Happy Tihar, Deepawali the festival of light and prosperity

The second biggest festival in Nepal, Tihar has started today. SagunShahi.com admin wishes all the visitors of this site a very happy Tihar. I wish your life is filled with joy and prosperity.

What is Tihar?

Tihar is a 5-days-long festival – the second biggest festival in Nepal after Dashain.

  1. The festival starts with Kaag Tihar – a day to worship the bird, crow.
  2. The second day is the festival of dog, the most faithful animal to the humankind.
  3. The third day is the day of cow and Laxmi. Laxmi puja falls on the new moon day (darkest night of month) so people light candles and lights for the goddess of wealth to come visit their homes.
  4. The fourth day is the day of ox, Mha Puja (a self worship) and Goverdhan Puja.
  5. The fifth day is the day of brothers and sister to worship each other. They exchange blessings and gifts on the last day of tihar – Bhai Tika.

Video introduction:

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Music video – Katro Ichha Thiyo

Lokdohari video ‘Katro Ichha Thiyo …’ features the voices of Baburam Panthi and Devi Gharti. The lyrics and music is composed by Bishnu Khatri. The cameraperson is Durga Poudel, editing by Bishnu Sharma and the video is directed by Prakash Bhatta.

The artists in the music video are Sagun Shahi, Arjun Bohara and Umesh Baniya.

Details of the song:

  • Song title – Katro Ichha Thiyo …
  • Voice – Baburam Panthi and Devi Gharti
  • Lyrics – Bishnu Khatri
  • Music – Bishnu Khatri
  • Camera – Durga Poudel
  • Editing- Bishnu Sharma
  • Director – Prakash Bhatta

The music video is a traditional lok dohori song, typically sung in villages. This is one of the many music video featuring model and actress Sagun. Here are some photos taken at the time of the shooting of the music video:

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Romantic music video – Jiwan ko Goreto

Here is a beautiful and sentimental Nepali love song  featuring heart touching words of Dr. Anup Srivastav. The song in the voice Uma Gurung Bhattarai features Sagun Shahi with Rahul.

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Details of the song:

  • Song title : Jiwan Ko Goreto …
  • Voice –  Uma Gurung Bhattarai
  • Lyrics  – Dr. Anup Srivastav
  • Music – Rahul Pradhan
  • Camera – Ravi Chandra
  • Editing – Subash Devkota
  • Producer-  Hari Silwal
  • Director – Raju Adhikari

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Happy Friendship Day, photos of the day with Surabina and Sujana

The first Sunday of August is celebrated as the International Friendship Day. This year, the day falls on July 31, 2015. On the day the friends that matter in our lives are cherished and remembered. With the popularity of social media, friends can be reached easily these days and sharing their photos and message in social media has been very popular lately.

surabina karki and sagun shahi friendship day

This day had been celebrated in South American countries for many years. Paraguay first proposed World Friendship Day in 1958.

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Photo of the day, thumbs up for music videos

Today’s photos of the day are shooting photos again. The photos were taken in various locations during the shooting of a music video.

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After ‘Dhuwani’ (watch ‘Dhuwani’ here), music video shootings have kept Sagun busy these days. Although she has signed in a number of movies, her second movie is yet to release. In the recent release, ‘Tiger the Real Hero’, Sagun was featured in a super hit song “Ma pa se le maryo …”

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Photo of the day, Hookah time

Toda’s photo of the day are taken in a Hookah Bar.

A very traditional instrument for smoking, hookah, has made it into the modern restaurant culture in recent days. Popularly known as Shisha or waterpipe, narghile, arghila, aalyan or many other different name, it is a multi-stemmed instrument for vaporizing and smoking flavored tobacco called shisha. The vapor or smoke is passed through a water basin before inhalation.

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It is believed that Hookah originated in Persia, Iran during the Safavid dynasty.

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Aatmahattya, a music video of Purnakala BC and Balkumar Shrestha

New lok dohori titled ‘Atmahattya’ features the voice of Purnakala BC and Balkumar Shrestha. The song is a part of album titled ‘Atmahattya’. The lyrics of the song is written by Kamal Aryal and the tune is composed by Kamal Sargam.

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The music video is produced and distributed by Sankalan Sangeet. The models in the music video are Krishna Prashant and Sagun Shahi.

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Photo of the day, music video shooting, Tare Bhir

The following are the photos during the shooting of the music video titled ‘Tare Bhir …’ a song by Sachin Rai. A music video made on a sentimental Ghazal by DR Atu, ‘Tare Bhir …’ was recently shot in various locations in Kathmandu including Godawari on July 18, 2015. The shooting was done in the day and night. The song is recorded on the voice of singer Sachin Rai. The song is a part of Ghazal collection album titled ‘Sanu’. After the completion of the post production, the music video is expected to release in a week.

The July 19 Photo of the Day features other photos taken during the shooting of the music video.

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Photo of the day, mehandi and chura in Shrawan

Shrawan is the month of red and green bangles, yellow and green beads. In Nepal, Shrawan month is considered the month of Lord Shiva. Throughout the month, unmarried women worship lord Shiva to find a perfect husband. Married women worship the god for the long life and prosperity of their husbands. They usually flock to Shiva temples including Pashupati on Mondays of the month and fast for the day. Women wear green colored clothes, glass bangles and temporary tattoo (mehandi) in hopes of making Shiva happy. The month is also known for Bol Bam tour.

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Photo of the day, Selfie safety guide from Russia, with love

Today’s photo of the day is a selfie and a photo in shirt and jeans. Selfie is a recent trend of taking one’s photo by the self. Because of the popularity of the trend, the dictionaries have also included the word in their new-words list.

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What is a selfie?

A selfie is a self-portrait photograph featuring the photographer. A selfie is typically taken with either hand or a selfie stick holding a digital camera or a camera phone. These photos are usually close ups as most of them are taken by the camera held at arm’s length. Other most common selfies are taken by pointing camera at a mirror instead of using a self-timer. Selfies are often taken to share on social networking services like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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