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Clicking Culture at Basantapur

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.
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Joy of Dhunya: ‘Dhunya’ was compared to the national flag in the ancient times.

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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.

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Namaste: A participant greeting the audience during a group cultural dance.

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Synchronization of Culture.

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All smiles for Culture.

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18 thoughts on “Clicking Culture at Basantapur

  1. Kurye olarak hizmet veren kişiler, bulundukları lokasyondaki her adrese en kısa sürede ulaşma yolunu bilirler. Üstelik verilen bu görevi hava, trafik ve buna benzer diğer olumsuz şartlardan etkilenmeden yerine getirirler. Yani iş hayatı başta olmak üzere hayatın hemen her alanında önemli görevleri üstlenebilir ve başarıyla yerine getirebilirler. Özellikle büyük şehirlerdeki trafik kaosu ve adres konusundaki karmaşa göze alınırsa, kurye hizmetlerinden faydalanmanın bazı durumlarda zorunlu hale geleceği anlaşılabilir. Örneğin İstanbul’un bir noktasından diğer bir noktasına acil şekilde önemli bir evrak ulaştırmak gerektiğinde ya da hastanızın ihtiyacı olan ilacı acil ve güvenli bir şekilde ulaştırmak gerektiğinde, İstanbul moto kurye hizmetimizden faydalanarak sorununuza çözüm üretebilirsiniz.

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  3. Newar, great explanation of word bowJyaa.. thanks. Rina, u better learn first to explain. Nilesh, thanks for starting the topic that keeps our culture alive for millenniums

  4. well rina, all newari name are kept with some logic.. 😆 but my logic is not false…and its not my personal logic 😀

  5. As per my knowledge in newari language “bwojya”means “show” not competition. As in newari “bwo” means dekhaunu(nepali) and to show(english) and”jya” means kaam(nepali) and work (english),which meant dekhaune kaam or to show, the theme of the programme menat to show their communities that particular dhunya.

  6. Nilesh dai, I also don’t know about this word ‘Bwojya’ but I think it means competition. ‘Competition of Dhunya’.

    Thank you all for your good comments.

  7. Vivid and vibrant pictures of Nepalese culture. Without a doubt ‘Synchronization of Culture’ and Honoring our Elders’ are best shots and composed creatively. Bravo! I know it’s not easy to take pictures wading through such festive crowd.

  8. nice color and beutiful smiles! this capture our hidden treasure and culture very weel. job well done Rina as always.

  9. All the pictures are sharp and tells the atmosphere of the event. Great Job!! Most of the people in the last picture seem happy..and it shows the charm and the enthusiasm. Very good. BTW, you have described the word “Dhunya”, but what is “Bwojya”?

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