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Sunday, August 20, 2017


Since time immemorial, there has been a belief that sacred words and their combinations called Mantras have beneficial effects on human beings, animals and even plant kingdom. This belief has been so widespread that practically every scripture refers to it in same way or other.
Recently, some investigations have been carried out on the effect of chanting of Agnihotra Mantra at sunrise and sunset, accompanied by sacrificial fire, on the germination of rice seeds.

It is known from scriptures that Mantras like OM, Agnihotra Mantra, Gayatri Mantra have benefited humanity to large extent. However, it is very difficult to pinpoint what precisely there is in these Mantras which make them so effective.
OM doesn’t have a translation. Therefore, the Hindus consider it as the very name of the Absolute, it is body of sound. In the scriptures of ancient India, the OM is considered the powerful of all the Mantras.

Vedic Mythology of Solar Eclipse and its Scientific Validation

Rig Veda, the oldest one among the four Vedas, pronounces the phenomenon of solar eclipse in a mythical language. During the eclipse, the eclipse induced gravity waves causes a reduction in ozone layer concentration in stratosphere which allows more cosmic radiations of different wavelengths, to the surface of the earth. The research carried out about the radiations received during the past eclipses and its influence on seawater reveal the scientific knowledge behind Rishi Atri’s dispelling of darkness by the Four Rigs, given in Pancavisma Brahmana. Hence, for the first time, the eclipse event is differentiated into a four stage process, as per out recent findings on the change in Oceanic PH. The influence of solar eclipse on living organisms, especially, the erratic of solar eclipse on living organisms, especially, the erratic behavior of animals, birds and marine organisms to eclipse is addressed. This new scientific findings supports strongly the Vedic predictions of eclipse and the traditional practices of Hindus, which differ from region to region.

Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek through Ghandruk (2- Days)

Ghorepani( 2810m) used to be rest stop where in ancient time traders found Water ( Pani-Nepali) for their Horses (Ghoda-Nepali). Situated at 3210m Myagdi district of Nepal, Poon Hill provides trekkers with breathtaking scenes of various Himalayan peak as such Gangapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Hiunchuli. Now Ghorepani- Poon Hill Trek also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking or Annapurna Panorama Trekking is short, easy and famous trek for Nepali as well as foreign tourists in Annapurna Region which provide great mountain scenery. It is quite safe for all seasons. We can further witness terraces, fields, lifestyle and culture and settlements and houses of Gurung and Magar people mainly inhibiting there.



Trek Profile

1.       We can find buses or Jeeps that move directly to Ghandruk (1940m) from Pokhara (800m) early in the morning at about 6am through Nayapul which is the gateway for the trek. It will be faster if we drive on jeep. It takes about 2-3 hrs on drive and about half hour to reach the main village of ghandruk.
We can get close view of Machhapuchre(Fishtail), Manaslu and Annapurna South. Ghandruk being second largest Gurung village in Nepal we can find orderly rows of slated roof houses and paved routes with mules all the way.

Now from here we have to the walk couple of hours to reach our first day destination Tadapani Village. We can have good Mountain View from here and the accommodation is quite good. If we feel like moving we can make our first day destination a bit further to nearby hotels in the way which can be a plus for next day trek.

2.       In the next day, making our start to Ghorepani at about 6-7 am we can reach there in 4-5 hours.The walk is quite pleasant and we can get waterfalls, streams, rivers, gorges, view of mountains, rhododendron forest all the way. But sometimes cloud obstructs.Poon- Hill is 45 minutes steep walk from Hill station Ghorepani.

Friday, April 22, 2016

National pride projects of Nepal

1. East West Railway
2. Melamchi drinking water project
3. West Seti Hydropower project
4. Second International airport, Bara
5. Pokhara Regional International airport
6. Gautam Buddha Regional International airport, Rupandehi
7. Kathmandu-Terai fast track
8. Sikta irrigation
9. Rani jamariya-kulria irrigation project
10. Budhigandaki Hydropower project
11. Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower project
12. Terai Hulaki Marg
13. Koshi corridor
14. Kaligandaki corridor
15. Karnali corridor
16. Pushpalal marg
17. Babai irrigation project
18. Pashupati area development project
19. Lumbini area development project
20. Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project
21. Chure conservation Area Program

Friday, May 22, 2015



There are numerous bigger to smaller Internet service providers(Isps) that have been providing Internet service in pokhara. Here is the list of some of Internet service providers of pokhara (with brief introduction including its office location and respective sites) that have served in and out of the Pokhara valley.

