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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.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Tihar and Laxmi Puja (Festival of lights)


Tihar is also known as the Dipwali and Yama Panchak, is celebrated for five days. Dip means light, so the festival is called festival of lights. All the houses and even the street corners are illuminated by butter lamps, Dio and electric bulbs. The five days are called Yama Panchaka because the whole period is dedicated to the worship of Yama the God of Death. The festival begins with Kagtihar Or Dhanteras (worship of crow) and concludes with Bhaaitika or Bhai Puja (worshipping brothers).


Kaag puja

Dog puja
The first day of Tihar, also called Kaag tihar Or Dhanteras, is the day of the crow, as crow is believed to be the messengers of Yama. Every householder offers various dedicates to this bird and that day is known as very good day or lucky day to buy any metallic substances, instruments, vehicles  or ornaments. Dogs become center of attention on the second day of Tihar. Dogs are worshiped according to the religious ritual. Tika is a mark of blessing on dogs’’ foreheads of the creature along with garlands and feed them various delicacies. Dog is known as the symbol of the good, dutiful, guileless and wafaadar servant. The holy cow is worshiped on the morning of the third day and the goddess of wealth in the evening. This is followed by Gobardhan Puja performed to commemorate Krishna’’s of lifting the mountain Gobardhan to protect his people from a terrible rain and flood. In the day of Gobardhan puja farmers use to make small symbolic gobardhan mountain by cow dung and worship bull and lord krishna. The five days festival comes to the conclusion when sisters pray Yamaraj for the longevity of their brothers life and put tika on brother’’s foreheads and put garland made out of Marigold on their necks.  
worshipping the cow

In the day of Bhai tika brothers and sisters use to gift each others. Sisters usually give selroti, sweets and other foods to their brothers and brothers give money and clothes to their sisters.
In community, boys and girls make group and go to every house to sing 'Deusi and Bhaili'. Every household gives them money and food. This tradition is by the time of Puran, started by 'Bali raja', son of 'Bhakta Prahlad'. This collection is used to picnic but these days people use to this collection for social work.

Bhaai Tika