Gai Jatra being celebrated

Gai JatraKATHMANDU: A day after celebrating Janai Purnima, people throughout the Kathmandu Valley are celebrating Gaijatra, the festival of cows, today.
It is a festival mainly of the Newars. According to a traditional practice, each family, who has lost a member in course of a year, takes part in a parade that passes through streets with the cow, considered a sacred animal, leading it. And if a cow is unavailable, then a young boy dressed as a cow has to head such a procession. There’s a belief that the cow takes the deceased to the paradise. Continue Reading→