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Karnali Bridge

The junction which connects beautiful farwest with remaining Nepal. This river(Karnali) is the Longest River of Nepal.

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Khaptad Patan

Sangrila in earth, beautiful place in Bajura, Bajhang, Achham and Doti districts of Beautiful farwest of Nepal.

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Mahakali suspension bridge(Dodhara-Chadani Jholunge Pul)

Bridge over Mahakali river, which connects 2 VDCs of Nepal (Dodhara and Chadani VDC) across Mahakali with whole Nepal, Length is 1496.5m.

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Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve of Nepal

Best known and most accessible Wildlife Reserve having large Swamp Deer Herds of Asia, and is invariable associated with the Royal Bengal Tiger and the great One-horned Rhinoceros both endangered species.

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Tharu Culture

Performing their own cultural dance.Tharus are the indigenous ethnic group who live in the Terai with a concentrated population in the middle and west of the country.

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Bajhang Airport(BJH)

Domestic Airport in Dewal Bajhang, farwestern Nepal.

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Bhua naach

One of the cultural dance of Far West, Nepal. Which is started after victory of war in Western part of Nepal during unification of country. Which is mainly performed in Bajura,Bajhang & Achham.

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Hope I catch enough fish for my family

Old Tharu man fishing in a old canal.

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A Porter in his way.

Life is hard but they enjoy it on their way. A local porter from Far western region, Nepal.

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Crazy for Cricket.

Boys playing cricket near Himalayas in Darchula.Winner will get yarshagumba from loser.

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Never forget own Culture.

Rana Tharu women in their traditional attire singing hori song. Most of Rana Tharus are lives in southern part of Kanchanpur District.

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West Seti River.

Nowadays West Seti River is famous because of West Seti Hydroelectric Project(750 MW).

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School is the Temple of Education.

One of the oldest School of Nepal, Shree Satyavadi Higher Secondary School, Bajhang.

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Ugratara temple

Goddess Ugratara is the deity to whom the temple of Ugratara is dedicated.

Chhaliya dance video clip

Chhaliya Dance is the cultural dance of hilly region of Mahakali zone, Farwest Nepal. You can see here video clip of Chhaliya Dance or Chhaliya Naach. This Video is taken with help of Raju Bam. Thank you Mr Raju Bam for this Video. We hope you also help us by sending various cultural and traditional dance clip or Photos which my reflect culture and tradition of Farwest and Midwest region of Nepal. 
Please send us feedback and suggestion about our blog and facebook page. Enjoy with this video. Thank you..   video

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Visual Introduction of Achham District, Nepal

Let's see the beautiful scenery of  Achham, Seti zone, Farwest Nepal. 
Beautiful scenery of Ramaroshan, Achham
Beautiful scenery of Ramaroshan, Achham
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Introduction of Achham district, it's culture and territory. 
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Navratri begins

The auspicious nine-day 'Nawaratri' or 'Navratri' festival dedicated to the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga has begun from today.

Since early morning, devotees flocked to temples to offer prayers to Shailputri (Daughter of the Mountain) and Navdurga. Goddess Shailputri is the first among the nine forms of Devi Durga. Goddess Durga is worshipped under nine different names for the nine days of Navaratri. According to holy book of Hindus, Every day she assumes a new character. The Goddess is worshipped as Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Maha Gauri and Siddhidatri, altogether nine names in nine days.
During these nine days, temples are packed with devotees from  early  morning and all day long.
The festival is celebrated with immense zeal and enthusiasm all over the Nepal and India.







The word ‘Navratri’ or ‘Nawaratri’ literally means ‘nine nights’. The nine-day festival symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. This festival is observed twice a year, once in the beginning of summer (Ramnawami or Chaite Dashain) and again at the onset of winter(Navratri or badaadashain).
This year, the ‘Navratri’ festival will be celebrated from September 25 to October 3,(Aswin 9 to Aswin 17, 2071 BS). The festival falls in lunar month Ashwin during Sharad Ritu. ‘Ashwin’ is the Sixth month of the lunisolar Hindu calendar, called Bikram Sambat.


