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Dikesh Weds Sanjila (more pics)

admin January 10th, 2008

Dikesh weds Sanjila

More pictures from Dikesh & Sanjila’s wedding….

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Birthday Duo !!

admin December 18th, 2007

Birthday Celebration of Sheela & Krupa

Happy birthday to Birthday Duo Sheela & Krupa… we hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true.
-Nepal Singapore dot com family

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Dipesh Weds Archana

admin December 17th, 2007

Dipu Weds Archana

Love shares. Love cares. Love is a greatest dream for tomorrow.
Love is the healer of sorrow.
Love is hope happiness, and understanding.
Love is ever undemanding.
Love is the beginning of a beautiful life shared by two,
a dream that begins with “I do.”
Love is the greatest gift to share with each other;
there’s nothing more beautiful than two people who love one another.

Best wishes for all the happiness
that married life can bring.
-Nepal Singapore dot com family

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Dikesh Weds Sanjila

admin December 15th, 2007

Nepal-Singapore dot com family Congratulates Mr. Dikesh Prajapati & Mrs. Sanjila Dulal (Prajapati) on their marriage ceromony, Wedding Date: 25 November 2007, Wedding Receiption: 08 December 2007.

Dikesh Weds Sanjila

It’s your wedding day, a dream come true,
the building of a future beyond “I do.”
And we hope the day flows with laughter and love,
the beginning of happiness you’ve both dreamed of.
For a marriage is about more than husbands or wives;
it’s a celebration of friendship to last all your lives.
And we hope it’s a day you’ll both ever cherish,
with love and warmth that will never perish.
May all paths lead to happiness wherever you should stray,
and may you close your eyes with contentment at the end of each day.

Best wishes to you both for a beautiful future together!
-Nepal Singapore dot com family

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Happy 12th Anniversary & Happy Birthday Jags !!

admin December 13th, 2007

Happy Birthday Jags & Happy 12th Wedding Anniversary !!

 Jags Birthday and 12th Anniversary !!

We wish you both much joy on your anniversary.
We hope it will be a day of warm memories to share.
We’ll be thinking of you, and We’ll say a prayer
that your day will be filled with the warmth of love
and that tomorrow will bring everything you’ve both dreamed of.
May the days ahead be joyous, without a single tear,
and may you find much to be thankful for every year
Happy Anniversary!
-Nepal Singapore dot com family 

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Tihar

admin November 9th, 2007

Tihar, DipawaliTihar - November 7-11, 2007
Tihar, the festival of lights is one of the most dazzling of all Hindu festivals. In this festival we worship Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth. During the festival all the houses in the city and villages are decorated with lit oil lamps. Thus during the night the entire village or city looks like a sparkling diamond. This festival is celebrated in five days starting from the thirteenth day of the waning moon in October. We also refer to tihar as ‘Panchak Yama’ which literally means ‘the five days of the underworld lord’. We also worship ‘yamaraj’ in different forms in these five days. In other words this festival is meant for life and prosperity.

Goddess Laxmi is the wife of almighty Lord Vishnu. She was formed from the ocean and she has all the wealth of the seas. She sits on a full-grown lotus and her steed is the owl. On the third day of the festival at the stroke of midnight she makes a world tour on her owl looking how she is worshipped.

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Dashain Day 1: Ghatasthapana

admin October 11th, 2007

Dasain, GhatasthapanaGhatasthapana - October 12, 2007
The first day of Dashain is called Ghatasthapana, which literally means pot establishing. On this day the kalash, (holy water vessel) symbolising goddess Durga often with her image embossed on the side is placed in the prayer room. The kalash is filled with holy water and covered with cowdung on to which seeds are sown. A small rectangular sand block is made and the kalash is put in the centre. The surrounding bed of sand is also seeded with grains. The ghatasthapana ritual is performed at a certain auspicious moment determined by the astrologers. At that particular moment the priest intones a welcome, requesting goddess Durga to bless the vessel with her presence.

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Indra Jatra

admin September 25th, 2007

Indra Jatra Festival of Kathmandu valleyIndra Jatra - September 25, 2007
It is a well known fact that Hinduism and Buddhism are the two major religions of Nepal, each having it’s own rules and rituals. However, like most festivals of Nepal, both Hindus and Buddhist unite to celebrate the festival of Indra Jatra. This festival is celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhists with great enthusiasm. It is also believed that Indra Jatra is a festival of classical dances. It is on this very day when one is able to observe numerous varieties of traditional dances. The festival is named after Lord Indra who is known as the god of rain and also as the king of heaven.

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Teej (Haritaalika)

admin September 13th, 2007

Teej, HaritaalikaTeej - September 14, 2007
“Teej” is the fasting festival for women. It takes place in August or early September. The festival is a three-day long celebration that combines sumptuous feasts as well as rigid fasting. Through this religious fasting, hindu women pray for marital bliss, well being of their spouse and children and purification of their own body and soul.

Traditionally, the ritual of Teej is obligatory for all Hindu married women and girls who have reached puberty. Exception is made for the ones who are ill or physically unfit. In such circumstances a priest performs the rites. According to the holy books, the Goddess Parbati fasted and prayed fervently for the great Lord Shiva to become her spouse. Touched by her devotion, Continue Reading »

Gokarna Aunsi (Fathers’ Day)

admin September 11th, 2007

Fathers' DayFathers’ Day - September 11, 2007

The Nepali religion , tradition and culture holds a lot of reverence for a father . He is considered the pillar of strength , respect and support of a family. The most auspicious day to honour one’s father is Gokarna Aunsi . It falls on the dark fortnight in August or in early September.

A day when children show their gratitude and appreciation for his guidance and teachings in life. Sons and daughters, near or far, come with presents and confictions to spend the day with their fathers. Children spend their hoarded coins on Continue Reading »

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