Ganesh Chaturthi being observed by Hindus across Nepal

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Hindu devotees are paying homage to Lord Ganesh on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi today across the country. The festival is celebrated every year on the fourth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Bhadra (Bhadra Shukla Chaturthi) according to the lunar calendar.

Ganesh, the son of Shiva and Parvati, who is also known as Ganapati and Binayak, is revered as the remover of obstacles and the patron of arts and sciences. He is also the god of intellect and wisdom, according to Ganesh Purana. He is worshipped at the beginning of any religious ritual or undertaking.

Hindus worship Ganesh praying and wishing for peaceful and happy life.

Devotees particularly throng the temples of Ashok Binayak and Chandra Binayak in Kathmandu, Surya Binayak and Kamal Binayak in Bhaktapur.

The Newar community celebrates the day as Chatha Parva.

 

 

Sources: The Himalayan Times

Teej Festival In Nepal

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Teej is traditionally dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, remembering her union with Lord Shiva. It is a three-day-long celebration that combines splendid feasts as well as rigid fasting.
Teej is celebrated on 3rd day of Bhadra Sukala Paksha (according to Nepali lunar calendar). It generally falls in late August or early September.

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Teej is a festival celebrated by Nepali women, for the long life of her husband and long and firm relationship between them until the death this life and all the lives to come. Every ritual has its own significance and so ladies perform all Teej customs with extreme devotion. Women start preparing for Teej well in advance and go out shopping to bring all the items used in performing Teej rituals.
Teej is observed for marital happiness, well-being of spouse and children and purification of own body and soul. Teej is the most famous festival among Nepali women.
How it is celebrated
The festivals for women, include dancing, singing, getting together with friends and telling stories, dressing up with henna-coloured hands and feet, wearing red, green or yellow clothes, sharing festive foods, etc.The festivals are dedicated, in many parts of India and Nepal, to Parvati.They first offer worship to Lord Shiva and spend the rest of the day singing and dancing in the temple premises.
The folk music and dances add more flavor to traditional values of Teej. It is fascinating to see women, in “Red” dancing and singing on the street, going to temple in holy and fasting mood. Teej is also called Hari Talika Teej. This festival is celebrated by Nepali Hindu women all across the world.

 

First Day-Dar Khane Din

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The eve is called Dar Khane Din. On this day all the family members especially the women, both married and unmarried gather at one place, in their finest outfits of red (called Saubhagya) and start dancing and singing devotional songs mixed with Nepali folk and Dohori songs. This evening the grand feast takes place. The grand feast is called “Dar”. The fun often goes on till midnight, after midnight the 24-hour fasting starts.

 

The second day

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Fasting day is the second day of Teej. Women take fasting on the second day.
Some women take it very rigid, they even live without a piece of food and drops of water while some others take liquid and fruit.They visite Lord Shiva’s temple singing and dancing all the way.Most of devotees in Kathmandu go to Pashupatinath Temple.

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After the completion of the previous day’s pooja, women pay homage to various deities and bathe with red mud found on the roots of the sacred Datiwan bush, along with its leaves. This act of purification is the final ritual of Teej, after which women are considered forgiven from all their sins. The recent years have witnessed an adjustment in the rituals, especially regarding the strictness, but its spirit remains the same.

Reasons for Celebrating Haritalika Teej

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Teej is one of the most popular festivals for every woman. Teej is the fasting festival of women in Nepal. Married women observe Teej fast to honor Lord Shiva and for long and healthy life of their husband. Unmarried girls also observe fast on this day for a good husband. Teej celebrations last for three pious days. Teej is the important festivals for woman. In this day, every women looks beauty by wearing red saris, green bangles. They look colorful with beautiful dresses. Women on this day observe Hartalika Teej vrat (fast) and pray to Lord Shiva and Parvati. Women keep this fast without water and stay awake the whole night.

