Orissa: pilgrimage of orange pilgrims Culture India 

Orissa: pilgrimage of orange pilgrims

Today, on the main Konark Highway, next to us, were going an unlimited amounts of orange pilgrims. Whenever I looked out the window on the stretch of road visible from our home, we could see singing Indians dressed in orange colors. Each of them carried on a shoulder a two-meter-long stick with plastic-covered symbols of Hindu culture. The stick was completed... Read More
Puri: Ratha Yatra – the biggest festival of the year Culture India Interesting facts 

Puri: Ratha Yatra – the biggest festival of the year

Rath Yatra Festival, an annual “chariot journey”. Traditionally located in Puri – in the state of Orissa – is associated with the figure of Sri Jagannatha. When the festival falls Rath Yatra takes place on Ashadha Shukla Dwitiya, which is the second day after the new month of Ashadha’s Hindu calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, this time falls on... Read More
Parshuram Jayanti – Shiva and Parvati wedding anniversary Culture Interesting facts Nepal Stories 

Parshuram Jayanti – Shiva and Parvati wedding anniversary

A few days after the Nepalese New Year, the Hindu festival Parshuram Jayanti was on… celebrated by the Bikram Sambat traditions as Parshurama’s birthday. This year – 2018 – the holiday fell on April 18 according to the Gregorian calendar. According to the ancient book of Ramayana, Parashurama arrives at the engagement ceremony of Sita and Rama on that day.... Read More
2145 – Year of the Earth Dog: Tibetan calendar Culture Interesting facts Nepal 

2145 – Year of the Earth Dog: Tibetan calendar

The tradition of the Losar festival dates back to prehistoric pre-Buddhist times in Tibet. When Tibetans traditionally practiced the Bon shamanic tradition, a festival was organized every winter in which people offered innumerable incense to local spirits and deities. This tradition has remained until today as the annual New Year’s Buddhist festival. Tibetan calendar – according to which the Buddhist... Read More