3ASTROLOGY

You can contact an astrologer to get information related to your stars and your area in the sky. It may show your problem in your life and the solution you can get easily, it is not so far either. In Nepal, people are following this for many ages and also many will assure its works.

In the Vedas, Astrology also has its ancestors. 1000 years ago, there was written the major source of basically everything for the Hindus people. Mesh (Aries), Brish (Taurus), Mithun (Gemini), Karkat (Cancer), Simha (Leo), Kanya (Virgo), Tula (Libra), Brishchik (Scorpio), Dhanu (Sagittarius), Makar (Capricorn), Kumbha (Aquarius) and Meen (Pisces) are the 12 signs of the zodiac, and in Nepali they are known as Raashi in Nepali.

In a Nepali person’s life, Astrology plays a vital role. It is especially at the time of marriage, having children, buying a house and moving into it, working on new business and so on. If a child is born then the exact time of born is given to the astrologer to prepare cheena (called horoscope) in English. He made it based on the position of the various planets in the solar system at an important moment.

Astrologers are discussed on various festivals or occasions such as rice feeding, sacred thread, and weddings and so on. Only after astrologers readings, all religious festivals in Nepal are administered.

Astrologers regulate certain hours for the various festivals to take place. For instance, Tika at Dashain, and Bhai tika at Tihar, etc. It is done by forecasting the solar and lunar eclipses and their effect on the community.

PASHUPATINATH TOURS

The world heritage site Pashupatinath area is not only just a spiritual station. It is more than that. There are religion, art, and culture so that’s why it is a combo of these three-parts. Peace and adherence are provided by this area. It consists of 246 hectors of area thrives in temples and headstone. Over here, 100 practices are implemented every day. It is also called an open museum. It was nominated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1979.

For art professors, this temple is recognized as an important target. It presents a diversity if the temple layout. For instance, Dome style, Pagoda style, Shikhara style and so on, can be found here. Also, different statues and sculptures near the complex are made of stone, metal, and wood. Plus, the pillars and door of the temple area are sculptured in wonderful shapes of griffins and creators.

The area from Pashupatinath to Guheshwori is considered as the stretches of Pashupatinath Temple. Different famous temples such as Bhuwaneshwori, the Dakshinamurti, Tamreshwor, Panchdewal, Bishwarupa, and others. are also included by this temple.

There is one kali temple which is situated on the banks of the River Bagmati. It has a fascinating debut and fully weighted with belief. The belief is that if the statue develops out of its authentic spot and, the world will come to an end when the half-in half-out character is fully disclosed.

You can feel that every temple got its own set of practice to be done and has own values and customs. A small jungle Shleshmantak is located on the other side of the river. It is the place or homes for different animals like deer, monkeys and, etc. An old crematorium stands on the banks of the River Bagmati.

Each temple has its own set of rituals to be performed, and every temple has specific values and customs. On the other side of the river is a small forest Shleshmantak, homes to animals like deer and monkeys. A traditional crematorium stands on the banks of the River Bagmati.

This temple is a huge area that covers cultural heritage, forest, and water resources. It is very important and needs to be conserved and organized. Hence the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) was founded in 1996. Since then, the activities at Pashupati are governed by this administrative body.

PASHUPATINATH BAGMATI AARATI

Pashupati Bagmati Aarati is one of the fascinating practice which is done at Pashupatinath Temple. Bagmati is well known as the pure river which flows over the temple. It breaks down the temple into two different sectors. It is the main Pashupatinath temple on one sector and the place to do Aarati on the other.

The river Bagmati has played a greater role in the Hindu religion. There is a belief that taking a pure bath on this river clean away the sins. Aarati is done by every Hindu people because it is a practice of workship in which light with purified butter is provided to God. There can be seen three things that follow while doing Aarati. They are the custom with oil lamps, lanterns, and other religious elements by chanting a sacred mantra.

The preacher does Aarati with oil lamps and gripping them in a round and round motion and committing their work to the Divine. During the Aarati time, a Bhajan which is known as songs with a religious theme is sung by preachers and creates an enchanting environment. It is done at the time of 6 pm each day evening. This is also a practice for being part of it and creates a surrounding of a blend of god and the preachers.

From before in the year 200 time, and till now the Bagmati Aarati is done. But it was developed since the year 2006 as an everyday practice.

A bhajan is treated as more important than a song by every Hindu people, the worshipper is treated as more religious than Bhajan and Finally, Among all Aarati is more important than all, and considered as the greatest form of a worshipper.

The holy river Bagmati and the Pashupatinath Temple are admired by the Bagmati Aarati at Pashupatinath Temple. During this time, a dance called Tandav is performed by the advocators. This dance is a divine dance practiced by Lord Shiva or Mahadev. The advocators do this for paying respect to Lord Shiva.

The Pashupati is being extensively remembered for the Bagmati Aarati as it is one of the major attractions. Here, many communities come to be a part of it during their vacations, on Mondays, and during festivals. in Nepal, Lord Shiva is worshipped on Monday as it is considered as the right day. There are huge numbers of advocators who follow this day. Aarati is also considered as the main attraction during Mahashivaratri and Haritalika Teej festivals.

Every Hindu believes that God is a presence in every living soul. It places importance on good for everyone rather than good for just one. This is portrayed during the Aarati where prayers are sung for the betterment of the whole of humanity and coming together as one is the main aim. The end of the Aarati is marked by hailing for the wellness of every living soul and thanking God for the kindness bestowed by him.

FULL MOON CONCERTS AT KIRATESHWOR

Another important famous temple is known as Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple. It is also situated inside the Pashupatinath Area. Between Pashupatinath and Gujeshwori, it is located and also on the east bank of the river. People are not captivated by the temple only, but also with the full-moon classical music concert which is done in every full moon night.

A Music Association named “The Kirateshwar Sangeet Ashram” prepares the classical music and also manages the full moon concerts. In 1991, it was developed and also includes other activities such as musical instruments, teaching vocals and building matches between the students, etc.

Every year, the students of the Ashram engaged in the under-18 music match. They are judged on the basis of three things they are vocals, instruments, and rhythm used by the students. The winner will get a chance to have a cash prize and also a one-year scholarship, plus get an opportunity to perform at the full-moon concert. The concert also gives the students a chance to showcase their talent.