Some reasons for celebrating Haritalika Teej

  1. It is assumed that fasting in teej without water and pray to lord Shiva may help to bring good husband.
  2. Women read the Vrat Katha to get blessings of Goddess Parvati.
  3. It is believed that those who observe the fast of Hartalika Teej, Lord Shiva fulfill all the desires of those devotees.
  4. Married women celebrate Teej for wellness of their husbands and unmarried celebrate for achieving the love of their husbands and making the life of their husbands secured.
  5. To bring their happiness of their love life.
  6. To wish long life of their husband.
  7. Teej refers to the monsoon festivals and it celebrates the bounty of nature, arrival of clouds and rain, greenery and birds with social activity, rituals and customs.

 

Famous Lord Shiva Temple Across The world

 Shiva Vishnu Temple in Livermore, California,USA

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The design of the temple integrates best of styles. The divinity has been donated by the Indian government.

The Shiva Temple in Muscat, Oman

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This beautiful temple is 350 years old and was built by the first Gujaratis who settled in Oman.

Munneswaram Temple in Munneswaram, Sri Lanka

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This temple complex also houses a Buddhist temple besides the temples of Shiva, Kali, Ganesha and Ayyanayake. Temple of Lord Shiva is at the center.

Katasraj Temple in Chakwal, Pakistan

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It is said that two pools surrounded by the temple complex were shaped by Shiva’s tears. Later, Lord Krishna is said to have set up a hand-made shivalinga here.

The present day structure was built some 9 centuries ago.

 

The Sagar Shiv Temple, Mauritius

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This temple is situated on an island. It has a beautiful statue of Lord Shiva in bronze-colored.

 

Arulmigu Sri Raja Kaliamman Temple in Johor Baru, Malaysia

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It is said that this temple was gifted to the Indians by the Sultan of Johore. In the main chamber, 3, 00,000 rudraksha beads have been pasted on the wall.

 

Shiva Temple in Auckland, New Zealand

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This temple was opened in the Narvdeshwar form of Lord shiva in the year 1998.

Shiva Vishnu Temple in Melbourne, Australia

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The unique feature about this temple is the fact that it is built on virgin land and was opened to devotees in 1994. Inside the temple, there are 32 deities, brought from India and Sri Lanka.

Mukti Gupteshwar Temple in Minto, Australia

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This ethnic temple in Australia holds the 13th jyotirlinga. The last jyotirlinga was gifted by the King of Nepal Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev to Australia in 1999.

It is a man-made cave temple. In the main sanctum you will find a deep vault, which has millions of notes with ‘Om Namah Shivaya‘written on them.

The Sivan Kovil in Lewisham, London

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It was reconstructed and reopened in 2011; this massive temple also undertakes many charity activities. Built as per the ancient scriptures, it is the first of its kind in all of Europe.

 

Shiva Temple in Zurich, Switzerland

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The temple houses a shivalinga as well as the statues of Nataraja and Shakthi. The complex also houses two very well-carved statues of Nandi.

 

 

 

Inter-religion Marriages of Bollywood

Amrita Arora and Shakeel Ladak

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Amrita Arora has a mix Punjabi catholic background while her husband is a traditional Muslim.They had gone through a traditional Muslim Nikah as well as Church marriage. Rumours say they had tied knot suddenly because Amrita was probably got pregnant before their marriage.The couple tied the knot in 2009.

 Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder

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The Hindu-Muslim duo had met for the first time on movie set, fell in love, got married. Now Farah has become a mother of triplet (one son, two daughters)! They got married on 9th Dec, 2004.

Genelia D’souza and Ritesh Deshmukh

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Thesweetest girl in Bollywoood Genelia D’souza has tied knot with the actor  Ritesh Deshmukh on 3rd February, 2012. Their marriage ceremony was done according to traditional Marathi process. On the very next day the couple again married to each other in Church.

Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia

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Arun is Hindu Sikh and Mrs Jesia belongs to a Parsi family. They tied knot on 1998 and now they have two daughters, Mahikaa and Myra.

Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani

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Aktar is the son of famous Lyricist Jawed Akhtar. He believes in atheism while his wife is the daughter of a Bengali doctor who had married to an English woman. Aktar with his Hairdresser wife have two children till 2015.They are now divorced though.

Arbaaz Khan and Mallaika Arora

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Arbaaz is Muslim and Mallaika is from hindu family.Khan family is a very powerful family in Bollywood industry.They are happily enjoying their marriage life since 1998.

 

 Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne Khan

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Greek God of bollywood belongs to an ethnic Punjabi family where as his wife is a Muslim.  The duo has two sons Hrehaan and Hridaan. There was a huge controversy took place in all over the country when Hrithik announced that he and his wife Suzanne has decided to separate and end their relationship on 2013. They finally got officially divorced on 1st November 2014 in Bandra court, Mumbai.

Aamir Khan and kiran Rao

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Rao is an atheist and follows vegan lifestyle and Aamir is muslim. Khan met with Kiran Rao who has been the assistant director of the movie Lagaan. The duo fell in love and got married on 2011. They have a son through surrogacy.

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor

Kareena was born in a traditional famous Punjabi Family whereas; Saif Ali Khan belongs to royal muslim marriage.The couple  married on 16 Oct, 2014 after dating each other from Oct, 2007.

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Chhibba

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It is the talked about relationship of bollywood.They first met each other in a party in the year 1984 when SRK was just 18!  Gauri belonged to a Brahmin Hindu familywhereas SRK was a muslim. After huge hurdle, they both managed to get united. They married on 25th Oct 1991. They have 3 children AbRam, Aryan, Suhana. Still after a long time of their marriage they found to be the perfect couple to be considered as the inspiration to many couple.

 

Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu god Krishna. Krishna is one of the many names of Lord Vishnu, and Sri Krishan is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is the speaker of the Bhagavad-gita, which is recognized throughout the world as one of mankind’s greatest books of wisdom and poetry.  He is infinite, we are finite, and He maintains us all.

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It is believed that lord Vishnu reincarnated in the form of lord Krishna on the auspicious day of Janmashtami The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapad (August–September) in the Hindu calendar .

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On the occasion the temples and homes are wonderfully decorated and lightened. Religious hymns are sung at temples. The priests bath the idol with Panchamrita which comprises of water from the holy Ganges River, milk, ghee or clarified butter, curd, and honey pouring all these from a conch shell. Then the idol of infant Krishna is placed in a cradle. Raslilas are performed to remember the childhood memories of Lord Krishna.

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We celebrate Janmashtami by fasting, worshipping Krishna and staying up until midnight, and offer prayers at special time when Krishna is believed to have been born. Images of Krishna’s infancy are placed in swings and cradles in temples and homes. At midnight, devotees gather around for devotional songs, dance and exchange gifts. Some temples also conduct readings of the Hindu religious scripture Bhagavad Gita.

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The holy occasion brings people together, thus it signifies unity and faith. The main significance of Janmashtami is to encourage goodwill and to discourage bad will. Krishna Jayanti also celebrates togetherness. This celebration encourages working in a team, thus signifies the importance of team work.

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What is the reason behind celebrating Janai Purnima?

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Nepal is a beautiful country with various religion and cultural. Among all the festivals janai purnima is one of the interesting and greatest festivals. Janai purni ma is also known as Rakhshya Bhandan, Srawani Purnima, Rishi Purnima. Janai Purnima also known as sacred thread festival. This festival falls in the full moon of Bhadra (August). This festival is very much popular among the Hindus.

On the occasion, especially Hindu Brahmins and Chhetris who have undergone Brata bandha (hair saving ceremony) change the sacred thread janai (white cotton string worn across the chest) and also tie sacred thread around the wrist of the right hand. This is the day in which people share happiness. It is believe that the use of the sacred thread will bring them good luck.

People have belief that if someone ties Tago on this day by the Bhraman Priests; and offer them donations; they will earn virtue and blessings from the God for auspicious life. On this day people take fast of 1 day.

