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Nepal Sambat – Hindu New Year in Nepal – Nepal Samvat

Nepal Sambat or the Hindu New Year in Nepal is observed on the first day of the Kartik Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi. It is also known as the Newar New Year or Mewar New Year. In 2013, Nepal Sambat began on November 4, 2013. As per this calendar system, the current year is 1134.
The Nepal Sambat or calendar year was begun by Shankhadhar Sakhwa by relieving the people of Nepal off debt during the rule of Lichchhavi King Raghavdev.
Nepal Sambat Began in 879 AD.
Another Calendar that is observed in Nepal is the Bikram Sambat which began on 57 BC. A year as per this calendar begins on the Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi (March – April).

Mha Puja in Nepal – Observed During Tihar Festival

Mha Puja is observed on the fourth day of Tihar Festival in Nepal. The five day festival is observed during the famous Diwali festival period. Mha Puja 2013 date is November 4. Mha Puja is the worship of self or understanding the need for self realization.
Mha Puja is mainly observed by the Newar community. A Puja is performed in the evening on the day. 

Mha Puja is based on the Hindu belief that the soul or the supreme self is present in all animate and inanimate. It is based on the basic Hindu teaching of Tatvamasi – thou art that. The belief that there is no second. When this self realization dawns, we achieve bliss on earth.

Today – November 3, 2013 – is Diwali – Important Rituals and Pujas on Diwali day

Today – November 3, 2013 – is Diwali – Deepavali – literally means 'an array of lamps. It signifies the victory of good over evil. On a symbolic level, the removal of spiritual darkness and the ushering in of knowledge capable of removing suffering.
Ganesh, Lakshmi and Kuber Puja are the most important pujas on Diwali day. But apart from this there are numerous other rituals and festivals that are held on the day. Here is a list of pujas and rituals and festivals observed on Diwali day on November 3, 2013:
Abhyanga Snan – Ritual bathing during Diwali Yama Tarpanam – For dead Ancestors Kali Puja – Worship of Goddess Kali in Bengal Sharda Puja – Dedicated to Goddess Saraswati Lakshmi Puja – Worship of Goddess Lakshmi Kamala Mahavidya Jayanti – Worship of Goddess Kamala – Tantric worship of Goddess Lakshmi Tihar Festival – Diwali in Nepal Chopda Puja – Muhurat Puja in Gujarat and Rajasthan

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 3, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 3, 2013 (Today) – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 6:17 PM on November 4. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai Nakshatra till 12:29 AM. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Diwali. Lakshmi Puja
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Kartik Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Kartik month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1935 – Ashwin Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Ashwin month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh,Maharashtra and Goa.
Vikram Samvant 2069 – Ashwin Amavasya Ti…