Sikali Jatra


At once the Dashain celebration has grasped the nation, neighborhood occupants of Khokana, a rustic town situated around 10 km on the edges of Kathmandu Valley, are occupied with praising a five-day long Sikali Jatra.

The Jatra, additionally celebrated as a contrasting option to Dashain by the customary Newari people group in Khokana from the day of Ghatasthapana (the principal day of the 10-day Dashain), will be closed on Friday, likewise saw as Fulpati by the Hindus.

On the event of the Sikali celebration, goddess Rudrayani and different divinities are adored. As indicated by Purna Bahadur Maharjan, an individual from a nearby Guthi, a group drove religious and social organization, the Jatra has been praised since the Malla period and is accepted to keep from any undesirable and terrible frequencies influencing the life of local people and the area. The three distinctive guthis (Ta-Guthi, Sala Guthi and Jhahu Guthi) are in charge of the entire celebration.

Local people say the act of observing Sikali Jatra goes back to 336 Nepal Sambat amid the rule of the then lord Amar Malla. Amid the five-day festivity, three he-wild ox are yielded at a nearby Sidhi Temple in Bhakha of Khokana alongside moves and offerings. On the last day (Friday), a nearby dressed as Goddess Rudrayani turns out to fight against the fallen angels.

While local people appear to be caught up with commending the yearly celebration in Khokona, some vibe that the act of giving up creatures, for example, wild oxen and ducks as a piece of the nearby custom is the dim side of the celebration.

“Local people trust that in the event that we don’t forfeit the creatures on various events, adversities and tragedies will happen,” said Amrit Prasad Dongol, a nearby. “We can’t stop the penances totally now however we should endeavor to limit the creature offerings amid the celebrations,” he included.

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