According to the Nepal Calendar Determination Committee has concluded followings auspicious time on the occasion of Dashain festival this year:
October 4 (Tuesday) :- Mahastami and Kalaratri
October 5 (Wednesday) : – Maha Nawami worships and offerings
10:35 a.m. on October 6 : - for receiving and offering Tika (The committee, however, said one does not need the auspicious hour for receiving Tika and it can be received for the whole day.)
9:45 am, before the beginning of Tika : – worshiping of Goddess Durga at Dashaingriha
October 11 (Tuesday) : - Kojagrat fasting and worship
The government decided to provide Rs 3 lakhs to the kin of the people who disappeared or killed during the decade-long conflict and during the people’s movements.
A Cabinet meeting on Thursday decided to provide the relief fund to families of the martyrs of People’s Movement-II, armed conflict led by the Maoists, Madhes Movement, Dalit- and Tharu-led agitations and those disappeared during these movements.
Meanwhile, the cabinet has expressed its commitment to national unity, integrity and sovereignty.
Government spokesperson, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, said those family members who have already received Rs 1 lakh earlier would receive another Rs 2 lakhs.
A photo taken in Ratopul, Kathmandu that offers best wishes for the Dashami festival of 2068. In addition to the usual positive message to everybody, this year, a negative sounding message is also added – ‘May the corrupt rot’!
Photo credits – Mahesh Dhungel
Jayakali Cine arts presents Nepali Movie – Nepal Pyaro Chha (2001)
Starring: Rajesh Hamal, Jal Shah, Ramesh Upreti, Ishwori Pradhan, Arjun Shrestha etc. (Guest artists – Sanchita Luitel, Ratan Subedi, Dinesh Sharma etc)
Story/screenplay/dialogue – Nutan Pradhan
Direction – Shambhu Pradhan
Read the rest of this entry »
1. Pre Bhanu Bhakta Era ( beginning to 1871B.S.)
The first era of Nepali literature was generally written upon bravery. As in any languages, the early literature in Nepali language were also written mostly in the form of poetry. But, a poetry can only be written by the proper development of prose. So, prose should also have dominated in the Pre-Bhanu Bhakta era.
Important authors of the Pre-Bhanu Bhakta era were:
Shuwananda Das: Born in Lalitpur, Shuwananda Das was a poet of Newari lang
uage. Instead of routine Sanskrit verses, he used lyrical folksongs in his poem. Shuwananda’s works include poems about king Prithivi Narayan Shah’s bravery ,victories and journey to Kasi. He is believed to have written two of the three Shadhya ko kabita series – the series contain the presentation of a fight between bulls, an event considered to be an emblem of victories of Gorkhali army . He also wrote many poetries about king Prithivi Narayan Shah’s bravery ,victories , journey to Kasi etc.
Photos of Sanchita's pregnant belly