Noemie Repetto / Le Pictorium - 2018, Jan 15 - Maghi festival. New Year of Nepal in Tundikhel through the day. The festival had started from Kathmandu Durbar Square. - 16/01/2018 - Nepal / Kathmandu - Maghe Sankranti is the first day of the month of Magh of Bikram Sambat. Magh is the tenth month of the year. Sankranti is the Sanskrit word in Eastern Astrology which refers to the transmigration of the Sun from one Rashi (sign of the zodiac) to another. In very simple, the word sankranti is the first day of the Nepali calendar. Then obviously, there are 12 sankrantis in a year. Makar Sa

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Noemie Repetto / Le Pictorium - 2018, Jan 15 - Maghi festival. New Year of Nepal in Tundikhel through the day. The festival had started from Kathmandu Durbar Square. - 16/01/2018 - Nepal / Kathmandu - Maghe Sankranti is the first day of the month of Magh of Bikram Sambat. Magh is the tenth month of the year. Sankranti is the Sanskrit word in Eastern Astrology which refers to the transmigration of the Sun from one Rashi (sign of the zodiac) to another. In very simple, the word sankranti is the first day of the Nepali calendar. Then obviously, there are 12 sankrantis in a year. Makar Sa
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Noemie Repetto / Le Pictorium - 2018, Jan 15 - Maghi festival. New Year of Nepal in Tundikhel through the day. The festival had started from Kathmandu Durbar Square. - 16/01/2018 - Nepal / Kathmandu - Maghe Sankranti is the first day of the month of Magh of Bikram Sambat. Magh is the tenth month of the year. Sankranti is the Sanskrit word in Eastern Astrology which refers to the transmigration of the Sun from one Rashi (sign of the zodiac) to another. In very simple, the word sankranti is the first day of the Nepali calendar. Then obviously, there are 12 sankrantis in a year. Makar Sankranti is the transition of the Sun from Dhanu rashi (Sagittarius) to Makara rashi (Capricorn). In Hindu Astrology the sun position during the year is divided into 12 rashis (zodiac signs). It is however, very difficult to reconcile among Bikram Sambat months, Zodiac months and lunar calendar's months. While the traditional Calendar is based on lunar positions, Sankranti is a solar event. So dates of all Hindu festivals keep changing as per the Gregorian calendar and so do the Makar Sankranti too. Makar Sankranti is the festival of the Sun God. The Sun God is the symbol of power, divinity and wisdom. The Sun God is worshiped in this festival. Maghe Sankranti is also called Maghi. Maghi is for the New year of Tharu Community of Nepal.
Location: Katmandou, Région de développement Centre, Népal

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