After the nine days of ‘Navratri’ another day is ‘Dashami’ or Badadashain, that they is the day of Tika and wishes. 
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Farwest Nepal- History and Present

This article is by Ankit Awasthi 
The Far-western Development Region is one of Nepal's 5 development Regions. It is located at western end of the country with headquarters at Dipayal (Doti district).Far-western Region covers 19,539 km2. It is smallest development region in Nepal. It has 9 districts and 2 zones. 
The Far-western Region of Nepal is sometimes called the Doti region, which some believe originated from 'Dovati' meaning land between two rivers, others believe it originated from the HIndu god Dev and aatavi, meaning the place of re-creation. The area's history goes back to the 13th century when Niranjan Malldev founded the Doti kingdom following the fall of the katyuri kings. Dotiyali and kumauni is spoken in the far-western region. Deuda, Jhoda, Chhgeli, Chhaliya, Bhada etc are traditional dance of the region and Gaura is the biggest festival of the region. 
 
Doti was an ancient kingdom of far-western region of Nepal and Uttarakhand state of India,which was formed after disintegration of katyuri kingdom of Uttarakhand and far-western region of Nepal during 13th century. Doti was one of eight different princely states formed after the kingdom broken and others were- 1.Bajnath, 2.Dwarahat, 3.Doti, 4.Baramandal, 5.Askot, 6.Sira, 7.Sora, 8. Sui(kalikumon),kingdom has broken because of the invasion of khas kings Ashoka challa and krachalla from karnali zone(Dullu) of Nepal in 1191 and 1223 respectively. Later on, thr whole land between Ramganga on the west(Uttarakhand) and the Karnali on the east(which divides far-western region to other part Nepal) came under Raikas after the origin of Raikas of katyuris in Doti,"Brahma Dev Mandi" at kanchanpur District of Mahakali zone was established by katyuri king Brahma Dev. 

RAIKAS of DOTI: Niranjan Malla Dev was the founder of Doti kingdom around 13th century after a fall of katyuris kingdom. He was the son of last katyuris of united katyuris kingdom,kings of Doti were known as Raikas. Later on Raikas after overthrow khas Malla of karnali zone,were able to form a strong Raikas kingdom in far-western region and kumaun which was called Doti. So far the historical evidence of following Raikas have been discovered;The Historic place of war between Doti kingdom and Nepal(Gorkha kingdom) during period of Gorkha expansion at 1790,according to the history of Nepal,is NARI-DANG which is at the bank of seti river and Dumrakot was the base of Doti kingdom for fighting against Gorkhali.   
Aircraft Museum in Dhangadhi, Nepal
The far-western Development region is also divided into 3 physical regions. Terai is the south, the hill in the middle and the mountains in the north. Mountains region have many high mountains peaks. They are: Mt.Api, Saipal etc.

*Place of interest:

- Parsa Chanairaj Temples 
- Khaptad National Park 
- Sukla phanta wildlife reserve
- Badi malika
- Aircraft museum,, many more.
*Major Cities 

- Dhangadhi 
- Mahendranagar 
- Dipayal- silgadhi
- Dadeldhura
-Mangalsain
Major cities of the region are the major provider of well education, health, employment opportunities, transport, airport in the western Nepal.


