When Pooja Sharma cooked sel roti in Tihar …

In Laxmi Puja, ‘Prem Geet’ actress Pooja Sharma cooked Sel Roti, the traditional rice-bread cooked in special occasions like Dashain and Tihar. Cooking Sel Roti is not easy job. Based on the photos Pooja shared, she had cooked pretty good sel roti. Using the photo one of the prank groups of Facebook wrote something like – “if she could cook a perfect sel roti, she is good enough to marry.”

In response, Pooja wrote, “Please don’t use our pictures in wrong way or for wrong purpose.” Somebody shared the picture in question:

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Watch a video report of Pooja Sharma’s Tihar and the photos of Pooja making sel roti. On Bhai Tika day, Pooja went to an orphanage, Rakshya Nepal, and had some fun time with the kids who would otherwise be on their own on the second biggest festival in Nepal.


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Deepawali celebration of Nepali artists (2015 Photo feature)

Like last year, I have collected the photos of the Nepali celebrities celebrating Laxmi Puja. (Visit 2014 Diwali celebration photo feature)

A video report on the Diwali celebration of Nepali actresses:

Photo report:

Photo 1 – Actress Karishma Manandhar decorating the rangoli she made. Choreographer Govinda Rai was also with Karishma during the decoration:

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Photo 2 – Actress Ashma DC worshiping the goddess Laxmi on Laxmi Puja. Ashma had also made a rangoli before the evening worship.

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Deepawali, Laxmi Puja 2014 Photos of Nepali film artists (update)

Deapawali is the festival of lights and color. Nepali artists celebrate the festival with a lot of jest and enthusiasm. Laxmi, the goddess of wealth is worshipped along with money and wealth. Oil lights and electric lights are lighted in and around the house.

In a new trend, colorful rangoli are drawn with depiction of Laxmi’s feet on rice flour to guide the goddess of wealth into the house.  Here are some photos of the Deepawali celebration in the homes of some of the Nepali film artists.

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Actress Rekha Thapa took tika and blessing from her mother and worshipped Laxmi on Laxmi Puja.

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Deepawali of Nepali actresses (photos)

After Dashain, Tihar is the second biggest festival in Nepal. One of the most colorful festivals of all time, Deepawali is celebrated by worshiping the goddess of wealth, Laxmi. Both male and female worship the goddess but women draw rangoli and other colorful arts on floor to invite the goddess in the house. Here are some photos of Nepali actresses who have done the worshiping and celebration of Deepawali.

Actress Namrata Shrestha celebrated Laxmi Puja in her home and at her restaurant – Attic Bar in Lazimpat.

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Rekha Thapa doing the Laxmi puja (photo credit – rekhathapa.net).

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Actress Karishma Manandhar decorates to celebrate Deepawali (Photo creidt – karishmamanandhar.com):

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Deepawali lights

(UPDATE) Blogger Mohammad Tajim has suggested that the image is not that of Deepawali. Although the images is being circulated as that of being Deepawali, one can argue that they don’t celebrate Deepawali in Pakistan (at least, not to that extent). Tajim commented:

This apparently is not am image shot on Diwali. This image is overlapping with three other images shot iin interval of last 2 decade.. the blue color lights were present from 1992 to 1998 and are not present now whereas green lights represent area which became inhabited after 2002 and yellow light are the consistent light from 1992 to 2011…

Amazing image of Deepawali, the festival of lights ! Anyways, with the amount of lights during Deepawali, we can expect a colorful scenery as seen in the image, during Depawali.

The following image taken from the skies, shows the evening o
f Deepawali
in which India (and, to some extent in Nepal) is flooded with light.

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Image credits NASA. Refer to this link to request high resolution image (via Mohammad Tajim).

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Deepawali in one of the houses in Kathmandu (photo credits – Prakash Shah)

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Depawali lights on Kathmandu street (photo credits .

Laxmi Puja Special – Goddess Laxmi poster

Laxmi is one of the most sought after Hindu Goddess. As everybody is running for money and properties they worship the goddess of money, Laxmi, the most. In the auspicious occasion of Laxmi Puja, I am posting some posters of Laxmi for printing and worshiping in the occasion. Laxmi Puja is also called Deepawali, or Diwali, or Gai Puja. (Click on the photo to get the bigger poster)

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