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Tihar, the festival of lights

Tihar is one of the biggest and five days festival celebrated which is not long after Dashain festival.  


Diyo

Tihar is also known as festival of lights. On this festival the city and the houses are brightened with lights wonderfully where diyos are lit both inside and outside the houses to influence it to enlighten around evening time.

Festival of Light

Houses are cleaned, doors and windows are enlivened with festoons made of Sayapatri (marigolds) and Makhamali blooms (chrysanthemums).

Tihar is known as " Yampanchak".

The five-day celebration is thought to be of awesome significance as it demonstrates veneration to the people and the Gods, as well as to the creatures like crows, cows and pooches who keep up an exceptional association with people.

1. KAAG TIHAR – WORSHIPING CROWS
The first day of the celebration is called Kaag Tihar. Crows are worshiped by offering them food. The cawing of crows symbolizes misery and distress in Hindu.

2. KUKUR TIHAR – WORSHIPING DOGS
The second day is called Kukur Tihar. Also called the Khicha Puja by the Newars. Dogs who are accepted to be messengers of Lord Yamaraj, the God of Death, are revered every year on this day. Individuals offer garlands, tika and delectable sustenance to dogs and recognize the loved connection among people and pooches. This day is additionally seen as Narka Chaturdashi.

3. LAXMI PUJA – WORSHIPING COWS/GODDESS LAXMI
The third day is the most important of all and is called Laxmi Puja (Gai puja). Cows are worship on this day. In Hindu, a cow indicates prosperity and wealth.  On this day people show their thankfulness to cows by garlanding and feeding them.
At night, Goddess Laxmi, the goddess of riches is expressed gratitude toward for every one of the advantages that were presented on the families by lighting oil lights (Diyo) or candles on entryways and windows to welcome thriving and prosperity. During the evening, the young ladies appreciate moving and visiting every one of the places of the area with melodic instruments singing and moving known as Bhaili throughout the night gathering cash as tip from houses and offer the abundance among themselves.

4. GOVARDHAN PUJA – WORSHIPPING OXEN
On the fourth day of Tihar, there are three distinctive known pujas, contingent upon the general population's particular social foundation. It is seen as Goru Tihar or Goru Puja (love of the bulls). Individuals who take after Vaishnavism perform Govardhan Puja, which is venerate towards goverdhan mountain. Cowdung is taken as illustrative of the mountain and is venerated. Moreover, dominant part of the Newar people group on the night additionally perform "Mha/Ma Puja" (love of self).

From this day onwards, Tihar is praised with Deusi. Deusi is for the most part sung by the young men while the Bhailo is sung by the young ladies. Deusi is balladic in nature and recounts the tale of the celebration, with one individual in the gathering describing and the rest as the theme. Consequently, the house proprietors give them cash, foods grown from the ground. These days, social specialists and lawmaker alongside youngsters visit neighborhood homes and sing these tunes, and gather assets for welfare and social exercises.

5. BHAI TIKA – WORSHIPPING BROTHERS and SISTERS
The fifth of Tihar is called Bhai Tika. On this day sisters worship to their brothers for their long life and expressing gratitude toward them for protecting and love they give to her.
On Bhai tika sister do puja by circling brothers, trickling oil on the floor from a copper pitcher and applying oil to their bother’s hair, following a seven-shading tika on forehead. Alongside the seven-shaded tika, sisters give sagun, fruits, sweets and put garlands of flowers on them and pray for their long life. In return bothers provide gifts to their sisters. At last they enjoy with yummy foods together.

Tihar is also called as Deepawali or Diwali.

Things that are used in Tihar
  • Sel roti
  • Diyo (light with oil)
  • Sayapatri flower (marigold)
  • Makhamali flower (globe amaranth)
  • Mala (flower garland)
  • Lights  
  • Cards games
  • Langur burja games
  • Ping (swing)
  • Bhailo and Deusi
  • Sweets
  • Fruits
  • Walnuts
Happy Tihar to all !!! 

USA EDV 2020 Application Form Notice and Important Instruction.

2020 Diversity Visa Program Opens on October 3

The application for the 2020 Diversity Visa (DV) program opens at noon Eastern Standard Time, October 3, 2018 (9:45 pm local time in Nepal; Ashwin 17, 2075 B.S.), and closes at noon, Eastern Standard Time, November 6, 2018 (10:45 pm local time; Kartik 20, 2075 B.S.).


