Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Deepawali

Hi Everyone,
Wishing all of you a very happy and prosperous Deepawali...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Best Friends Are Forever

Oh!!! I haven't seen my friend (Urmila) for a long time; almost 5-6 years. On Sunday they came here in providence, RI to visit us. We are best friend from our early childhood in back home; Nepal and we used to go to same school in Nepal. Our house back home is so close to each other and we used to go to school together and play together. After I came here in USA , she got married back home few years ago. Then, for short time we were in two different country. After a while, she came here in USA and finally we met again last Sunday which was very much exciting and we both were happy to see each other after long time. Best Friends Are Forever......

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Happy Vijaya Dashami to everyone

Hi all,
I would like to wish you all "Happy Bijaya Dashami"....and here is the meaning of this great festival from www.nepalnews.com

Vijaya Dashami celebrated

The tenth and the main day of the Dashain festival, Vijaya Dashami, is being celebrated throughout the country and outside in various countries Thursday.

A baby receiving auspicious Tika and Jamara from their elders on the occasion of Bada Dashain in Kathmandu, Thursday, nepalnews.com/rh
On this day people receive Tika, Jamara and blessings from elders amidst family gatherings and engage in merrymaking. In Nepal, Vijaya Dashami is celebrated not only by Hindus, but also by many other religious communities as a way of social interaction.

Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti – the official committee of astrologers – has prescribed auspicious time for Tika between 11:03 and 11:14 am and 11:46 and 11:55 am.

Generally, people receive Tika from their parents and elders at the most auspicious time and visit their relatives throughout the day. Those who cannot visit all of their relatives on the day can do so within five days till Purnima.

As this festival is known for family gatherings, people return from all parts of the world, as well as different parts of the country, to celebrate Dashain. Apart from the religious practices, Dashain is also marked by merrymaking, gambling and excessive consumption of food and liquor.

Nepalese living abroad also celebrate the festival passionately, as it provides them a rare opportunity to gather at one place and exchange greetings.