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COW
Cow is a sacred animal with a great role in the culture and religion of Nepal. Every part of the cow is sacred, precious and worth worshipping. Known as Gau-mata or the mother-cow, it is worshipped as goddess by Nepal’s Hindus. She is basically termed as  g...
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CLIMATE
Climatically Nepal may be categorized as a monsoon country with clear climate-based seasons often divided into six seasons of two months each. They are Grishma (Summer), Barsha (Rainy), Sharad (Autumn), Hemant (Pre-winter), Sishir (Winter) and Basanta (Spri...
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CHOVAR HILL
Especially famous for the gorge, being the only outlet for all water to pass out of Kathmandu Valley. According to ancient chronicles, Manjushree cut the gorge to drain out water from Kathmandu Valley when it was a lake (ref. Swayambhu). Many stories are wo...
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CHHITRAGUPTA
A high official in the palace of God Yamaraj or the God of the death, Chitragupta maintains records of the sins and virtues of all living beings. It is on the basis of his meticulously maintained records Yamaraj decides whether one deserves a place in the h...
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CHITAWAN
Inspite of its being a trade centre, the abode of multiplicity of culture and ethnicity and the centre of small industries, Chitwan is a district of the Narayani Zone is more famous for largest forest areas of Nepal. It is a great attraction for tourists, n...
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CHHANTYAL
Scattered  in the districts of Baglung and Myagdi of the Magarant region, the 20,000-strong Chhantyal population has its own language akin to the Thakali. Chhantyal culture and practices resemble those of the Magars. However, the Bhalanja section of Chhanty...
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CHHEPU
According to legend, long time ago, the Kathmandu valley was a huge lake inhabited by the countless numbers and types of aquatic animals, mostly serpents known as Nagas. So it was known as Nag Rhada or Nag-Daha meaning the home of the serpents or the lake o...
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CHHATRA
The chhatra or the Parasol or the big painted umbrella is a common object seen with Gods and Goddesses seemingly to protect them from the harshness of the weather. But, in religious terms it is a symbol of Buddhist goddesses of protection such as Pancharaks...
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CHEPANG
One of the most backward ethnic groups of Nepal, the Chepangs inhabit remote areas, detached from others. Sparse contours, river banks, outback areas and cave likes precipices are the likely places for their habitation. Chepangs are found in the districts o...
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CHATHA
The fourth day of Bhadra is observed as Chatha by Newar communities when they worship the moon in the evening, and consume fried beans, sweets and fruits. The Newars do not look at the moon that evening, believing that the moon was cursed on this day by Gan...
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