1)ADSL Broadband Internet Service- It is the Internet service which is provided by the leading company of Nepal NEPAL TELECOM.It has high market share in pokhara in terms of Internet service.Its office is located in Ranipauwa,pokhara.To know more about the service we can visit the site

2)Pokhara Internet-Probably, it might be the second biggest Internet service provider in pokhara in terms of market share.It had started its service a decade ago.Now it have established itself as leading Internet service provider in pokhara.Its office is located in Gairapatan,pokhara and to know more about it simply we have to log on to

3)Broadlink-Broadlink has also high number of users in pokhara.Its office is located at New Road,Pokhara and to get more information we can go for

4)Worldlink-Worldlink might be one of the leading Isp of Nepal.But its presence in pokhara was  comparatively less before 2016.But  from end of 2016 it has expanded its area and market through its unlimited fiber internet packages.It has begun providing very high speed internet at low price compared to others.Likewise, we can have cable service through the fiber.In near future it is sure to have good market in and around pokhara valley.Its office is located at Sitabhawan in Mahendrapool.Visit here

5)UTL- We can get unlimited Internet service from UTL.But its service  might be comparatively slow than others.However it is also in use in pokhara valley.Its office is located in NayaBazar Road and for more info get

     In my view above mentioned  Internet providers are highly preferred by the Internet users in Pokhara.There are other providers that have served in pokhara valley.Here is list of some of them:

Location: Pokhara-Baglung Highway
7)Lumbini Net

Location:New Road   

9)Barahi Internet Technologies Pvt.Ltd
Location: SrijanaChowk   

10)Japan Nepal Information Communications Technology
Location: PrithiviChowk

11) Telnet Internet Pvt.Ltd
Location:Simalchaur, Kaski

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A brief introduction of topmost magician of 2015 with notable tricks

   Magic although performed by humans has been a great matter of concern to the themselves humans since its existence.Magic is a performing art that entertains audiences by staging tricks or creating illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats using natural means. These feats are called magic tricks, effects or illusions. A professional who performs such illusions is called a  magician or an illusionist. There were magicians in ancient times as well as now.Here is brief introduction of  topmost magician of 2015:
1)David copperfield
David Copperfield (September 16, 1956) is an American illusionist,who has been described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history.Copperfield's television specials have won 21 Emmy Awards of a total 38 nominations. Best known for his combination of storytelling and illusion, Copperfield’s career of over 30 years has earned him 11 Guinness World Records and he has been named a Living Legend by the USA Library of Congress.Copperfield has so far sold 40 million tickets and grossed over $4 billion, which is more than any other solo entertainer in history.
Notable tricks:
David Copperfield's laser illusion
Portal (magic trick)
Walking Through the Great Wall of China
Death Saw
David Copperfield's flying illusion
Squeeze box (magic trick)

Shey-phoksundo National Park Nepal


Shey-phoksundo National Park is situated in the Trans-Himalayan region of northwest Nepal. It is Nepal’s largest National Park covering an area of 3,555 km2. It was established in 1984 to preserve a unique Trans-Himalayan ecosystem with a diversity of flora and fauna. The Park’s climatic differences, altitude variations, and different zoo-geographical regions support a diverse range of biotic systems. In 1988, an area of 1349 km2 surrounding the park was declared as buffer zone, which consists of forests and private lands. The buffer zone is jointly managed by the park and local communities. Together they initiate community development activities and manage the natural and cultural resources.


Shey- Phoksundo National Park provides a diversity of spectacular landscapes. Elevations in the park range from 2,130m in Ankhe to 6,883m at the summit of Kanjiroba Himal. Much of the park lies north of the Himalayan crest. Nepal’s deepest and second largest lake, Phoksundo Lake, lies in upper regions of Suligad. Near the lake’s outlet is the country’s highest waterfall. The major rivers in the park are the Khung, Nmajung and Panjang, the Suligad and Jugdual Rivers, which are the major tributaries of the Thuli Bheri River; and the Langu River, which drains the high dolpo plateau to the east and flows westward. Phoksundo Lake is famous for its magnificent turquoise color and the spectacular scenery clearly rank it with the most scenic mountain parks in the world. Ringmo village, a typical Tibetan village, is scenically nestled in the area. Many beautiful glaciers can be found near and above the lake area. The Park contains many Gompas (Monasteries) and religious area. The most famous, Shey Gompa was established in the 11th Century. Thashung Gompa located near Phoksundo Lake was built about 900 years ago to conserve wildlife.