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A lion never eats grass: Dr KI Singh

"I am K.I. Singh, so I am not a grass eater. A lion never eats grass." (In 1979)
First known Dr of Nepal
Dr KI Singh

Kunwar Indrajeet Singh (1906 – 4 October 1982 AD/ 1963 Baisakh 13- 2039 Asoj 29 BS) was Prime Minister of Nepal for four months in 1957. He was known as the 'Robin Hood of the Himalayas' after initiating an extensive land redistribution scheme in the early 1950s. He was a member of the Nepali Congress. In 1981, he joined the breakaway Nepali Congress (Subarna).
He is also the first known Doctor of Nepal known as Dr K.I. Singh. He also played important role for revolution against autocratic rana rule of Nepal.His full name is Dr. Kunwar Indrajeet Singh, but is popularly known as Dr. K.I. Singh. He worked in India, and Burma (Myanmar) in the Japanese occupied areas during 1932-34. In 1946, he joined the Nepali National Congress Party and actively participated in the 1950-51 revolution against the Ranas to establish democracy in Nepal. Because of his strong opposition to the 1950 agreement, he was arrested and jailed for 6 months. He escaped and fled to China but returned later after Amnesty by King Mahendra. He also served as the Prime Minister for four months in 1957. He was jailed for 17 months because of his involvement in Satyagraha but was released subsequently after the order of Supreme Court in 1965. He was also appointed as a member of the Rastriya Panchayat for two terms. 
Dr. Singh, not too many Nepalis have forgotten, was a fierce critic of the "Delhi Compromise". Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru forced on Nepal as part of independent India's version of the Monroe Doctrine. Indian troops entered Nepal to suppress Dr. Singh's rebellion. He was brought to Kathmandu and jailed. Following a revolt by his armed supporters in 1952, Dr. Singh fled to China. He returned to Nepal and became premier five years later, Dr. Singh had been urging Nepalis to be more grateful for the economic assistance their "greatest friends" to the south had been providing.
King Mahendra invited Dr.K.I. Singh, the leader of the United Democratic Party, to form the Government.
Dr. Singh could not get support from other political parties, so he formed a Cabinet of the United Democratic Party on 26th July 1957 (11th of Shrawan 2014 B.S.). Other ministers of Dr. Singh's Cabinet were Purendra Bikram Shah, Parshuram Mathema, C.B. Singh, Dambar Bahadur Singh, Ramadhin Mahato, Jivaraj Sharma, Kul Bahadur Limbu, Bhupal Man Singh, Padma Narasingh Rana and Laxmi Prasada Devkota.
Politicians were scared of Dr. Singh because common man had full faith in his words.Dr. Singh attempted to get independent control, but later he quit ruling after 110 days as Prime Minister. Thus Dr. Kunwar Indrajit Singh became the Prime Minister for the shortest period in the democratic period of the History of Nepal. 
A leader who refused Mercedes Benz (those days) as a gift from Russian Embassador saying "I am a poor mans leader, how can i travel in such an expensive car". He was an undaunting, honest and fearless son of Mother Nepal. In 1982, he died due to throat cancer at the age of 76.
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Robin Hood of the Himalayas: Dr KI Singh

