New Year


New Year
New Year is the first festival in Nepal. It lies in the first Baishak in Nepali month and middle of April month. New Year is also known as Navavarsha.As such, residents of Nepal get four New Year celebration namely, New Year in Gregorian calendar, Tibetan New Year,Navavarsha and Newari community of New Year of Nepal Sambat on Kartik month of Newari culture of Mha Puja dayand November in Gregorian calendar. As the Nepali calendar of Bikram Sambat also run for twelve month, however the first month is Baishak.Bikram Sambat is established by King with all New Year celebration worldwide,Navavarsha is a joyful time for those residing in Nepal and those who are visiting the country. The New Year is one of the enjoyable festival in Nepal, marked by parties, family gathering, the ensure good fortune in the coming year. The entire country comes to life with colorful celebration, rejoicing and social entertainment. On this day of Nepal’s New Year, people typically get together with family and friends for parties and picnics. This important day is celebrated with much pageantry and massive feasts are enjoyed by all. New Year is also a day of religious important to many. In the morning people will make their way to temple to perform puja.Puja is a ritual offering presented to their gods. Then after the Nepalese walk around the temple in a clockwise direction ringing the bells attached to the temple as they go. The entire country is filled with cheerful smiles and you are like to receiving many friendly greetings.
In this Nepal’s New Year is accompanied by Bisket Jatra or the Bisket in Bhaktapur.This very important festival in Nepal is a commemoration of the renowned battle of Mahabharata. A large wooden post I s set up in the town square and is representative of the victory gained in the battle. Frightening images of local deities stand upon the chariots. These gods and goddesses are worshiped with offerings coins, blood and flowers. Images of Bhairab and Bhadra are also hauled around the city on chariots so that they may enjoy a view of the city. A tub of war takes place with residents from the lower part of Bhaktapur competing against from upper part of the Bhaktapur.The group which wins these events is said to be blessed with a wonderful year ahead. In this occasion of New Year will find the celebration most greatful,cheerful and enjoyable.


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