The evening of 19th October is a very special evening in Kathmandu with the celebration of Laxmi Puja – part of the Tihar Festival also known as the Festival of Lights. The Shivapuri Heights Cottage provides a great venue to witness the festival and is also the perfect vantage point to view the spectacular display of lights down in the Kathmandu Valley.
Tihar, the festival of lights is one of the most dazzling of all Hindu festivals. In this festival we worship Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth. During the festival all the houses in the city and villages are decorated with lit oil lamps. Thus during the night the entire village or city looks like a sparkling diamond. This festival is celebrated in five days starting from the thirteenth day of the waning moon in October. We also refer to tihar as ‘Panchak Yama’ which literally means ‘the five days of the underworld lord’. We also worship ‘yamaraj’ in different forms in these five days. In other words this festival is meant for life and prosperity.
Shivapuri Heights Cottage is arranging a special evening time package for those people wanting to come up and see the Laxmi Puja Lights from our terrace & also for those wanted to spend a night :
Laxmi Puja and Dinner only Rs. 2500.00 per person Laxmi Puja ,
Dinner & Overnight Rs. 7000.00 per person
Children under 12 years are free of charge.
Price includes: Tea/Coffee and snacks on arrival, western style dinner (meat and vegetarian items), dessert, tea/coffee. Transport is not included.
Advance booking required.
Places will be limited.
Please note that it’s important to arrive before dark. We recommend an arrival by 5:00pm to see the Valley below come alive with the lights of Laxmi Puja. All guests are also welcome to experience the Puja that we will do at the Cottage.