5/21/13 3:16 AM
Nepal Association of Rafting Agents (NARA) will be celebrating its 25th Silver Jubilee Rafting Festival 2013 on May 25th, 2013. NARA is expecting over 700 people to participate in the festival when they go down the Trishuli River. The white water rafting adventure will start from Belkhu and end in Malekhu covering a distance of 20 km approximately.
Nepal boasts some of the world's most thrilling whitewater with its many rivers from Trishuli River, Seti River, Bhote Koshi River, Kali Gandaki River, Marsyandi River, Sun Koshi River, Arun River, Karnali River and Tamur River. The whitewater consists of a wide range of difficulties, breathtaking scenery and an amazing adventure.
Take part in NARA's 25th Silver Jubilee Rafting Festival 2013. For more information, please visit Nepal Association of Rafting Agents (NARA)'s website.
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4/17/13 11:02 PM
The Seto Machhindranath festival begins around 4pm today. The organizing committee is coordinating with the police, Scouts and Red Cross personnel to manage security during the festival. The four-day chariot procession will begin from Teen Dhara Pathsala, Jamal. The chariot procession will then travel along the narrow alleys of Ason, Indrachowk and other areas surrounding the Basantapur Durbar Square. The chariot will stay in one location for a night.
The image of Seto Machhindranath is painted white and taken up to the chariot before the procession begins. After the completion of the festival, the image of Seto Machhindranath is then returned to Machhendra Bahal temple in Basantapur. President Ram Baran Yadav will be the chief guest during the closing of the festival. The festival is celebrated by the Newar community to make the end of winter and welcome the spring season.
3/27/13 11:46 PM
Kathmandu valley residents and those residing in hilly districts celebrated the Holi, or fagu purnima, festival on March 26, 2013. People living in the Terai region celebrate the festival on March 27, 2013. People in the valley gathered in their neighborhood and smeared colored powders and water-filled balloons.
The police had tightened security this year to prevent hooliganism and other unwanted incidents.
Holi begins on the eighth day of the new moon and ends with the burning of ‘Chir’ on the full moon day. According to Hindu mythology, the demon king Hiranta Kashyapu ordered his sister Holika to kill his own son Pralhad, who was a devout follower of Lord Vishnu. Holika sat on a fire with Pralhad. Holika perished in the fire whereas Pralhad came out of the fire unharmed.
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