Sunrise View seen From Sarangkot Pokhara

Featured Photography(@Sameer Kattel).

The early morning sun

Featured Photography(@Sameer Kattel).

Mountain range showing Machapuchre and Annapurna I

Featured Photography(@Sameer Kattel).

Moth on the Pasture of Chitlang, Nepal

Featured Photography(@Sameer Kattel).

Hanging Moss in way to Chitlang, Nepal

Featured Photography(@Sameer Kattel).

Nature at Dawn

Featured Photography(@Sameer Kattel).

Amazing Spider

Featured Photography(@Shauran Sunwar).

Friday, April 7, 2017

Alas! It Splashed....

splashed effect of water

Caption: Giving some splashed effect to the water 

P.S - Sketched by Sameer Kattel
See similar splashed effect of water with rose in another sketch of mine following the given link.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Portrait of Marilyn Monroe 2

Portrait of Marilyn Monroe 2
Caption: Marilyn Monroe
P.S Sketched by Sameer Kattel

Marilyn Monroe was an American model and actress famous for playing "dumb blonde" characters. She became one of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. Although she was a highly paid actress for only a decade, her films grossed more than $200 million. She died an unexpected death on August 5, 1962, due a drug overdose. She continues to be considered a major popular culture icon.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Swyambhunath Stupa: Pride of Nepal

Beautiful Painting of Swyambhunath by Mahendra Khadka
Caption: Swyambhunath Stupa
P.S. Painted by Mahendra Khadka

Swyambhunath is an old holy architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. The Tibetan name for the site is 'Sublime Trees' (Wylie: Shing.kun), on the many species of trees found on the hill surrounding the stupa. However, Shing.kun may be a corruption of the local Nepal Bhasa name for the complex Singgu, meaning 'self-sprung.' Swayambhunath occupies a central position for Buddhist people and is probably the most sacred place among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. 

The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa some even dating back to the Licchavi period. A Tibetan monastery, library and museum are most the recent additions. The stupa possesses Buddha's eyes and eyebrows painted on it. Between them, the number one (in Devanagari script) is decorated in the fashion of a nose. The site has two entrance points: a long stairway with 365 steps leading directly to the main floor of the temple, which is from the top of the hill to the east and a car road which goes around the hill from the south leading to the southwest entrance.
According to the Swayambhu Purana, the entire valley was once filled with a huge lake out of which grew a magnificent lotus. The beautiful valley then came to be known as "Swayambhu" which means "Self-Created." The name originates from an eternal, self-existent flame (svyaṃbhu) over which a sūpa was built later.

Swayambhunath is also known as "The Monkey Temple." It is because there are a huge number of holy monkeys living in the northwest parts of the temple. They are called holy because Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom and learning, had raised the hill, which the Swayambhunath Temple stands on. It is said that he was supposed to leave his hair short, but he made it grow long and had lice grow in it. It is also said that the head's lice later transformed into monkeys.

It is said that Manjusri once had a vision of the Lotus at Swayambhu and traveled there to worship it. Seeing that the valley can be a good settlement and accessible to human pilgrims, he cut a gorge at a place which is presently known as Chovar. The water drained out of the lake leaving the valley in which Kathmandu lies today. The Lotus then transformed into a hill and the flower became the Swayambhunath stupa.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Mother: Our Living Goddess

Its a pensil sketch of a mother holding her child on her lap
Caption: A Mother holding her child o her lap to make him clam
P.S. Sketch by Utsav Adhikari