Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bhairab-Kumari Jatra of Dolakha

Dolakha bazar is very rich in culture and festivals, of course natural also. Bhairab Kumari Jatra is also one of the major religious celebrations in Dolakha. Every year Bhairab-Kumari Jatra starts on the next day of the Gaijatra. The festival consists of masked dances that go on non-stop for five days every year, which has started from August 23rd in this year and finished yesterday night. Thirty-two persons dressed in costumes, including that of 'Bhairab' and 'Kumari', move around the market and temples with dancing in martial style. Dolakha bazaar was busy with devotees arriving from different parts of the country to observe the Jatra. On the occasion, devotees also undergo fasting and worship Bhairab and Kumari. The festival started about 500 years ago and has great religious significance.


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