As hospitals go the Bir Hospital then was the best in Kathmandu Valley. It was a gift from the Government of India, euphemistically built under the "Joint cooperation between His Majesty's Government of Nepal and Government of India", as all receiving nations always like to brag. What was interesting at this point in time was that an old man lay dying there. Both the governments of Nepal and India were gunning for the head of this man thirty years earlier and, as so often happens in history, time is the greatest of healers. Now as he lay dying he was the state's VIP patient looked after by the state by command of the king of Nepal. He had a visitor. 
Dr KI Singh
Dr KI Singh
Another interesting facet of this meeting was that the person visiting the old warrior was none other than his former nemesis, another old man who had one time announced a bounty on the former's head, a princely sum of Rs. 50,000.00 dead or alive! The old patient was none other than Dr. Kunwar Inderjit Singh, better known as K. I. Singh, a fiercely independent minded politician, one-time prime minister of Nepal under King Mahendra, and a mastermind of an earlier unsuccessful coup d’etat against King Mahendra's father, King Tribhuvan. The visitor was none other than my father General Kiran SJB Rana, ex-Commander-in-Chief of the Nepalese Army, and the person who firmly stood against the ambitions of Dr. Singh.
The old patient’s eyes lighted up when he saw the general, he knew that it was a singular honor to have the general visit him, they had been friends and foes in life’s vicissitudes, now was the time for the final farewell. He did not have much time remaining. General Kiran stepped forward and held Dr. Singh’s hand on his own, a final gesture that all grievances were forgiven and forgotten.
Dr. Singh had mounted a coup d’etat in protest against the tripartite agreement among the Rana regime, King Tribhuvan and Nepali Congress signed in New Delhi, taking the backing of the disgruntled factions of the Nepal Police Force. He had the king and his cabinet surrounded inside the royal palace with all escape routes cut off. The Indians were itching to have their forces come in to save Nepal from Dr. K. I. Singh, but who would then save Nepal from the Indians? Army Commander-in-Chief General Kiran had successfully persuaded King Tribhuvan not to fall into a trap and the Nepal Army had chased Dr. Singh all the way into Tibet, where he disappeared. That was years back. General Kiran reflected that he had announced the ransom on this old person’s head.
The general remembered that years later after King Tribhuvan died and his son Mahendra ruled Nepal, the new king had once again invited Dr. K. I. Singh to lead the new cabinet as prime minister. General Kiran had already retired from the army but during state occasions he saluted the prime minister. Politics had swung full circle. General Kiran smiled to himself. He wistfully remembered that after Dr. Singh retired from politics he had moved into a small house just outside the general’s mansion Kiran Bhawan. He was a regular visitor and the general had grown fond of Dr. Singh. The general wished the old patient well and came out of the hospital with a lighter heart; he knew that Dr. Singh did not hold anything against his old enmesis and they were both at peace. 
   
 - This Article is by Subodh Rana
 Main source of article: http://historylessonsnepal.blogspot.com/2009/01/lion-in-winter.html

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Happy New Year Cards

On the special occasion of Nepali New Year 2071 BS. We are Providing you 'Happy New Year Card' with beautiful scenery of Far west development region of Nepal. These all cards are free of cost. 


Tripurasundari Temple Baitadi, Nepal (Photo: Rajendra Nath)
Khaptad National Park, Farwest, Nepal 

Mount Saipal, Bajhang, Nepal

Bhuwa Cultural Dance in Bajura, Nepal (photo: Nimendra Shahi)

Ugratara Temple, Dadeldhura, Nepal (Photo: G. Mulmi)

Passion of Cricket, Darchula, Nepal

Dipayal Silgadhi, Doti, Regional Capital of Farwest Nepal (Photo: Govinda Rosyara)

Morning Scenery of Budhitola, Kailali, Nepal (Photo: Kisan Mahara)

Hello Nepal- Yellow Nepal, Mustard field in Village of Nepal 

Hello Mahendranagar ! Kanchanpur, Nepal (Photo: Harish Awasthi)

Scenery of Dodhara Chadani, Nepal (Photo: Ashish Thagunna)

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watch live t20 world cup 2014 from bangladesh

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From 16 March to 6 April, Bangladesh will host the 2014 ICC World T20 ... ICC Champions Trophy this season by using Pulse while you watch the LIVE matches.

Due to the increased craze of cricket in Nepal we are trying to help you to watch live match by Embedding ICC official site live match in our blog. We hope you will enjoy it. Please suggest us about our blog and fan page. 
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Success in Tiger conservation

- Gopal Khanal,Kailali. 

