After more than two months in the USA, actress Rekha Thapa has arrived in Kathmandu on Monday, July 27. Right after the arrival in Kathmandu, Rekha went to Pashupati to worship lord Shiva. Rekha also shared some photos of herself in front of the Pashupati gate.
Explain the reason of the visit Rekha says that it was a “religious coincidence.” It is Shrawan month and every Monday’s of Shrawan month are considered holy, specially by women. Women flock to lord Shiva temple on every Mondays of Shrawan.
State honor was offered to late Shree Krishna Shrestha before cremating at Pashupati. The body of Shree was covered in the national flag of Nepal and a team of Nepal Police offered salute to the actor.
The representative of Nepal Government, communication minister Minendra Rijal covered the body of Shree Krishna by the National flag of Nepal before Shree’s brother ignited the body.
These jogi/yogi usually seen in and around Hindu temple are supposed to leave their family and live in isolation from family and love. The following photo by Badrikumar Neupane (Nagarik) shows their hidden love. The jogi is kissing a monkey in Pashupati area.
It really has not been that long, when I came to know, we Hindu worship a Shiva’s Linga (Shiva Lingam); Lord Shiva in the form of a phallus (penis). But, this knowledge made my skin crawl shiver in sheer disgust.
One of my friends, who is devoted to Shiva, tried to make me understand her side of story, a good side to that story. But I was so disgusted; my mind refused to understand the good-good things she was telling me. My mind simply rejected to hear her version of the worship culture. I am a Hindu by birth but, I have lost the respect for the religion due to absurd things like worshiping the Shiva Linga. Going temple every morning to worship somebody’s phallus (who cares even if belongs to a god) is just too much in the name of Dharma. Give me a break. I am not that type. Continue reading
Winner – Best Documentary – Jeonju 2009 International Film Festival
Winner – Best Documentary – Japan, Korea, China Producers Forum
Official Selection – 2009 Hot Docs International Film Festival, Canada
Children of God explores the life of the children who live beside the Baghmati River in Nepal. The children rob the corpses for food and dive into the river to grab coins used as funeral offerings by the mourners.
The film exposes the social conditions of the suppressed Nepalese people through the plight of their children, where reverence for the old and dead far outweighs the care for the young and living. Experiencing their innocence and their hardship through songs, stories and heartbreaking living conditions, exposes the contradiction of the material world that rests upon perhaps the most spiritual culture on earth.
Children of God will remind you of scenes from Slumdog Millionaire and is reminiscent of Charcoal People released by Vanguard Cinema.