Below are Important information for the applicants:
  • Applying is absolutely FREE: There is NO FEE to apply the DV lottery. 
  • Consultants Not Necessary: The U.S. Embassy recommends against using a consultant to assist you with your application.  Please consider using a family member, friend or other trusted person if you need assistance. No matter who provides assistance, you are solely responsible for your own application.
  • Apply online: Entries for the 2020 Diversity Visa lottery must use the electronic Diversity Visa entry form (E-DV) at www.dvlottery.state.gov during the registration period.
  • Entire family on application: When registering, you must list your spouse and all of your unmarried children under the age of 21 at the time of application. Submissions without the inclusion of family members will make your entry invalid.
  • Do not include non-eligible family members: A new policy change has been made for the 2020 program year. Entries will now be disqualified if they include individuals who are not an eligible spouse or child of the primary applicant.
  • One application per person: You may submit only ONE application.  Applicants who submit more than one application will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Submit a recent photo: Entries submitted with the same photo from the last DV year will be disqualified.  Be sure to follow the photo rules precisely and associate each photo with the correct person on your application.  Please note that applicants may not wear glasses or hats in their photos.
  • Be sure to print and save your confirmation number: This number is the only way to check your status.
  • Never give your confirmation number to anyone.
  • The only method of determining whether you were selected for the DV is by entering your confirmation number at www.dvlottery.state.gov on or after May 7, 2019 (Baisakh 24, 2076).
Entrants must provide an e-mail address as part of their entry; however, there is NO email notification sent to selectees informing them they were selected.

Even if you are selected as a DV winner, this does not guarantee that you will receive a visa. If you do get a visa interview, a Consular Officer will determine whether you meet the qualifications and are eligible for the DV under U.S. immigration law. 

For a checklist of what to bring to the interview, please visit: https://go.usa.gov/xRuzM.

For further information on the DV program, please visit www.dvlottery.state.gov Or

The U.S. Embassy Kathmandu website at https://np.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas

Dashain Festival in Nepal

Dashain Festival is among the most important Hindu celebration festival all over Nepal.

This celebration falls in the September or October and is celebrated for 15 days. It begins from splendid lunar fortnight (Shukla Paksha) and closures upon the arrival of full moon (Poornima) as indicated by Nepalese yearly timetable. But the first 10 days is more important and religious than last 5 days. So, we can also say that huge celebration in Dashain is for 10 days.


Hindus most noteworthy celebration, Dashain respects an incredible success of the divine beings over the detestable devils. The image of intensity, Goddess Durga is venerated amid this celebration.

On the first day, in every house, the ceremony of Ghatasthapana is performed. It is entirely a domestic observanc confined to one's own household. On  the Ghatasthapana day,  an  idol  of  Bhagwati is  installed  for  a  nine day worship.  A  dark   room  is   assigned  to  the  idol;  it  is  known  as  Dashain-Ghar. An  earthen  pitcher  painted  in  white  and  yellow stripes represents the Kalash. Over the  Kalash, a  handful of rice is kept in a dish and over it, is mounted the icon of Bhagwati. In a  corner  of  the  room, a  mixture of  barley  and  maize seeds is shown with a view to having yellow seeding by the tenth day. The desired  color of  the sprouts is caused by covering the seeds with a vessel. The deity, mounted on the Kalash, is worshiped for all the nine days.

All the arms and weapons of the household are also worshiped during Navaratra. Animal sacrifice is made daily. Goats and buffaloes for sacrifice are largely imported from the Tarai. The eight and the ninth nights are special occasions for a greater number of sacrifices. Sacrifice of a Kubindo (white pumpkin) is substitute of  the animal sacrifice. 

Phoolpati is brought every year on the seventh day of Navaratra from the town of Gorkha original palace of our King. When Phoolpati is brought to the valley, its procession starts from Rani Pokhari, Queen's tank on the eighth day. This is a national event and all government officials have to be present in the procession.

In Newar community, Maha Ashtami, the eighth day, is a great occasion, for, this is when the Phoolpati procession is taken out. Every one looks his best and joins in the procession to receive Phoolpati which starts from an appointed place. A brahmin, donned in yellow garment and with Phoolpati on his shoulders, awaits for being received by the procession. Phoolpati consists of a plantain tree and sugar cane together. The procession, amidst music, goes to receive Phoolpati.  

When Phoolpati arrives home, it is kept by the side of the Dashera deity. This night is known as Kalratri, the night of sacrifice. In general Ashtami is celebrated with the worship of Devi by sacrificing Duck or Hen or Goat or Buffalo.  

Again on the ninth day, popularly known as Maha Naumi of Navratri, animal sacrifice is offered to Bhagwati. 