People celebrate the festival eating Kwati (soup cooked from germinated pulses) and other special food items.

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They take ritual dips in the water and offer ablution to the gods.

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Especially Brahmins ties tago for the people and they change their janai (sacred thread) once a year on this day while other Hindus have a sacred thread tied around their wrists.

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Rakshya Bandan is primarily observed in India and in Tarai districts of Nepal. Lately, the festival is celebrated throughout the nation.

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Delicious Foods Which You Must Try

Newar are the indigenous people from Nepal. They are very rich in culture and tradition. Their foods are as famous as their culture. So if you are visiting Nepal don’t forget to taste these mouth watering foods of Newar Community.

Some of the very Famous Newari food is as follow:


Chatamari

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It is one of the most in style newari foods. It is a kind of very thin pancake or crepe usually made from rice flour. It can be topped with variety of topping specially minced red meat and egg or vegetables and seasoned with vegetables like tomatoes, onions, green chilies etc.

Yomari

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It is a sweet dish which needs to be served hot. It is prepared by filling the dumpling of rice flour with Khuwa or lentil paste or any ingredients.

Choyela

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It is an admired Newari food that consists of spiced grilled water buffalo meat. Though choyela is traditionally popular with water buffalo meat, nowadays mutton, chicken and duck meat are also being used.  It is one of the most important and necessary item in the Newari Menu. It is also an important ingredient of Samay Baji.

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It is delicious lentil spongy pancake or patty and a very popular  newari food. It is prepared by grinded lentils which are soaked for overnight. It can make from any type of lentil like black lentil, green lentil or any other type

Samay Baji

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This is an authentic traditional Newari food of Newar Community. Samya baji is one of the main attractions of Nepal as well. It is taken as appetizer in the restaurants nowadays.

Kachila 

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It is a special meat delicacy of Newar Community, consisting of marinated raw minced water buffalo meat. The word “kachila” is derived from two words,”kachyu” and “laa”.”Kachyu” means raw or fresh and “la” means meat. Kachila is one of the top newari food you must try in your life.

Gwaramari

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It literally means “a round loaf of bread”. Gwaramari consists of two words, Gwara and Mari. “Gwara” means round shaped and “Mari” means bread. It is very easy and interesting newari food recipe(sub category of Nepalese Cuisine). Gwaramari is generally eaten as breakfast in Newar Community.

Momo

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It is mainly eaten as appetizer. Momo is usually steamed with different filling such as buff, chicken, mutton, pork and vegetable. It is served with spicy achar.

Juju Dhau

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It is very popular food product in Nepal. It is the speciality of town of Bhaktapur. Juju dhau means the “King Yogurt”. Juju Dhau is rich in taste with thick creamy consistency. A must try for food lovers.

Sanyakhuna

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It is a Jellied meat soup with fish .It is closely related to takha (Meat Jelly). Buffalo meat and bones are cooked separately for about three to four hours in a large cauldron. It can only be made during the cold season as it need to freeze well.

 

 

 

Shrawan Fast: Girls Pray For The Perfect Match

Shravan falls on the fifth month of the Hindu calendar. This month is considered to be the holiest month of the year as many religious festivals and ceremonies fall in this month.This month is dedicated to the worship and reverence of Lord Shiva. Devotees observe fasts during Shravan Month to please Lord Shiva.

Monday is the special day for Lord Shiva. That is why; every Monday that comes in the month of Shravan is extremely auspicious. On the Shravan Somvars, women fast and do puja of Lord Shiva. Shravan Somvar is very important for the devotees of Lord Shiva’s. On this special day, devotees show their respect by observing a fast from sunrise to sunset. The fasts done on Monday are known as Shravan Somwar Vrat. It is believed that by observing Sravan Somvar Vrat all desires gets fulfilled. It is believed that if unmarried women keep fast on Mondays of the month they would get a good husband.

