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Dhaan Ropai

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227. Dhaan Ropai
Photo By: Shankar Sharma
Post Date: July 3rd 2008

Description: Month of Ashad is considered to be the most important month for Nepalese farmers since it is high time for rice plantation. Farmers grow rice seedlings (which we call biyu in nepali). Fields are ploughed and filled with water. Once they are ready, rice seedlings are planted with appropriate spacing. Ashad 15 is also celebrated as festival among Nepalese and on this day they eat dahi chiyura and do rice plantation. Farmers expect rainfall in this month. More the rain, better it is for “Dhaan Ropai”.

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