While writing a post, especially explaining Nepali culture and tradition, I tend to use some Nepali words that have no English translation. In this page, I am collecting all those words so you know the meaning and understand what I mean.
Bara- deep-fried black lentil patties
Chiura- beaten rice
Chura -thin bangles normally made with glass or metals
Haku chhoila- smoked buffalo meat
Pote – glass bead strands plain or with design worn by married women in Nepal
Puja – a ritual in honour of the gods performed either at home or in a mandir, where an individual closes their eyes and offer a prayer of hope to the divine, so all their wishes may be granted.
Sagun- a traditional plate typically consisting of a boiled egg, smoked fish, a “bara” , haku chhoila” and “aila” and ends with “dhau”
Sari – a strip of unstitched cloth, worn by females, ranging from four to nine metres in length that is draped over the body in various styles.
Sindoor- a traditional red or orange-red coloured cosmetic powder, usually worn by Hindu married women along the parting of their hair
Thaa Bu – a plate consisting chiura, eggs, yogurt, alia, fruits, roti, meat, fish and much more.