Rules to be observed during Shrawan Month

The following practices are strictly followed by many during Shravan:

  • Using Rudraksh mala for Japa or meditation.
  • Offering Lord Shiva bhibuthi and applying some on the forehead.
  • Making offerings of bel leaves, panchamrut to lord Shiva.
  • Performing fast on mondays to seek the blessings of lord Shiva. It is strongly believed that, if women fast on all mondays in Shrawan month, they will be blessed with a good husband.
  • Reciting Shiva Chalis and offer aarti.

Love For Bangles

 

 

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For Nepalese women, bangles are not just mere ornaments. Nepali women love their bangles. It is a tradition to wear bangles after marriage for the sake of health, luck and prosperity. Bangles are more than accessories for Nepali women. They are a part of their identity. In the Nepalese culture, different colored bangles traditionally signify different things. Red signifies energy and prosperity, while green denotes good luck and fertility. Yellow bangles are meant for happiness, white is for new beginnings and orange is for success. Silver bangles denote strength and gold bangles are the ultimate symbol of fortune and prosperity.

A bangle is one of the most important ornaments that a Nepali woman wears. For married women, bangles hold a special significance as they are a sign of their husband.  Bangles have always been an inseparable part of Nepali culture. No wonder, bangles feature in so many of our film as well as folk songs. Let us take a look at what makes bangles such a special part of the Nepali culture, especially for weddings.  Bangles are traditionally a part of the Nepalese culture. It is mandatory for newlywed brides and would-be-brides to wear bangles made of glass, gold or other metals as they signify the long life of the husband. They signify good fortune and prosperity. Traditionally breaking of the bridal glass or bangles is considered inauspicious.

Hindu People Celebrate Harishayani Ekadashi by Fasting and Worshship.

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Hindus across Nepal are celebrating the Harishayani Ekadashi festival today, the first day of the four-month holy period of Chaturmas with fasting and worship and prayer to Lord Vishnu. Mostly, Ekadashi is a important festivals for every women because they celebrates it by fasting for their long life of husband and to wish for happiness.

On the day of Harishayani Ekadashi, Hindus plant Tulasi/basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) on their yards, which they worship as a form of Lord Vishnu for next four months till the day of Haribodhini Ekadashi, the concluding day of the Chaturmas.

The Chaturmas, a period from the 11th day of waxing moon of the month of Ashadh (Ashadh Shukla Ekadashi) to the 11th day of waxing moon of the month of Kartik (Kartik Shukla Ekadashi) is considered a holy period for the worship of Lord Vishnu. Popularly, the two Ekadashis are also called Thuli (Great) Ekadashis.

“Observing the Chaturmas Brata or fasting is regarded as very auspicious, which should be done after planting the saplings of Tulasi on Ekadhashi”, Chair of the Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti, Prof Dr Ram Chandra Gautam, said.

Meanwhile, the Pashupati Area Development Trust is providing saplings of Tulasi free of cost for those in the Capital wishing to plant it today.

 

 

 

Information are gathered from Himalayan Times

Find Your Personality Traits From Your Horoscope

 

Aries Mar 21-Apr 20

The people born as Aries zodiac sigh have following personality traits:

Adventurous and energetic, Pioneering and courageous, Enthusiastic and confident, Dynamic and quick-witted, Selfish and quick-tempered,Impulsive and impatient,Foolhardy and daredevil

Taurus Apr 21-may 21

The people born as Taurus zodiac sigh have following personality traits:

Patient and reliable, Warmhearted and loving, Persistent and determined, Placid and security loving, Jealous and possessive, Resentful and inflexible ,Self-indulgent and greedy

  Gemini May 22-June 21

The people born as  Gemini zodiac sigh have following personality traits:

Adaptable and versatile, Communicative and witty, Intellectual and eloquent ,Youthful and lively Nervous and tense, Superficial and inconsistent,Cunning and inquisitive

Cancer June 22-July 22

The people born as Cancer zodiac sigh have following personality traits:

