Gadhimai Festival Preparation Kicks-off
Bara, June 30, 2014
The Gadhimai Festival is scheduled to take place throughout the entire month of
Mangsir (November/ December 2014) at the Gadhimai Temple of the village,
On June 19, 2014, the Gadhimai Festival Organizing Committee conducted a press
conference at the Reporters Club to disseminate information regarding the
upcoming event. The last of....
Villagers committed not to sacrifice animal in upcoming Gadhimai festival
Bara, December 30, 2013
AWNN in collaboration with
Moonlight Youth Club of Golagunj VDC, Bara and in consultation with Child and
Women Service Center (CWSC) of Bara organized three days of mass training cum
interaction program in Simrongadh Village of Bara district. The participants
represented different local youth clubs, women g....
Despite of protests by animal activists, goat drowning festival continues
Khokana, Lalitpur, August 26, 2013
Locals believe that when children started to drown in the pond in the 12th century, residents started to drown a live goat to appease the gods. The Khokana festival is held every year in August, the day after Gai Jatra. A 5-6 month old goat is thrown in a pond close to Rudrayani temple in Khokana, a village in the south of Kathmandu Valley. Despite of severa....