Sonam Lhosar

posted on 3rd of february, 2012

Tamang community under the Mahayan sect of Buddhist religion, observed Sonam Lhosar across the nation this year on 24 January 2012.The meaning of 'Lho' in Tibetan language is ‘year’ and 'Sar' means ‘new’. Sonam Lhosar is the celebration of Tamang's new year.Tamangs are the ancient and original inhabitants of the mountains and plains of the Himalayan regions of Nepal.Tamangs celebrate their new year on the first day of new moon or in other words the very next day after the no-moon day of month of Magh (Magh Sukla Pratipada).
Tamangs from across the country celebrated 2848th New Year,'Sonam Lhosar' in Tundikhel,Kathmandu by wearing traditional dresses and organizing cultural programs. Tamangs abroad also celebrated the occasion...

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Maha Shivaratri festival celebrated in Nepal

posted on 28th of february, 2012

Like previous years, this year as well mahashivaratri festival was celebrated in Nepal on 20 February.Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Falgun, which corresponds to the month of February - March in English. Mahashivaratri is one of the biggest festivals of Hindus.Maha Shivaratri means "The Big Night of Shiva" or "Auspicious darkness". It is a night of awakening. This festival is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva. People from all over the world throng to Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu,Nepal,one of the most important shrines of Lord shiva.Devotees worship lord Shiva while some women fast during this very day. Married women pray for the well being of their husbands and sons,...

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Posted by Mariaam on February 29, 2012
Very interesting article and great photos!
Posted by Egomezta on February 28, 2012
Thanks for sharing...

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