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Gaijatra - Great Festival of Newar

December 02, 2018

Gaijatra

       Gaijatra is one of a famous festival of Nepal. The festival is celebrated in the different town areas of the country, particularly in Newar communities. Gaijatra generally falls on the month of Shrawan on the following day of Rishi Tarpani Purnima.

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Gaijatra

              This festival is celebrated in the memory of the family members died within the same year. The objective of celebrating this festival is to reduce the shock of the bereaved family who is undergoing seriously. On the day of Gaijatra, the children of the bereaved family come out their homes in the dresses of a saint. Some of them put masks on their faces. Some seem to be cowed having two horns and ears pointed up.

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Gaijatra - Great Festival of Newar

    To reduce the shock of the bereaved family the neighbors gather and show several funny things and perform several ridiculous activities among audiences. The artists show such funny things that you can't stay greatly that they laugh and laugh continuously catching their stomachs. And on the other hand, some people demonstrate several satirical activities against immoral activities in the society and country. Some dance with criticizing, comment and mock at the bad ruling and other misdoings of the government. They also publish satirical cartoons targeting immoral high personalities.
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Gai Jatra

   This festival is observed in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and other town areas of Newar communities. Pratap Malla, a king of Kantipur had started the tradition of this festival. According to the history, his beloved queen was so bereaved in the death of her only son. The king wanted to lessen her sorrow. So, he ordered all his subjects to show Gaijatra whose family members were died in the same year. Since then people have been celebrating Gaijatra.

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Gai Jatra Nepal

   Gaijatra has a special importance in Nepal. According to history, when Pratap Malla ordered all his subjects to show Gaijatra whose family members were died in the same year. It was a solid process of reducing someone's sorrow. After seeing Gaijatra, the queen knew that not only I but also many mothers had lost sons and she satisfied herself. It also provides the chance to get together friends and relatives.
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