Tharu communities being ready to celebrate Maghi
0 Comments 9 Jan 2014 ADV
The Tharu communities from western region of Nepal are leaving no stones unturned to celebrate Maghi festival.
They are found making relentless efforts to earn money for celebrating the special day with much fun fare and jubiliation.
Jagatra, Chaudhary, a local man is working day and night to manage money for Maghi festival. Working at the freezing cold does not give any ordeal because of the sheer pleasure by the Maghi Festival. Likewise, Janaki Chaudhary from basanta Tol freed Kamaiya’s mentioned that she also has to collect money within few days. Family member here are busy discussing the food items
The Tharu communities here have already purchased pigs, boars ducks to celebrate Maghi. The one from affluent families kill pigs and boars at their houses and economically weak condition celebrate this by contributing together.
Most of the family member here are busy discussing the food items and meat that they should bring home during festival. Similarly others are arranging some traditional dance.
Maghi festival is celebrated at the country is celebrate from the last week of the Month of pouse to 3 magh every year. They celebrate this festival as a biggest festival and prepare themselves for the arrival of their new year.
However, they are pleasure with the changed scenario. “We used to work day and night even during festival.” Freed Kamaiyas radha Chaudhary said. Chaudhary and her husband stayed at Bhada villags as kamaiyas.
The tharu celebrate this festival with the belief that the season changes and summer starts. During the festival, Bhamansa )judge giving justice), guruwa ( a person responsible for treating people) and Chiragi (Guard) is selected.
Bhalmansa is also called Mahato, mahakama and Wedghar. The name of Bhalmansa is named dissimilar in dissimilar places. Since a new individual is selected for handing over responsibility of the village, this tradition is called Khojini and Bhijini.
Source: The Rising Nepal, 08, JAN, 2014
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