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Friday, July 12, 2013

Janabahaa, the Perfect Location for Anything

A music video was shot in Janabahaa some time ago. Not too surprising, eh? But what is surprising is the fact that the song is actually about a Brazilian city called Aracaju by JL Stiles and the Pax Armada. Produced by Sea of Art Productions, this video was filmed by Mira Arad from Israel. Notice how all the people who appear in the video do so without the slightest bit of hesitation, giving it a totally natural, easygoing look.

Sea of Art Productions has created a lot of beautiful and touching content in Nepal and in other exotic countries.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Remembering the Venerable Tirtha Dai

There will be a condolence meeting in Janabahaa at 9 am on Saturday, February 16 to pay tribute to the late Tirtha Dhar Tuladhar. All are welcome to attend.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Sharing the Meaning Behind the Bathing Ritual

The Week, the Friday edition of broadsheet daily Republica, today published a photo story about the recently completed annual bathing ritual of Janabahaa Dyo. The text and photos for the story was contributed by Alok Tuladhar. You can get the full version at (pages 8-9).

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Tirtha Dhar Tuladhar: The Living Legend

Renowned social worker Tirtha Dhar Tuladhar was cremated in accordance with Newa Buddhist tradition today, after Theravada Buddhist monks prayed for him at the cremation site. For the past four decades, he has led the renovation and maintenance of many historic and religious sites in Kathmandu, including Janabahaa, Manjushri, Chhusyabahaa and Pulan Guhyeshori. He has patronized many literary organizations, including Pradipta Pustakalaya, Nepal Lipi Guthi and Asha Safu Kuthi.

Most notable amongst his contributions to the preservation of Nepali heritage are the various renovation works of the Janabahaa Dyo temple and the Janabahaa courtyard complex that he initiated in the last few decades.

Battling cancer for almost a year, the living legend breathed his last on Sunday, aged 76.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rath Jatra ya Artha to see light of day

Rath Jatra ya Artha - Trailer from Alok Tuladhar on Vimeo.

Rath Jatra ya Artha, a documentary film that highlights the philosophy behind the great chariot festival of Janabahaa Dyo (aka Karunamaya and White Machhendranath) of Kathmandu, will be released by Impact Productions ( soon. You can view the short trailer above.