Emotional and loving, Intuitive and imaginative, Shrewd and cautious, Protective and sympathetic Changeable and moody, Overemotional and touchy, Clinging and unable to let go

 Leo July 23-Aug 21

The people born as Leo zodiac sigh have following personality traits:

Generous and warmhearted, Creative and enthusiastic, Broad-minded and expansive, Faithful and loving,Pompous and patronizing, Bossy and interfering, Dogmatic and intolerant

 

Virgo Aug 22-Sep 23

The people born as Virgo zodiac sigh have following personality traits:

Modest and shy, Meticulous and reliable, Practical and diligent, Intelligent and analytical, Fussy and a worrier, Overcritical and harsh ,Perfectionist and conservative

 Scorpio Oct 24-Nov 22

The people born as Scorpio zodiac sigh have following personality traits:

Determined and forceful, Emotional and intuitive, Powerful and passionate, Exciting and magnetic Jealous and resentful, Compulsive and obsessive, Secretive and obstinate

 Sagittarius Nov 23-Dec 22

The people born as Sagittarius zodiac sigh have following personality traits:

Optimistic and freedom-loving, Jovial and good-humored, Honest and straightforward Intellectual and philosophical, Blindly optimistic and careless, Irresponsible and superficial Tactless and restless

 Capricorn Dec 23-Jan 20

The people born as Capricorn zodiac sigh have following personality traits:

Practical and prudent, Ambitious and disciplined,Patient and careful, Humorous and reserved Pessimistic and fatalistic, Miserly and grudging

 Aquarius Jan 21-Feb 19

The people born as Aquarius zodiac sigh have following personality traits:

Friendly and humanitarian, Honest and loyal, Original and inventive, Independent and intellectual Intractable and contrary, Perverse and unpredictable, Unemotional and detached

Pisces Feb 20-Mar 20

The people born as Pisces zodiac sigh have following personality traits:

Imaginative and sensitive, Compassionate and kind, Selfless and unworldly, Intuitive and sympathetic, Escapist and idealistic, Secretive and vague, Weak-willed and easily led

( information gathered from different sources)

 

Art and Culture of Nepal

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Human beings learn from their expertise, gain data and use them in solving their issues. Nepal is rich in art and cultural. Different people have different cultural so they have their own way celebrate their cultural. Nepali People are too talented in making the art like painting, designing, Drawing, etc. They themselves made beautiful art which is attracting for the tourists. People Share their feeling in a very sort ways like Music, literature, Painting etc.

Likewise, all societies develop bound behavior, habits and values that are passed on from generation to generation and become the simplest way of life that we tend to decision culture .Art and culture developed in Nepal in conjunction with the event of human civilization. However, evidently, it may be traced from the reign of the Kirants though it had been not well-organized. The arrival of Lichchhavi rulers in Nepal from Baishali (India) brought a drastic amendment. Nepal became a dwelling place of various castes and creeds. Art is still becoming famous in Nepal. Especially in Bhaktapur side area all most people are involving in art. They make good hand art and sell that art for the tourist. Art is passes form generation to generation. The caste distinction started within the society. This division of caste based mostly on occupation brought specialization and skills in art and culture. In spite of assorted spiritual there was spiritual tolerance within the country.

The construction of massive and inventive palaces, houses, temples, stupas, etc. began within the Lichchhavi amount. Mangriha, Kailashkut Bhawan, Bhadradhi, the temple of Pashupatinath, Changunarayan and Buddhist Bihars of Ashok testify the advancement of art and design.King narendradev had a good looking place that has been appreciated in ‘Tang Description’ of China. Similarly, Chinese traveler Wang-Huen-Tche had said that he had never seen a additional stunning palace than ‘Kailashkut Bhawan’. It had been in-built the pagoda vogue, that was a pure original Nepalese art.

