1 Location 2 Geology and topography 3 Population 4 Sanitation 5 Education 6 Festivals 7 References
East - Khadka Bhadrakali VDC West - Phutung VDC North - Jhor VDC South - Dhapasi and Gongabu VDC
The village is 4 km northern from
1 Higher secondary School - Saraswoti Higher Secondary School. 5 Secondary schools
Amar English Boarding Secondary School Bindhya Basini English Secondary School Ganesh English Secondary School Laksmipur English Secondary School Sri Sarashwati Secondary School Osis Public Academy
1 Lower secondary School - Chandeshwari Lower Secondary School
Altogether 7 educational institutions.
It is known as “Navavarsha” in Nepal.
Sarashwati Puja Saraswati Puja or Sri Panchami is a day to celebrate the birthday of Saraswati – the Goddess of Learning. This is a day when people from school students to scholars worship their pens and books to please the Goddess and expect her favor in their studies so they become wise and knowledgeable. People also throng around the idol of Goddess Sarashwati, especially in Swayambhunath and offer flowers, sweets, fruits, etc. On this day, small children are taught to read and write and people write on the stones and slabs with chalks and pencils. This day which falls between January/February is regarded as a very auspicious day for marriages too as it is believed that Goddess Saraswati herself blesses the couples. Normally it is the astrologers who fix the marriage date and time in Nepal.
Shivaratri (Maha Shivaratri)
Shivaratri or the night of Lord Shiva that falls sometime between
February/March is one of the major festivals of Nepal. This day is
dedicated to the Lord of the Lords – Lord Shiva or Mahadev who lived
in Mt. Kailash in the Himalayas. Lord Shiva is the most worshipped God
in the Hindu religion. More than 100,000 of Hindu devotees from India
and Southeast Asia throng weeks ahead of the festival and gather in
and around Pashupatinath temple – one of the holiest shrines of the
Holi This festival of water and colors that falls between February/March is also known as “Phagu” in Nepal. This day is observed to rejoice the extermination of female demon Holika who together with her King brother conspired to kill his son Pralhad, an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. This day, playful people especially the young ones wander through the streets in groups on foot or vehicles with various colors smeared all over them and the people in houses make merry throwing colors and water balloons at each other and also to these people on the streets.
Ghode Jatra (Festival of Horses)
This festival takes place between March/April and a grand horse parade
takes place at Tundikhel. Although this festival does not have much of
religious aspects, a large number of people, even from outside
Buddha Jayanti Buddha’s birth anniversary is celebrated every year during May in Nepal. On this day people swarm in Swayambhunath and Boudhanath to pay homage to Lord Buddha and also visit Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini and chant prayers and burn butter lamps. Lord Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha Gautam but he abandoned his luxurious life when he realized the misery of mankind and went in search of enlightenment.
Gai Jatra (Cow Festival)
This festival of cow is celebrated every year in August/September.
This is one of the most popular festivals in
Krishna Janmastami The birth anniversary of Lord Sri Krishna, believed to be the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu falls sometime in August/September. All the devotees assemble in Krishna Mandir, the ancient Krishna Temple in Patan Durbar Square and other temples with the idol of Sri Krishna and offer prayers, flowers, food, sweets and chant hymns too.
This is a Hindu married woman’s day for her man. This festival is
celebrated in August/September. Women clad in beautiful red saris with
shining potes (glass beads), singing and dancing is the sight almost
This festival named after Lord Indra - the God of Rain and also the
King of Heaven is celebrated by both the Buddhists and Hindus in Nepal
in August/September. This festival lasts for eight days with singing,
mask dancing and rejoicing. The chariot of Kumari – the Living
Goddess is taken through the main streets of
This festival of lights that falls between October/November is the
second biggest festival after Dashain. This festival lasts for five
days and people worship Laxmi – the Goddess of Wealth. All the
houses are cleaned and decorated with the belief that Goddess Laxmi
will enter the house that is the cleanest and people lit candles, oil
lamps and other lights and the whole place looks illuminating. During
the five days, crows, dogs and cows are worshipped and honored with
vermilion, garland and delicious food for what they have done in the
lives of humans. Crows are regarded as the messenger that brought news
even during the times when there were no postmen and no postal
services. Dogs are the most obedient animals and they guard our house
as true guardians. Cow is also a symbol of wealth in Hinduism and she
is also the national animal of Nepal. During Tihar, the
Dashain (Bijaya Dashami)
During the month of Kartik (late September and early October), the
Nepalese people indulge in the biggest festival of the year, Dashain.
Dashain is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the
Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese of all caste and
creed throughout the country. The fifteen days of celebration occurs
during the bright lunar fortnight ending on the day of the full moon.
Thorough out the kingdom of
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Kathmandu Budanilkantha Chandragiri Dakshinkali Gokarneshwar Kageshwari Manohara Kirtipur Nagarjun Shankharapur