Where ever there is a Newar community you will experience different festivals. The Newars’ festival is not only limited to Kathmandu Valley, but they have taken their culture to different places where they have settled.
This festival of Pokhara is unique in itself. It had a written history of more than 270 years, but locals say it existed from more than that. Previously, this festival was celebrated in every 12 years’ time but now they celebrate this in every 6 years.
This shows how rich the Newar community is and how hard they work to preserve their tradition and culture. During this event, they perform different types of dance from different goddess. They are 4 Kumari, 4 Bhairab, 1 Ganesh, 1 Dagini and 2 Kauncha Bhucha. There are many people who sing with different raga and they are called ragi and musicians who play the Newari music.
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