Tiger conservation Nepal All are happy in the regard that Nepal has been able to achieve a huge success in tiger conservation by increasing its tiger population with more than 60 % since 2009. But I wonder why responsible authorities have not concentrated their attention in the biological corridors linking Nepalese and Indian PAs i.e. Basanta of Kailali and Laljhadi of Kanchanpur yet despite their tremendous significance in terms of dispersal patch for tiger. A lot is yet to be done on different aspects in these biological corridors if long term survival of a viable tiger population in the Terai landscape is sought. Results revealed no good sign for Basanta and Laljhadi except Khata. Recently local people reported that a mother tiger with her cub is roaming around the forest area in Khailad VDC of Basanta corridor. This might be a permanent resident for Basanta corridor since the high level of water in the Mohana in this season couldn’t allow tigers to migrate from Dudhuwa Tiger Reserve to Basanta with her cub. But this has not got the attention of authorities. Please have a look for this news. Though I am not arguing this news is hundred percent correct but it gives a potential indication as it was reported by local people.
Hope this message will make the authorities re-think about their efforts in tiger conservation.
Obviously, Basanta deserves attention as much as other PAs as it can facilitates dispersal and gene flow of endangered tiger species. However, it has not got attention till now. I am proud to be a local of Basanta. We are doing our best to conserve the basanta forest. The most important matter is to halt the ongoing encroachment and restore the prey population. A good sign of prey recovery has been observed these days. But at the last government's concern is crucial in doing all these. Lets hope Basanta will be a good habitat for tiger soon.

- Dr. Mahendra Shrestha

It is amazing to learn that a tigress with cubs have been seen in Basanta. I saw my first tiger in this forest while patrolling at night sometime in 1986. And then we found a strong indirect sign of tiger's presence during my research in early 2000s. Unfortunately, I have been hearing that there has been extensive encroachment of forest land in the southern parts east of Hasuliya, KI Singh Phanta, and Rampur Phanta in recent years. This forest used to be quite intact and it makes me very sad to hear the loss of habitat and degradation. Absolutely, this is one of the corridors in the TAL that has the contiguous connection (although narrow because of the settlement in the Indian side) along the Mohana river and southern part of Bhajani (I forget the name but I walked a lot along this trail during the rainy season in 1986/87 to get to the nearest train station across the border to travel between Dhangadhi and the plantation project that I was overlooking north of Bhajani. The Basanta corridor deserves as much attention like others regarding the dispersal potential between Dudhwa TR in India and the rest of the Nepal TAL. The local community engagement is the must to save this patch of forest. I know some of the local conservation leaders including Mr. Vijay Shrestha and many others are working hard to protect the forest but they need a strong support from other line agencies and locals from the neighboring villages. The forest habitat can be restored and the wild animals start colonizing the area provided the area gets enough protection. The local community should see and realize the value of this forest and some economic incentives to support their livelihood linked to the protection of forest. Thanks to Phulram Choudhary, Bijay Shrestha, Padampur Nepal from the Forest Dept, and many others from the local community for their deep interest in conservation of this forest and the wild animals sharing this habitat. Further sustenance of this forest depends o. The local conservation leaders. All the best.

tiger- Bijay Raj Shrestha,Kailali 

Thank you very much Dr. Mahendra Shrestha . We know your greatness for conservation Kailai's forest biological corridor & mega rear wildlife's natural habitat . From 3 dicked Several times we meat you & your high level conservation team at Bhajani Range post forest Area with local community people . Always you support us . Locally we are remembering this event time to time . The another very important thing is we know your very work hard to plantation at Joshipur ,Thapapur ,Bhajani & Lalboji Kandra & Kanda River rinse side as a Nepal Government forest officer on BS 2042/ 043 . Promod Singh Rathour is ma Mama who is your best friend. Best of luck Dr Mahendra sir for your valuable words . Take hope very soon we meat with you at Kailai forest side at Nepal . Again thank you so much to Pahalmanpur area GoN Forest officer Mr Padam Raj Nepal , Gorkhapatr Reporter of Kailai's Ratanpur vdc resident Mr Abinash Chaudari & Ranger of Bhajani , Pachumudiya range post Kailali . Dr shrestha from Nepal nearest train station of India is TIKUNIYA & another is Belrayan . Balrayan is also range post of Dudawa national park India very close to Nepal .



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