The tenth day is known as Vijaya Dashami (Tika), the day for putting the Tika mark. By then barley and maize seeds will have sprouted in to yellow plants (Jamara) which are pulled out and used as the main item in the Tika ritual. The Tika ceremony consists in getting smeared on one's forehead a mixture of vermilion rice and curd and receiving a bunch of the yellow plants (Jamara). Every on who is junior in age should go to have Tika from the hands of his/her seniors. 
Tika Jamara

Dashain Festival Celebrations in Nepal

Flying kites
Kite-flying is viewed as an essential method to remind the divine beings not to rain any longer. Amid Dashain Festival, you'll see individuals of any age flying kites all over. Under the comfortable daylight, the unadulterated blue sky is pressed with beautiful kites of various sizes and shapes. The entire valley is inundated in lively giggling and bliss.

Family gathering
On this festival family unites often travelling a long way to be together.

Playing cards 
Card-playing is another approach to spend Dasain Festival. The relatives would get together and play cards while kidding with one another.

Obtaining and purchasing new cloths
Shopping and purchasing new cloths is a key piece of Dashain Festival. The same number of individuals live in country territories, the greater part of them would just buy products and new garments in Dashain Nepali Holidays. Amid this period, the majority of the nation's stores will offer merry rebates, which makes shopping more alluring.

Playing ping (swing)
People setup ping (swing) in the Dashain which are made by traditionally using grass rope, bamboo & wood. Ping are especially seen in Dashain in most of the places and can see people swinging and enjoying playing this ping. 
Ping

Apple launches three new iPhones: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

Apple announced three new iPhone models, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. These three new iPhones for 2018 formally supplant the iPhone X.
iPhone-XS-XSMax-XR

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are exact same phone in two different screen sizes. They are practically similar, except for the display and battery size i.e. just in two unique sizes.

The iPhone XR is a cheaper model with a few compromises. The XR presents a significant move in Apple's system by collapsing into the premium iPhone blend.

Specification: iPhone XS and XS 
    iPhone XS, iPhone XSMax
  • XS: 5.8-inch Super Retina display, 1125 x 2436, HDR 10 compliant
  • XS Max: 6.5-inch Super Retina display, 2688 x 1242 pixels, HDR 10 compliant
  • Dual camera: 12-megapixel wide and telephoto lenses
  • Front-facing cameras: 7-megapixel camera will bring depth to portrait mode photos
  • A12 Bionic chip: 7-nanometer processor promises to launch apps 30 percent faster than 2017 iPhones
  • Storage options: 64GB, 128GB, 512GB
  • IP68 water-resistance rating (2 meters depth; up to 30 minutes in water)
  • Battery life: iPhone XS should last 30 minutes longer than iPhone X; iPhone XS Max claims 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone X
  • Face ID promises to work faster at unlocking the phones
  • 3D Touch pressure-sensitive screen
  • Stereo sound with a wider stereo field than 2017 iPhones
  • iOS 12 software
  • Colors: Gold, silver and space gray finishes

Specification: iPhone XR
    iPhone XR
  • 6.1-inch LCD screen with 1,792 x 828-pixel resolution and 326ppi (Retina display)
  • Aluminum body with glass back
  • Single camera: 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, with OIS (same as iPhone XS)
  • Storage options: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Portrait mode photos through software
  • Face ID with same True-Depth camera system as iPhone XS
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Battery life claim: 1.5 hours more per day than the iPhone 8 Plus
  • IP67 water resistance
  • No 3D Touch on iPhone XR. Instead, you get haptic touch, like a trackpad
  • iOS 12 software
  • Colors: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and red.
The Prices for the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR and Availability
  • iPhone XS: $999/64GB, $1,149/256GB, $1,349/512GB
  • iPhone XS Max: $1,099/64GB, $1,249/256GB, $1,449/512GB
  • iPhone XR: $749/64GB, $799/128GB, $899/256GB
Pre-order for the iPhone XS and XS Max will also start on September 14.
And the pre-order for iPhone XR will be available from October 19.

Dal Bhat Tarkari (Nepal)

Dal Bhat Tarkari

The most common meal eaten daily in Nepal is Dal Bhat Tarkari, which is almost cooked in every Nepalese house everyday. This meal is eaten as a lunch and dinner. Dal is lentil, Bhat is rice and Tarkari is vegetable. Rice are usually steamed rice; lentil as soup (there are varieties of dal dishes having different taste and flavors) and tarkari can be prepared in different ways according to seasonal availability of vegetables and local preferences (can also go for non veg as well). 

How it is taken:

Rice is mixed with Dal and tarkari which is accompanied by achar (pickle) to enhance the taste.

This meal is usually eaten with hands.

Nepali people common saying: Bhat bhaneko bhatai ho. Aru j khaye ni, bhat khako jasto kai hunna.

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Indra Jatra in Kathmandu, Nepal.

