How Models celebrate Dashain (Happy Vijaya Dashami)

Vijaya Dashami is the biggest festival and the longest holiday in Nepal. The 10-days-long celebration is a symbol of the victory of good over bad and involve worshiping of Durga, a Hindu goddess. Dashain also marks the time to return to one’s birthplace and meet all the relatives. Eating meat and other delicious food items is another attraction of the festival.

People usually buy new clothes and prepare various vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items at the time. Taking auspicious Tika and Jamara starts on the tenth day (October 24, this year) after Ghatasthapana and continues for the next four days.


Other attractions of the festival are traditional swings (linge ping and rote ping) and flying kite. People also engage in playing cards during the festival. This time is considered the high time for retail and entertainment businesses.

In the festival various models (who won major beauty contest in this year) told how they are celebrating Dashain:

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Chimi Shrepa’s Dashain plans

Dashain celebration in Chimi Sherpa’s home don’t involve tika. But, she celebrates every festival and she does celebrate the festival by doing a lot of fun stuffs. In Dashain, Chimi meets her friends, relatives and have fun.


During Dashain, Chimi visits restaurants and have variety of foods like pizza, butter chicken and other foods. She also does a lot of shopping during the festival.

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Chimi Sherpa – Miss Sherpa 2012

Sherpa beauty Miss Chimi Sherpa has won the Miss Sherpa 2012 title this year. The contestant no. 15 in the beauty contest was selected in an event held in the Academy Hall, Kamaladi on September 16, 2012.


The first runner-up in the contest was Mingma Diki sherpa and the second runner-up was Sonam Dolma Sherpa.


We will update with more details when it is available. After winning the Miss Sherpa 2012 title, Chimi Sherpa, a  Chaurikharka, Solukhumbu resident received a cash prize of Rs. 30,000 and a trophy. She is also offered a free air hostess training. First runner-up Mingma received a cash prize of Rs. 20,000 and a trophy. Second runner-up received Rs. 10,000 and a trophy in the contest.

In addition to the top three awards, other titles awarded in the ceremony were:

  • Miss Personality, Miss Talent and Miss Popular – Yangji Lhamu Sherpa
  • Miss Friendship – Jenny Sherpa
  • Miss Catwalk – Tshering Doma Sherpa
  • Best Dress – Doma Tshering Sherpa
  • Best Skill – Ang Daki Sherpa
  • Best Photogenic – Tshering Lhahmu Sherpa
  • Best Smile – Dawa Janjmu Sherpa
  • Miss Discipline – Sange Doma Sherpa

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Miss Sherpa 2012 to be held on September 16

UPDATE (Sept. 16) – Chimi Sherpa has become Miss Sherpa 2012

Event: Miss Sherpa 2012 Grand Finale
Venue: Academy Hall, Kamaladi
Date: 16th September, 2012
Time: 3 pm onwards

This year’s Miss Sherpa beauty contest is going to be held on September 16, 2012 (Bhadra 31) in Kathmandu. The event to be organized by Sherpa Fashion Homes held an audition of 25 Sherpa beauties on July 31. This is the third edition of Miss Sherpa beauty contest.


The participants of the contest will be trained in traditional Sherpa culture. For a peace walk the contestants will also be taken to Buddha’s birth place Lumbini.

The winner of the beauty contest will be awarded Rs. 30,000 cash prize and will be appointed the Sherpa Cultural Ambassador for the year. The first runner-up will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 20,000 and the third runner-up will receive Rs. 15,000. In addition to the top three positions other titles like Miss Talent, Miss Well Dressed, Miss Popular, Miss Photogenic will also be awarded in the contest.

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