Moments from Puri Culture Interesting facts 

Moments from Puri

The city of Puri in the Indian state of Orissa (in the old transcription as Odisha) is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is an Indian Mecca, where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims annually flock. Imagine a marathon in 60-100-200km when you have on your shoulder a ritual stick with pots filled with some substance weighing 4-8kg. And... Read More
Rabindranath Tagore Culture Interesting facts 

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta, India into a wealthy Brahmin family. After a brief stay in England (1878) to attempt to study law, he returned to India, and instead pursued a career as a writer, playwright, songwriter, poet, philosopher and educator. During the first 51 years of his life he achieved some success in the Calcuttaarea of India where... Read More
Nepal: Who are Kiranti Culture Interesting facts 

Nepal: Who are Kiranti

Kirati, Kiranti is an ethnic group with roots going back several millennia distinguished by separate beliefs, traditions and language between Nepalese. Region Traditionally, they live in the  region of Arun river flowing through Eastern Nepal. A distinction is made between two groups: Wallo – living west of the river Pallo – occupying the eastern territories of Arun Their tribes are also found... Read More
Gurung culture Part 2 Culture 

Gurung culture Part 2

According to Gurung records Economics in the nineteenth century was based mainly on sheep herding and trade of products from Tibet over long distances, where they acted asa intermediaries in the exchange of Tibetan salt for rice from the Nepalese lowlands and on the cultivation of some plants preferring high heights, such as buckwheat. They were also avid hunters, made... Read More
About Annapurna and Machhapuchhare Culture Interesting facts Interesting places 

About Annapurna and Machhapuchhare

The highest peak of the Annapurna massif is 8091 m.n.p.m. and is the tenth eight-thousander in number. For climbers, climbing this mountain is one of the most dangerous approaches in the world. “Annapurna” in Sanskrit means “filled with food.” The name also translates as “harvest keeper” – Shiva worshipers worship her as a guarantee of prosperity presenting with a gold... Read More
Gurung culture Culture 

Gurung culture

Wandering at the Annapurna massif, you can see the villages placed on high-lying borders, which`12qw fields are descending down the valley. Who are the people living in these villages, whose cheerfully bright, slightly Mongoloid faces can be found on the paths? It is a Gurung caste inhabiting the foothills of the Himalayas, meaning “Tamu-mae” – as they call themselves in their... Read More