All Human beings have a culture but not every human born with any knowledge of a culture. We learn culture by growing up in a particular society and culture of that society has a significant role in the development of our society. I guess Anthropologist can say lot on this regards but for me as an ‘amateurs photographer’ I have tried my best to capture some glimpse of Jyapu Day hoping to preserve this unique culture of Jyapu community of Kathmandu.
This cultural programme was devoted to ‘Dhunya’ (a long curve bambo stick decorated in five colours with clothes, bells and chamars) and nineteen different ‘toles’ preformed Dhunya. Event was organized by Jyapu Mahaghuthi.
Joy of Dhunya: ‘Dhunya’ was compared to the national flag in the ancient times.
Honoring our Elders: The Jyapu communities not just come up with honoring older citizen but also playing a role in preserving all the cultural and traditional activities right down the periods of Kirant, Lichhabhi, Thakuri, Malla, and Shah dyanasties.