Second Half 8th century
Type: Monastery/Temple
Use: Worship

The oldest, Lo Gekar Monastery, in Lo shows that closely linked to the beginning of Buddhism in this region and disappearing of Bon. The Lo was visited by Guru or Saint Padmasambhava in the 8th century and believed that he was a founder of Lo Gekar Gompa.  The Lo Gekar is one of the oldest Gompa then Samye Monastery in Tibet.
Samye Monastery built in 779, which is one of the first monasteries in Tibetan region. Believed that, especially legends, Padmasambhava was not able to complete Samye because he was interrupted by demons from Lo. Maybe, this was region Padmasambhava visited Lo for founding Buddhism instead of Bon between 750 to 779.
The Restoration of Lo Gekar Gompa was completed in 2007, structure and conservation of the painted slates
Gompa was the first of 49 pilgrimages comes here along with Padmasambhava and written tests in the monastery
The paintings slates covering the walls  are unique features of Lo, show unique relation with Ladakh

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Vajra

Vajrayana is the last period of evolution and development of the Buddhist thought. It is made of philosophy and meditation and highest stage of Buddhist teaching. The Vajra is the main part of Vajrayana which is part of Hindu mythology. In Sanskrit Vajrayana means “Thunderbolt” or a Diamond Vehicle, in ritual, the Vajra is used so it is called Vajrayana. It is a symbol of thunder and lightning as well as a symbol of an indestructible diamond.

The symbols of Vajrayana Buddhism
Two aspects of Vajra Symbolism

The Five pronged vajra as the mandala of the five Victor Buddhas: there are mirrored mandalas at each end, one is being phenomenal and other being noumenal
The nine-pronged Vajaraas the mandala of the fice Victor Buddhas and their female aspects, the Buddha Prajnas: there are a number of variations according to specific mandalas

The Vajrayana way of Life: Center Around strong emphasis on incantations, hand gestures, and diagrams of the deities and the cosmic forces. It also focuses on teaching, one can be taught this way of life only a master

Monday, September 11, 2017

Loop Biking in Phewa Tal

A short day’s travel of Phewa Tal is definitely potential, heading out on the north shore and returning via Danda Kot and also the World Peace Stupa – the last half takes you downhill on single tracks through the forest, commencing simply west of Damside. This loop can take the general public around 5 hours. An additional swashbuckling, slightly longer choice heads out across the face of the side beneath Sarangkot – however, you’ll want a guide to search out the combo of 4WD trails and single-track; the longer various would be to follow the Sarangkot ridge. to form a full day-trip, you will extend the loop south of the Peace Stupa down the Seti Nadi.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Indra Jatra of Nepal

Indra Jatra also known by Yenya in Nepal Bhasa, the biggest festival in Kathmandu Valley. Ye and Nya mean 'Kathmandu' and 'celebration inside Valley' respectively. Indra Jatra celebration consists of two events; a dance of deities and demons, display scared images and tableaus 'Mask of Sweta Bhairava' in the honor of Lord Indra. The other event, Kumari Jatra, the chariot procession of Living Goddess.
The main center of the festival is in Kathmandu Durbar Square, remembered for death one. This carnival goes from 8th days.
The King Gunakamadeva started the festival in the 10th century, commemorate the founding of Kathmandu valley and Kumari Jatra in mid 18th century.
The Festival is commenced with an erection of Yosin or Linga, Yosin Thanegu. A pole is made of tree obtained from Nala, dragged to Durbar square. 

What can you see
Masks of Sweta Bhairav
Indraraj Dyah
Kumari Chariot Procession

Majipa Lakhe dancer
Sawa Bhakku
Pulu Kisi (elephant) dance
Devi Pykhan
Māhākāli Pykhan
Bhalu Dance

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Look Around the Thamel

Thamel is a hub spot for travelers, you can also call the travel ghetto or Chautari for travelers. You can find a lot of travel agencies sign board or little-unmanaged street, but-seeing 'what as it is' is the part of tourism. We just want to share the photos of Thamel with you. If you can find awesome restaurants and place to hang out for day and night. It comes to Thamel try Hukka, momo of Nepal, take part in the culture program in a restaurant; clubs.

Mandela Street of Thamel

JP road of Thamel

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Things you should buy while you are in Nepal

Traveler buy many stuffs as a souvenir while heading back to the country. Often they bought things that did not create valuable or nostalgic feeling when they are back to their home country. Buy things even it is cheaper or low quality that connects with your adventure, religious aspects of that place, historical importance. Once you have brought it must create value in your life. Considered this item before leaving Nepal.

One the best option for you to buy 

Handicraft is made out of Nepalese hand, good items to buy as souvenir

Very popular for tourist 

Clay Pot at Bhakrapur 
Traditional hand made 

Things relate to Buddhism Buy items related to Buddhism

Things relate with Hinduism Buy the items related toHinduism 

Nepali Paper 
Nepali Paper and it made items is also the best option to buy 


View of Annapurna Range

Viewing Annapurna Massif from The Tibet Section Lamjung Himal (6983 m), Annapurna II (7937 m),  Annapurna III (7555 m),  Annapurna IV ...