“Sikali Jatra” Kicks Off


By Kabita Maharjan Khokana, the traditional suburb occupied by 4258 people, according to Population Census 2001, and 7 km far away from the capital city in Nepal has a very unique and eve-famous festival called Khokana Jatra or Sikali Jatra. It begins on 29th of September and concludes on 3rd of October. The custom, traditions, and  life style is still far from modernization. Even being … Continue reading “Sikali Jatra” Kicks Off

Khokanā Mahotsav Concluded


By Amrit Dangol and Nirmala Dangol| Photo: Amrit Dangol and Sajana Dangol Today is the last day of Khokanā Mahotsav. People seemed even more interested today, as the flavor of pure Newāri was going to end today. The day started with a cold morning, but got warmer as the da progressed. The warmth of the sun encouraged the enthusiastic visitors to tour the Khokanā Mahotsav. … Continue reading Khokanā Mahotsav Concluded

Khokanā Mahotsav – 2nd Day


By Amrit Dangol 16th January 2011 The second day of Khokanā Mahotsav went very well. Though it rained almost all day, the visitors did not feel the least discouraged or disinterested.  The visitors seemed unhappy about the rain and there was a decline in the number of visitors in comparison to the first day. The roads of Khokanā were all muddy making it difficult to … Continue reading Khokanā Mahotsav – 2nd Day

Updates: Khokanā Mahotsav


We’ve received some pictures of the first day of the Khokanā Mahotsav 2011 that began today. Women are making Chatāmari in the food-stand in Nayajho, 7th Street. Photo: Kabita Maharjan ————————————————————————————— ©swaniga.com| Photo: Man Hari Maharjan —————————————————————————————- Continue reading Updates: Khokanā Mahotsav

Updates: Khokanā Mahotsav 2011 [Opening Day]


Amrit Dangol and Nirmala Dangol
15th January, 2011

Nepal Tourism Year 2011 formally started from yesterday. On this occasion, many festivals are taking place in Nepal. Khokanā Mahotsav is one of them and is the main attraction of all. It begins from the 1st to 3rd of Māgh (January 15th-17th) and is organized by “Jyāpu Mahā Guthi.” People who are behind this Festival are putting their all efforts for the success of the Khokanā Mahotsav and making it the most memorable event in the national and international level. The main objective of this Mahotsav is to promote the Newāri culture and preserve it and make it known to people around the country. We think, this is the proper way to promote the Newāri culture and preserve them.

The festival has started from today. It was inagurated by the minister of the tourism, Sarad Singh Bhandari. Khokanā seemed to be unusually very neat and clean than other days. Local citizens are very motivated, so they are working with great enthusiasm for the success of the Mahotsav. People from all over the nation are here to witness the Mahotsav in the first day. Continue reading “Updates: Khokanā Mahotsav 2011 [Opening Day]”

Khokana Mahotsav (Festival) Begins


We had promised you to keep updating about the three-day Khokana Mahotsav (Festival) 2011, organized by Jyapu Mahaguthi in Khokana to promote tourism in Nepal. Having said that, we are trying to live up to the expectation of our readers by posting the updates, as we received them from our friends and family in Khokana, Nepal. The Festival kicked off officially today. Sharad Singh Bhandari, … Continue reading Khokana Mahotsav (Festival) Begins