newa-culture

Long live tradition

Traditionally, the average lifespan of a Nepali used to be 40-45. Child mortality rate was high, and very few people lived to...

Monika Deupala

Long live tradition

Traditionally, the average lifespan of a Nepali used to be 40-45. Child mortality rate was high, and very few people lived to...

Kathmandu wards off evil spirits

Kathmandu Valley celebrated the Gathemuga festival on Sunday by setting fire to effigies of demons, burning mustard to ward off evil spirits...

Samyak Mahadan

Samyak Mahadan as the name suggests is an almsgiving Newa Buddhist festival held once in every five years in Patan. The two...

Yomari Punhi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccGvvnK0tsQ&feature=youtu.beA popular Newari festival observed every year during the December full moon, Yomari Punhi, is upon us. Traditionally people in Kathmandu Valley...

Monika Deupala

Bel Bibaha

Girls from the Newa community in Nepal get married at least three times in their lifetime. The first ceremony called Bel Bibaha...

Street vs Guthi Bill

Tens of thousands of people from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur took on the streets on Wednesday demanding the controversial Guthi Bill to...

Ancient Panauti’s French Connection

The 13-century town of Panauti has the ambience of a place that has been bypassed by history. The fertile valley along the Rosi Khola...

Patan's museum piece

The Patan Museum is a must-visit among the draws of Kathmandu Valley: tastefully designed and informative, its curation is logical yet sensitive to the...

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