The creative art has a touch of sentiments in its subject and title. The artist has been successful in his aim for expressing himself through the medium of abstract art, thus one can find that the colors on the canvas holds some deep intellectual meaning. Kathmandu valley is has the most historic and cultural site that preserves ancient arts, architecture and cultural lifestyle. The Durbar Square areas contain countless temples and architectural showpieces.

10 Famous Mosques Of World

10 Famous Mosques Of World

A Mosque is a place where follower of Muslim Visit to pray.Mosques is found in different shapes and sizes and they differ according to region based on density of the Muslim Population of certain area.

Well there are many Mosques across the world but here we present you Ten most famous Mosques in the WORLD.

 

Masjid al Haram (The Holy Mosque) – Saudi Arabia

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It is the oldest and the largest Mosque In the world. It is located in the city of Mecca. Muslims around the world turn toward kabba while performing any prayer. It is the holiest site in Islam.

 

Masjid Nabawi – Saudi Arabia

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It is a mosque which was built by Prophet Muhammad. It is situated in the city of Medina e munwwara. It is considered to be second holiest place for Islam.

 

Al-Aqsa Mosque (plestine)

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Al-Aqsa mosque is also known as Bayt al-Muqaddas and is considered as the third holiest mosque. It is located in the city of Jerusalem.

 

 

 Faisal Masjid (Pakistan)

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This mosque is located in the Islambad capital of Pakistan. It is the largest Mosque in south Asia. It was designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay.  This mosque design is unique and morden as compared to other mosques.

 

 

 Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque (Brunei)

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It is located in the capital of Sultanate of Brunei. It the the most beautiful mosque in Asia Pacific. The mosque is designed in Mughal architecture and Italian style.

 

 The Sultan Ahmed Mosque Turky Istanbul

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This mosque is also famous as Blue Mosque as it contains blue tiles as a design.  It is located in Istanbul and is

The historical mosque in there.

 

Ubudiah Mosque  (Kuala Kangsar)

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It is a Perak’s royal mosque located in the royal town of Luala Kangsar, Malaysia. It has a golden dome and it was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback.

 

 The Hassan II Mosque (Morocco)

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It is located in Morocco and it is the seventh  largest mosque in the world. It was designed by Michel Pinsear and built by Bouygues. This building is partially build in land and partially on ocean.

 

Jumeirah Mosque (Dubai U.A.E)

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It is the most popular mosque in Dubai. Non Muslim are permitted to visit only after certain consideration.

 

The National Mosque of Malaysia

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It is located in Kuala Lumpur and has the capacity of 15000 people. It has unique and attractive design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gayatri Mantra

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Meaning Of Gayatri Mantra

In ancient time Gayatri mantra was first lesson which was taught in school.The main motive behind this lesson was to provide higest form of wisdom.

There are different forms of its meaning which are listed below:

  • We meditate on the effulgent glory of the divine Light; may he inspire our understanding
  • We meditate on the adorable glory of the radiant sun; may he inspire our intelligence.
  • “We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlighten our minds.”

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We meditate on the glory of the Creator;
Who has created the Universe;
Who is worthy of Worship;
Who is the embodiment of Knowledge and Light;
Who is the remover of Sin and Ignorance;
May He open our hearts and enlighten our Intellect.

 

Famous Religious Temples In Nepal

 

 

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Nepal is a country where there are cultural diversities. We can find numerous culture and tradition and they have their own values. Nepal can be called Land of Faith. The different places of Nepal reflect the diversities of religion, norms, values, culture etc.

 

Pashupatinath

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Pashupatinath is one of the oldest and sacred Hindu temples of Nepal.It are situated at the bank of Bagmati River on the eastern side of Kathmandu.The temple is built in the Nepalese Pagoda style of architecture.

Pathivara

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Located on the hill of Taplejung Pathivara temple carries great significance in Hindu Religion .It is believed that Goddess at Pathivara temple is believed to possess supernatural powers and diligently answer her devotee’s prayers.

