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UNESCO World Heritage: Changu Narayan

UNESCO World Heritage: Changu Narayan

One of the most historic temples, the temple of Changu Narayan dates back almost 3000 years and is said to have been built during the Lichhavi Era around the 4th Century. Perched on a hill top 4 kilometers north of the city of Bhaktapur, in ancient times the temple was surrounded by a lush champak tree forest and a small village known as Changu. The hill is 12 km east of the capital and the Manohara river flows right beside the hill. The principle shrine is believed to have been established in 325 AD, the temple was reconstructed in 1702 Ad after a devastating fire.


Nepal’s Living Museum, Lalitpur

Nepal’s Living Museum, Lalitpur

No visitor coming to Nepal goes back without some time spent in Lalitpur, and it is indeed time well spent, because Lalitpur has much to offer.

 

Nepal's Principal Deity, Jai Shree Pashupatinath

Nepal's Principal Deity, Jai Shree Pashupatinath

Fire is His head, the Sun and Moon His eyes, space His ears, the Vedas His speech, the wind His breath, the universe His heart. From His feet the Earth has originated. Verily, He is the inner self of all beings.” –The Upanishads: translation from the Sanskrit.

 

Souvenirs from Nepal

Souvenirs from Nepal

 After the jetlag is over, it’s time to meet near and dear ones, and you can’t wait to see their delight when you gift them the fabulous souvenirs that you have brought all the way from Nepal. 

 

Two Valuable Meditations of Buddhism

Two Valuable Meditations of Buddhism

In Buddhism, the threefold path to enlightenment and nirvana consists of meditation (samadhi), virtue (sila), and wisdom (panna). As far as meditation is concerned, Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati) and Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta Bhavana) are believed to be two of the most valuable among the different types of meditation taught by the Buddha. 

Cooking, the Nepali Way

Cooking, the Nepali Way

Do you want to enrich your cultural experience when in Nepal? Well then, why don’t you take some to learn the fine art of cooking Nepali cuisine?

 

Copper in their Veins, the Tamrakars

Copper in their Veins, the Tamrakars

The Tamrakars have been working at making various items out of copper for a very long time, and why shouldn’t they? After all, the very word ‘Tamrakar’ means ‘those who give shape to copper’. 

10 Days in Kathmandu with Jin Jin Cheung

10 Days in Kathmandu with Jin Jin Cheung

Jin Jin extended her stay in Kathmandu by another 10 days, because in the two months she was here, she found that there was so much more to be discovered. It was a power-packed 10 days, all right!

Two Chinese Girls in Kathmandu

Two Chinese Girls in Kathmandu

Going around Kathmandu and Patan with first-time visitors gives you a fresh perspective, as one gets to look at everything, however familiar, through their enthralled eyes. 

Artistic Nepal

Artistic Nepal

No matter what your particular preference is regarding the arts, you’ll find something here that should excite and inspire you.

Whither Nepali Handicraft?

Whither Nepali Handicraft?

A decade and a half ago, the global demand for Nepali handicraft was such as to make the country proud; the situation has been somewhat stagnant in the last few years.

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