 As a result of its spanning both the northern and southern aspects of the Himalayan crest, the park experiences a wide climatic range. Most of the precipitation in the area occurs during the monsoon (July-September), although the Dhaulagari and Kanjiroba Ranges from a massive barrier preventing most of the rain from reaching the Trans-Himalayan area. The park contains the transition form a monsoon dominated climate with 1500 mm of annual precipitation in the south (Suligad) to an arid climate with less than 500 mm a year in the northern slopes. Winters are quite severe, with frequent snowfalls above 2,500m and temperature’s remaining below freezing above 3,000m through much of the winter.

Flora & Fauna:

The flora found within the park is extremely diverse. The northern regions contain barren areas of the upper Himalayas and the Trans-Himalayan slope lands consisting of some rhododendron, caragana shrubs, and Salix, Juniper, white Himalayan birch, and the occasional silver fir dominate the high meadows of the Himalayas. Less than five percent of the park is forested, with much of it lying in the southern portion. The Suligad Valley’s flora consists of blue pine, spruce, hemlock, cedar, silver fir, poplar, rhododendron, and bamboo. The park also contains 286 species of ethno botanical importance. The park provides important habitat for endangered species including the snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, and blue sheep, goral, great Tibetan sheep, Himalayan tahr, leopard, jackal, and Himalayan black bear are also found in the park. The park is home to 6 species of reptiles and 29 species of butterfly, including the highest flying butterfly in the world, Paralasa nepalaica. The park provides habitat for over 200 species of birds, among which include yellow-throated marten, Tibetan partridge, wood snip, white-throated tit, wood accentor, and crimson-eared rose finch.


 The park is home to more than 9,000 people and their villages’ area among the highest settlements on Earth. Most of the inhabitants of the park practice Bon Buddhism, an ancient religion with roots in Animism and Buddhism. The Bon-po religion, which forms the entire cultural base for Tibetan Buddhism, was founded 18,000 years ago, during the Zhang Zung Empire of today's western Tibet. The landscape is dotted with sacred monasteries, thangka paintings, and chortens. The local community is heavily dependent on trade with Tibet and agriculture. This area is also famous for its salt trade caravans.


  Like other conservation areas in Nepal there are also several  problems in shey phoksundo national park just like park people conflicts, poor governance and lack of implementation of rules, inadequate data for monitoring endangered wildlife species and the ever changing need for trans-boundary bi-lateral relationship, unfair trade practices and unsustainable collection of the natural resources, increasing livelihoods of people depending on park’s resources, grazing by the cattle on the pastures . Studies have shown that it is still lacking in proper recognition of priority areas, there is a huge gap in the availability of sufficient data about the area and its diversity and people, the acting legislations & regulations are continued to work in paper in some places where the hands of law cannot touch. There are increased incidents of valued products like the ‘yarchagumba’ (Cordyceps sinensis) being smuggled into our neighboring countries. Certain lapses on the side of government and park officials have so far hindered the process of conservation and communities who sometimes oppose the control measures and access to the conserved flora and fauna. Like any place else on earth, SPNP is also affected by the perils of climate change. Its residents are witnessing a change which is rapid and are less prepared to face the consequences. Poverty, illiteracy, lack of awareness of the local people are other additional problems to be included.
Conservation measures:
      Despite the problems in SPNP there are also several conservation measures conducted. Various rules and regulation are implemented for the visitors visiting the park. Entering the park without permit is made illegal. Various relevant legislation is working for the conservation of the park. Several activities regarding the conservation are conducted by the local people. Women’s participation in the development programme through non-formal education (NFE) classes that increase literacy and teach health, sanitation, marketing, and tourism management is conducted. Maintenances of existing forest cover and restoration of degraded forests through reforestation, agro forestry, user group forestry, alternative energy projects and village nurseries is done. Reduction of the impacts of grazing through improved livestock and pasture management i.e. improved fodder quality, increased livestock productivity, rotational grazing schemes and strengthened local rangeland management organizations is carried out. Park management plan based on scientific principles, with people's participation is developed. Strengthening of the capacity of local communities and government institutions which manage and regulate the use of natural resources was thought to be must for the conservation and more emphasis is given on it.


     In my opinion there is still a need for development of a vast knowledge base, especially related to SPNP, its resources and how we can help develop the place and its people. There should be better understanding of Conservation strategies and approaches. There are needs for several amendments in the country’s policies and strategies. Awareness of the importance of biodiversity among local people through environmental education should be done. If we could improve and maintain local living standards while safeguarding the region's unique environmental and cultural heritage the conservation process will be more effective. The Department of Forests should take a leading role in the regeneration of medicinal plants and illegal extraction of medicinal herbs and plants should be totally stopped. Plantations should be developed in the appropriate ecological zones by doing proper research. If we would be able to overcome the shortcomings and challenges we can conserve the flora and fauna in SPNP to our full extent without disturbing the diversity of that area.