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    Apr/May 2022
    2079 Baishakh
    May 07, 2022
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    Kirat Samaj Sudhar Diwas
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    Kirat Samajsewa Sudhar Diwas

    Meaning of the word Kirant?
    The word Kiratan is used in Yerjuveda and Sanskrit this word means very cheerful and in simple words attractive and good people. In this sense, Kirant community and culture of these knights, hunters, nature lovers and good people is a matter of pride.

    And we have read about the reigns of the Kiranti kings in ancient times, there is an apparent evidence that Kiranti kings ruled ancient Kathmandu for 1963 years and 8 months. The first Kiranti king is Yalambar and the last king is Khigu. The ancient Sambat of the Kirants is about 1780 years older than the Vikram Sambat, now just imagine how ancient and historic is Kirant? Thus the ancient system of governance and the reform and development-oriented Kirantis were replaced by the Licchavi rulers in 158 AD.

    Mahabharat anecdote of Kirantas
    The word Kiranta Arjuna is also found in the Mahabharata, it’s the warrior form of Arjun. It’s the apprentice form for war skills of Arjun. From ancient archery to modern day warfare, the heroic Birangana is known as the Kirant community and the Kirant religion.

    The original deity of Kirant is called Tagera Nigamphu, while the idol of Kiranteshwar Mahadev of Kathmandu Pashupati and the immense reverence of the Kirants towards it identifies them as a Shiva-loving community. Kirant religion is a very practical religion and civilization.

    Kirant Samajsewa sudhar diwas

    These devotees, who have earned a name for their love of nature and courage all over the world, have been celebrating the 24th of Baishakh every year as Kirant Social Reform Day.

    Kirant Dharmaguru and Nepal's 16th national icon Falgunanda Lingden had issued 10 points for religious reform on Baisakh 14, 1988 BS in Silauti, Panchthar district, calling on 10 Limbuwan and 17 Thum leaders (including Mahachumlung).

    In remembrance of that day, the Kiranti community has been celebrating Kirant Social Reform Day on Baisakh 24 every year. The point issued by Falgunand Lingden has been accepted by the Kiranti community as the true religion.

    These 10 points proved to be a cornerstone to end the cults and superstitions prevailing in the Kiranti community. The main points of the reform were that everyone should walk the path of peace, that no one should be subjected to violence, that the culture and traditions should be maintained in the same way, that the home and family of others should not be ruined, and that alcohol should not be consumed.

    The birth anniversary of Falgunand Lingden, who made a significant contribution to the upliftment of the Kiranti community immersed in ignorance and superstition, falls on the 25th of Kartik, the Government of Nepal has decided to celebrate this day as a special day.

    Based on the ancient lifestyles of the Kiranti community, including archery, the world-renowned computer game company Unisoft has also created a video game called Far Cry Four. Apart from this, many other ancient structures showing games like Temple Run etc. have brought down the Kiranti lifestyle and bravery. Glory to Nepal. I wish all the members of this community progress.

    Best wishes to all Kirant brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, best wishes to all of us, on Kirant Social Reform Day.

    Suyog Dhakal

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