Gosaikunda

gosaikunda

The pride of Rasuwa District Gosaikunda Lake is alpine freshwater lake which is located at an altitude of 4,380m.Its water are considered holy and of particular significance during Janai Purnima and Gangadashahara and the lake melts and flow down Trisuli River and remains frozen for six months in winter.

Swayambhunath

swyambhu

It is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal.The stupa consists of a dome at the base, above which is cubical structure painted with eyes of Buddha looking in all four direction. The site is considered Buddhist but this place is also visited by Hindu as well.

Lumbini

LUMBIN I

Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District of Nepal.It has numbers of temple s including Mayadevi temple and others.

Muktinath

mukrtinath

It is the sacred place for both hindu and Buddhist and is located at Mustang Nepal.It represents great example of how two different religion can share same holy spot with mutual respect.

 Jaleshwor Mahadev

jaleshwor mahadev

It lies in Janakpur zone and is one of the prominent places of pilgrimage.Just in front of Jaleshwor Mahadev temple there are two sacred ponds called Barunsar and Kshiresar.

Dolakha Bhimsen

bhimsen

It lies in the Dolakha district so it named after it and is popularly called Dolakha Bhimsen.The people from this district believes in Bhimsewar as their lord.

Swargadwari

swargadwari

The popular temple from Pyuthan district Swargadwari is a Hindu pilgrimage and has a great historical value.There is a crowd of devotee from different place during Baisakh Poornima and Kartik Poornima.

Manakamana

manakamna

Manakamana is the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati who is considered to be incarnation of Goddess Parwati.The temple is located at Gorkha District.It is believed that Goddess grants wishes to all those who worship her.

Dakshinkali

dakshimnklali

Located at 22 km from Kathmandu Valley,Dakshinkali is one of the most religious temple of Nepal.The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali.People usually sacrifice animals for the sake of prayers.

 

 

 

 

 

Avatars of Lord Shiva  

 

shivaLord Shiva is considered as supreme God in hindu mythology and is worhipped throughout Nepal and India.We all are familiar with das avatar of Lord Bishnu but very few know about the avatar of lord Shiva.The main motive of avatar is to destry the evilness and kill the demon in ordwe to protect innocent people of Earth.There  are 19 incarnation of Lord Shiva, however we here present 10 avatars of Him.

 

The 10 incarnations or avatar of Lord Shiva are as follow:

 

Piplaad Avatar:

pipladPiplaad avatar is the avatar which helps people to get free of shani dosh before 16 years old.It is believed that woshpping Lord Shiva helps people to get rid of shani dosh.

 

 

 

 

Nandi Avatar

nandi

In this form he is said to be in bull faced with a body much like his hallowed shiva but with four hands.There are some temples which are exclusively built for Shiva.

 

 

 

 

 

Veervadra Avatar

vervadra

 

This avatar was formed when he was in deep grive due to the demise of Sati his wife.He is believed to be a destroyer and  he was dark as a clould with three eyes and wore garland of skill and carried dangerous weapon.

 

 

 

Bhairava

 bhairab

This avatar is also known as kaal bhairab and it is the fierce manifestation of lord  shiva associated in annihilation.

 

 

 

 

Ashwatthama

 aathanawawasas

It is avatar of lord shiva who was born during mahabharat period as a son of  Dronacharya.

 

 

 

Sharabha

 sharabha

It is avatar in which shiva appears to be half lion and half bird who has a eight leg and is mighter than lion and elephant.This form is trolled to usher good luck and kill all the enemies.

 

 

Grihapati

 grihapati

Vishwanar was a Brahmin who wanted a son just like shiva and he devoted hs whole life to worship shiva. Lord Shiva was pleased and hence was born as Gripati.

 

 

Durvasa

 durvasa

He had taken this avatar to maintain discipline in universe.

 

 

 

Hanuman

hanuman

Lord shiva had taken this incarnation in ramayan period to help Lord Ram.

 

 

 

 

Rishav

 rishabv

This avatar was taken to kill the demon from patal lok who were the sons of Lord Bishnu.