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.
- The festival starts with Kaag Tihar – a day to worship the bird, crow.
- The second day is the festival of dog, the most faithful animal to the humankind.
- 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.
- The fourth day is the day of ox, Mha Puja (a self worship) and Goverdhan Puja.
- 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.
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.
This day had been celebrated in South American countries for many years. Paraguay first proposed World Friendship Day in 1958.
Today’s photos of the day are shooting photos again. The photos were taken in various locations during the shooting of a music video.
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 …”
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.
It is believed that Hookah originated in Persia, Iran during the Safavid dynasty.
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.
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.
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.
Today’s photos of the day are photos in tiger print t-shirt and jeans shorts. There were a lot of comments about belly piercing in Facebook.
Belly piercing is a common practice these days. If you pierce nose, ears that is ok and how can it be wrong to pierce belly?
In fact, ex-princess, Himani Shah has also pierced her belly more than 4 years ago (See here -> can’t HImani Shah pierce her bellybutton?).
Here is one of the comments in Facebook about belly piercing:
Why is nose piercing or ear piercing right and belly piercing wrong?
Today’s photos of the day are some selfies with actress and model Sujana Dhakal (or Suzana Dhakal). If you want to know more about Sujana, please read her profile in NepaliActress.com. Sujana’s movies ‘Awara’ and ‘Premi’ are coming soon and she has recently signed in upcoming historical movie ‘Nalapani’.
A compilation of a Dubsmash videos of Sagun Shahi. The first video is a kiss video. Sagun says, “Happy kiss day” and kisses towards the camera. This is not a dubsmash video but a short and sweet video.
The second and the third are recorded from Dubsmash. One of them is lip-singing of an Indian song. The second is lip-sync of to a child’s voice. There is a little delay in the second video.