Tihar 2076 – Beautiful!

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One of the most beautiful celebrations in the Nepali culture is the Newari tradition of Mha Puja – celebration of the self. Everyone in the family shares a celebratory feast and the feeling of love during Mha Puja at Ama Ghar is overwhelming. The fifth day of Tihar is Brothers’ Day when sisters put tika on their brothers’ foreheads and …

Mha Puja

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Although this holiday was celebrated last month, we thought you’d be interested in reading Trish McCulley’s account of a beautiful Nepali holiday, which originated with the Newars of Kathmandu valley. Enjoy! “Ama Ghar celebrated Mha Puja this year on Saturday, November 6th. Mha Puja is a Newari festival celebrating ones physical self. I have come to think of it as …