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    Dec/Jan 2023
    2080 Paush
    Dec 26, 2023
    मंसिर शुक्ल पूर्णिमा
    Dhanya Poornima / Udhauli Parba/Yomari Punhi/Poornima Vrata/Dattatreya Jayanti
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    Dhanya Poornima / Udhauli Parba/Yomari Punhi/Poornima Vrata/Dattatreya Jayanti


    Meaning of Udho and Ungo
    The great festival of the Kirants, Sakela, has two festive aspects, Ugauli and Udhauli. Ungo means up in Nepali and Undho means down.

    Mangsir Poornima
    Udhaunli festival falls every year on the full moon day of Mangsir. According to Kiranti's belief, winter has started from this day. Also, this festival is celebrated with the joy of harvesting crops. In Kirant's religious book 'Mandhum', an entire year is divided into two parts based on the migration of birds, Ugauli and Udhaunli.

    The Kirants, who live on the mountain ranges, migrate down to the flatlands during winter and gradually move towards the mountain as it gets warmer. Today, it is customary for the Kirant brothers and sisters to gather in public places and perform the traditional 'Sakela' dance in traditional attire.

    Besides, traditional musical instruments and especially invaluable musical instruments of Kirant culture, drums, zyamta, etc are played. Seeing these dances that are very calm and slow, there is a musical melody in the waist.

    The traditional dress worn by women in this dance is made of a special kind of fabric called chitko gunyu. On top of that, a special kind of drink, tongba is provided. Tongba is such a delightful drink that the soft trip of this drink makes you forget the pain and adds romanticism to one's life.

    Today, public gatherings and dances are held in Kathmandu's Tudikhel, Ilam, Panchthar, Tehrathum, and other places of the country where various Kirants are predominant. Kiranti friends, dressed in traditional attire, shake hands with each other and many people gather to watch the dance performed in a very attractive way.

    The Kirants are the worshipers of the land, the special significance of the land, and the wonderful love of mother earth resides in this community. Today, the holy land is also considered worship. Worshipping the land, thanking God for this year's grain, they also pray for a good harvest next year.

    Meanwhile, on the occasion of Udhauli, the President, Vice President, Prime Minister and leaders of various political parties conveys good wishes and expressed hope that this day would inspire all religions, castes, languages ​​, and people of Nepal to unite and promote mutual harmony and brotherhood to establish peace and order in the country. There is a trend.

    The world should be able to learn this selfless reverence and harmony towards soil or earth through Kirants. No matter how much development and technology, our existence is linked with the existence of the earth, our common home, let's all love this earth, good luck to all!

    Yomari Punhi / Dhanya Purnima and Jyapu Divas

    Similarly, the Newar community, rich in diverse ancient cultures and traditions, scattered all over the country, including the Kathmandu Valley, is celebrating Yomari punhi today. Today's Yomari Punhi and Dhanya Purnima carry special significance along with agricultural work.

    Harvesting is formally over today
    Formal harvesting of paddy is done from Yomari Punhi i.e. full moon. That is why today is also called Dhanya Purnima. Yomari is made from water vapour by making a new rice husk in the shape of a fish and putting Sakhhar, sesame seeds, milk feed, etc. inside it.

    The shape of Yomari and its significance
    The triangular shape of Yomari is considered to be the semicircle of Saraswati or the image of knowledge. As the people of Kathmandu consider Machhindranath as the god of water, the tradition of offering new crops and food made from them to Annapurna, the mother of grains or crops, has been going on for centuries.

    On this day, children go to the door of a neighbour and ask for yomari while having fun. In terms of how yomari was made, yomari appeared as a new dish made from fresh rice by a family in what is now in Panauti, and it is popularly called yomari because the family allowed all the villagers to taste the dish. In the Nepali language, yomari means sweet bread.

    Jyapu Day
    Also, Jyapu Day is celebrated on this day. This day has been celebrated since 2061 BS for the protection of Jyapu culture. The Jyapu Day, which is organized every year in different parts of the Kathmandu Valley for the preservation of the invaluable heritage of traditional significance such as Newa culture, music, bazaar, costumes, and unity, is starting from Kamaladi in Kathmandu today.

    Poornima Vrata

    The last day of Shukla Paksha is the full moon day. On this tithi, the moon is the brightest and magnificent. It is believed that fasting on this day brings immense lunar grace to health, prosperity, and peace. On the full moon day, Lord Shiva and Vishnu are especially worshiped. Special worship to Lord Vishnu is done in the form of Satya Narayan Puja. Satya Narayan Puja is usually performed whenever possible, although the fruits of this puja performed on the day of the full moon are very abundant.

    From a scientific point of view, it is said that gravity will have a great effect on the earth on the day of the full moon and self-purification will be done by fasting on this day and remembering the name of God. By fasting on this day, the metabolic process will be strengthened, gastric problems will be solved and positive energy will increase in the body.

    This day is fasted from sunrise in the morning to moonrise in the evening. Some people observe this fast without drinking water, while others observe this fast by eating only one meal and eating no salt (alino) food. In the evening, after the moonrise, the fast ends with the sighting of the moon. Happy Jestha Shukla Purnima to everyone this year.

    Let there be an end to the flood and landslide, let there be the protection of both religion and the followers of religion.

    Dattatreya Jayanti
    In Sanatan Darshan, there are three forms of power based on the God element. It is believed that Dattatraya was born to bind these three streams of power in the form of Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwar. In this sense, Dattatraya, the integrated form of Tridev, is also considered a bridge of ideas in Sanatan Darshan. In Srimad-Bhagavatam, it is mentioned that Dattatraya was born as the son of Maharshi Atri and his wife Anusuya.

    If you look at every complete statue or picture of Dattatraya, you will see four dogs in front of him and a cow behind him. Sanatan Darshan will always be grateful to Dattatraya, the integrated form of the Tridev, who was born in the Satyayuga, and for the restoration of religion and interpretation of the scriptures. At a time when the Vedas and the Tantra paths are almost separated, Dattatraya's contribution to building a single path of knowledge by bringing the two paths into the same stream will always be remembered.

    It is believed that Lord Vishnu incarnated as Dattatraya to restore this tradition and revive the Vedic religion through extraordinary remembrance as the tradition of exchanging teachings between Guru and disciple was declining and the Shrutis were disappearing in SatyaYuga.

    A sect was formed by integrating the Vedas and the Tantra path from Lord Dattatraya. Today, the entire world remembers Gid and Guru Dattatraya, best wishes on his birth Jayanti.

    Suyog Dhakal

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