One of the most widely celebrated festivals in Nepal, Tihar, also known as the festival of lights, is celebrated by worshipping goddess Laxmi. The five-day long festival represents the divine attachment between humans, gods and animals.

28 October, Kaag Tihar: On the first day of Tihar, crows are worshipped.

29 October, Kukur Tihar: A day to honour and worship man's best friend.

30 October, Laxmi Puja: People worship Laxmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Houses are decorated and lit up to welcome the goddess in to their abode.

31 October, Mha Puja: The Newar community worships oneself on this day. People elsewhere pay homage to Gobhardhan, an avatar of Lord Krishna.

Also, Nhudaya Bhintuna

(Happy New Year!): the Newari calendar turns a new leaf.

1 November, Bhai Tika: Brothers and sisters celebrate their bond and pray for protection from Yama, the harbinger of death.

Mustang madness, Register to participate in the cross-country MTB race in Mustang to enjoy the best biking trails of the Himalayas and win cash prizes. The 220 km long race is a mix of adventure, culture, challenge and discovery. 24 November to 1 December, Starts from Kagbeni and heads North towards Lo Manthang, 9818622466, 9860975472,

A quest for dignity, An anthology of photographs exploring the various meanings of dignity for dalits in Nepal. Till 26 November, 10 am to 5 pm, Patan Museum, Patan Darbar Square,

Kimff 2016, Mark your calendar for the 14th edition of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (Kimff) and watch more than 80 films from 28 countries. This year’s festival will open with Nepal premiere of Seto Surya directed by Deepak Rauniyar. 8 to 12 December, QFX Kumari Hall, (01) 4440635, www.

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