Pahan Charhe


Pahan Charhe otherwise called Pasa Charhe is one of the best religious celebrations of the year in Nepal Mandala. It is praised with specific intensity in Kathmandu, and comprises of a mixture of exercises including parades, conceal moves, horse hustling and religious love held more than three days in better places.

Pahan signifies “visitor” and pasa signify “companion” in Nepal Bhasa. Charhe signifies “fourteenth day of the lunar fortnight” when the celebration initiates. It begins on the fourteenth day of the dull fortnight of Chillā, the fifth month in the lunar Nepal Era date-book. Welcoming companions and relatives to one’s home and respecting them with a devour is one of the features of the celebration. Pahan Charhe is held by the lunar date-book, so the dates are alterable. In 2015, the celebration will be set apart from 19-21 March.

Day One

The festivals begin with the love of the divinity Luku Mahadyah at night. He is one of the types of the Hindu god Shiva. Luku Mahadyah signifies “indented Mahadyah”, and his picture is cherished in an opening in the ground, regularly in a trash corner. Householders play out their commitments to the god by making offerings of a devour including meat and wine. Assault sprouts and radish blossoms are unique offerings of the celebration, and are considered to symbolize gold and silver separately.

At Nyata in Kathmandu, sacrosanct covered moves are appeared on the stone stage at the road corner. It is known as Nyatamaru Ajimā Pyākhan or Swetkali Dance. The move show is performed by on-screen characters wearing veils speaking to different divinities. The move begins at night and keeps going for the duration of the night. The noteworthy neighborhood of Nyata is otherwise called Naradevi.

Day Two

The headliner of the second day, which concurs with Ghode Jatra, the steed celebration, is the Dyah Lwākegu service at Tundikhel parade ground in Kathmandu where compact sanctums of the Ajimā mother goddesses are united. Ghode Jatra comprises of stallion races and different exercises sorted out by the Nepal Army at Tundikhel. At Bal Kumari in the neighboring city of Lalitpur, a one stallion race is held.

Pictures of seven mother goddesses Lumadhi Ajimā, Kanga Ajimā, Mhaypi Ajimā, Takati Ajimā, Mayti Ajimā, Yatamaru Ajimā and Bachhalā Ajimā are introduced on compact holy places and paraded in their particular regions of Kathmandu. Late around evening time, they are carried on the shoulders of their specialists and gathered at Tundikhel joined by melodic groups. After every one of the palanquins arrive, the Dyah Lwākegu service is held when the escorts going with them trade flaring lights symbolizing the gathering of the goddesses. The palanquin parade of the Ajimā goddesses was begun by King Amar Malla in Nepal Sambat 580 (1460).

Day three

The finishing up occasion is the social occasion of the palanquins of three Ajimā mother goddesses Lumadhi Ajimā, Kanga Ajimā and Tebāhā Ajimā at the market square of Asan for another Dyah Lwākegu service. Preceding the occasion, the convenient places of worship are paraded through the lanes of Kathmandu escorted by melodic groups. The palanquin bearers, artists and adherents wear red, blue and yellow tops speaking to their separate neighborhoods. The parades stop oftentimes to enable aficionados to make offerings to them. At the point when the palanquins achieve Asan through different courses, the Dyah Lwākegu service is held.

Amid the Dyah Lwākegu function, members going with the altars trade blazing lights as hordes of spectators fill the market square. Rice level breads known as chatānmari are scattered on the palanquins from the housetops of houses around the square. The celebration re-orders the gathering of the three Ajimā mother goddesses who are sisters.

A regular melody with a despairing tune is the signature music of the Pahan Charhe festivities. Melodic groups play the tune while taking an interest in the parades of the mother goddesses. Nepalese living abroad praise the celebration by holding social affairs.

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