Events

Religious in Around Kathmandu

Maha Shivaratri Festival

In the Nepali month of Falgun (in February or March), tens of thousands of pilgrims throng to Pashupatinath from all over Nepal and India to celebrate Shiva’s birthday. It’s an incredible spectacle, and a chance to …
Religious in Bodhnath (Boudha)

Buddha Jayanti (Saga Dawa)

During the full moon of April/May Buddhists everywhere commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. Thousands of butter lamps are lit by devotees and an image of the Buddha is paraded around the Bod…
Religious in Bodhnath (Boudha)

Losar

Bodhnath goes into spiritual overdrive every year in February or March for the Tibetan New Year. Long copper horns are blown, a portrait of the Dalai Lama is paraded around, thousands of pilgrims throng the stupa, a…
Religious in Around Kathmandu

Bala Chaturdashi

During the new moon of November/December, pilgrims hold a lamp-lit vigil and bathe in the holy Bagmati the following morning. Pilgrims then scatter sweets and seeds around the compound for their deceased relatives t…