Videos tagged with "festivals"
Nepal-Tibet Tour तिब्बत यात्रा [26:57]
Welcome to TIBET - a land so rich in culture tradition and steeped in religion along the far flung unique landscape, aptly called the Roof of the World. Let the age old Tibetan mysteries cast an enchanted spell that holds a visitor in thrill and excitement. The first part of the tour offers fascinating views of the incredible formation of the highest plateau of the world with awesomely beautiful rocks, cascades and canyons slightly hidden in the thin flying mists amidst the mighty presence of Mt. Everest (8848m), Shishapagma (8035m) and the 2nd part brings you so close to the Shangri-La of TIBET making you feel yourself as being part of a unique culture, a rich tapestry woven with legends, myths, rituals and festivals.
World most beautiful country-Nepal [02:10]
Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains of Nepal.Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 meters above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8848 meters, all within a distance of 150 kilometers resulting in climatic conditions from sub-tropical to arctic. This wild variation fosters an incredible variety of ecosystems, the greatest mountain range on earth, thick tropical jungles teeming with a wealth of wildlife, thundering rivers, forested hills and frozen valleys. Within this spectacular geography is also one of the richest cultural landscapes anywhere. The country is a potpourri of ethnic groups and sub-groups who speak over 93 languages and dialects. Nepal offers an astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions and adventure oppurtunities found nowhere else on earth. And you can join in the numerous annual festivals that are celevrated throughout the year in traditional style highlighting enduring customs and beliefs.
तिहार Tihar in Kathmandu [04:20]
Tihar, the festival of lights, is one of the most important festivals in Nepal. In this festival the Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, is worshipped. During the festival all the houses in the city and villages are cleaned and decorated with lit oil lamps. This festival is celebrated for five days starting from the thirteenth day of the waning moon in October. Filmed during Tihar 2012.
Ethnic Gurung tribes celebrating Dashain. [01:08]
Nepal ownes many festivals which differs within the ethnic groups.Nepal consists 61 ethnic group.and Nepal's colourfull holidays and festivals occurs virtually year round and visit to Nepal is almost certain to coincide with atleast one,Certain times of yerar,particularly August and September towards theend of the monsoon,are packed with festivals.hey go a long way towards compensating for the less-than-ideal weather at that time of the year.Dashain is the most important of all Nepalease celebrations,in terms of impact,perhaps most closely approximated by Christian and new year in the west.Dashain is the most pleasant post-moonsoon period when sky is clearest,the air is cleanest and the rice is ready to harvesting is also the time for Nepal's biggest annual festival.and feativals lasts for 15 days,finishing on the full moon day of late September or early October,and there are number of important days right through the festival.Dashain is known as durgapuja since the festival celebrates the victory of the godess durga over the forces of evil in the guise of the buffalo demon Mahisasura,since durga is bloodthirsty godess.the festival is marked by wholesale bloodletting and features the biggest animal sacrifice of the year. The 10th day of festival,vijayadashami,is again a family affair as cards and greetings are exchanged,family visits are made and parents place a red tika mark on their children's foreheads .
Indra Jatra Dance Festival.flv [04:30]
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.