About Indra Jatra (Yenya Punhi)

Indra Jatra is one of the popular festivals celebrated in Kathmandu. The festival of Indra Jatra is commenced after towering a wooden pole (Lingo) at Hanumandhoka, Darbar Square, Basantapur on the day of Bhadra Shukla Dwadasi according to religious rituals. This wooden pole (Lingo) is 36 feet long and is specially selected and brought from the Nala forest of Kavre district all the way to Kathmandu and festival falls in the early or mid of September. Different forms of dancing, singing, chariot procession and worshipping of gods and goddesses mark the festival of Indra Jatra and the festival is celebrated for eight consecutive days. 

Indra Jatra is celebrated to worship Indra, the King of Heaven and Lord of Rain and Fertility by Hindus. It is a major traditional festival for the Newari community and in Newar, Indra Jatra is also called Yenya Punhi.
Indra Jatra 
Numerous individuals accumulate to transcending a wooden pole (Lingo), the raising function or opening of the Indrajatra celebration. After installing wooden pole (Lingo) is then known as, "Indradhwajotthan". Numerous local individuals wearing mask perform diverse kinds of dances, moves speaking to of divine being goddesses and evil presences. Individuals also show images and models of Indra, Bhairab and different divinities.

Lingo (Wooden Pole)

Essential interest of this festival are particular kind of dances like Majipa Lakhey, Pulukishi (Elephant move), Sawan Bhaku and Chariot of Kumari (Living Goddess), Lord Ganesh and Bhairab. Other than these, every evening performers moves and play out various distinctive music on the open street of the city and people demonstrate various diverse divine of the city.

Pulukishi

The chariot procession of Living Goddess of Nepal Kumari, Bhairav, and Ganeshis taken out in this carnival to the meantime in the principle road of Hanumandhoka to thank to Indra, the King of Heaven and Lord of Rain.

God Bhairav

Then again, there's a legend saying in the legendary occasions, when the war planning amongst divine beings and evil spirits was going on, the Three Lords (Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwor) sent Lord Indra as an emissary alongside an "Indra Dhwaja" (triumph flag). In the war of divine beings and beasts, the divine beings stood successful and the Indra Dhawja was adored, and the custom as far back as proceeded. With a specific end goal to deliver joy and thriving, Indra Dhwaja is introduced and revered according to the conventional styles.

Lakhey Dance

As it's an incredible custom, the revering and perception of the festival is done by the President and the Prime Minister of the nation too.

Every year Indra Jatra begins from the day of the Bhadra Dwadasi and ends at Ashwin Krishna Chaturdasi as per Nepali calendar.

Vivo V11 Pro Specification and Price in Nepal.

The Vivo V11 Pro is an Android-based smartphone and powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset and 6GB of RAM that is destined to deliver smooth and seamless performance even at its peak. 
Vivo V11 Pro Image
Vivo V11 Pro Specification
 BASIC INFORMATION
Manufacturer
Vivo
Model
Vivo V11 Pro
Operating System
Android
OS Version
8.1
Type
Smartphone
Status
Launched
Colors
Stream Blue, Neon Purple
Product Name
Vivo V11 Pro

DISPLAY
Screen Size
6.41”
Display Technology
Super AMOLED
Screen Resolution
1080 x 2340
Display Features
Capacitive
Pixel Density (PPI)
402

CAMERA
Rear Camera Megapixel
12 + 5
Maximum Video Resolution
2160p@30fps
Front Camera Megapixel
25
Front Facing Camera
Yes
LED Flash
Yes
Video Recording
Yes
Geo-tagging
Yes
Digital Zoom
Yes
Autofocus
Yes
Touch Focus
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
HDR
Yes
Panorama Mode
Yes
Camera Features
Dual

BATTERY
Battery Capacity (mah)
3400
Removal Battery
No
Fast Charging
Yes

SENSORS AND FEATURES
Keypad Type
Touchscreen
Multi Touch
Yes
Light Sensor
Yes
Proximity Sensor
Yes
Finger Print Sensor
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Compass
Yes

CONNECTIVITY
GPS
Yes
VoLTE
Yes
Wireless
Yes
Headphone Port
Yes
SIM
Dual
3G
Yes
4G
Yes
Wifi
Yes
HotSpot
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
CPU
Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
CPU Speed
2.2 GHz
Processor Cores
Octa
RAM
6 GB
GPU
Adreno 512
Dimensions (mm)
157.9 x 75 x 7.9
Weight
156 grams
Storage
128 GB
Removable Storage
Yes
Removable Storage
256 GB
Vivo V11 Pro
PRICE IN NEPAL
VIVO V11 PRO  
Cost around NRs. 45000.00 to 50000.00