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The Most Astonishing Ethnics of Dolakha

The head quarter of Dolakha district, charikot is advancing rapidly in every path of development regarding tourism industry and education. There lies a small and beautiful town known as Dolakha at approx.  4 km away from charikot in the north-east direction.  And it is 135 km away from capital city of country, Kathmandu.

Dolakha city is situated on the lap of Mt.Gaurishankar (7134m) at the altitude of about 1700m-1830m. She comprises the glacial lake which is situated at the highest altitude in Himalayas Range called Tso-Rolpa. Dolakha is the place of historical, religious, cultural and natural beauty. According to the prehistory of Dolakha, originally it was ruled by Kirats later king Indra dev ruled over Dolakha from 1501BS-1605BS, who introduced silver coin for the first time in Nepal. This country is known as the nation of multi cultural, multi religious and multi ethnics. Therefore, there are also different castes and ethnics groups are inhabited in Dolakha district and some of them are Brahmin, chhetri,tamang,newars and so on. But in dolakha city there we can find only the community of newars. It is believed that they are settled since 14th century.

Newar caste is known as the most amazing and totally different caste than other because of their extra ordinary culture and tradition. If we focus to flash back of history of Dolakha, Brahmins are forward in education field likewise chhetri are known for brave warriors and Newars are well-known for business and admistration. The beautiful and mesmerizing temples and monuments like Bhimsen mandir, Tripura sundari, monasteries and statue of Buddha called 'Taksad' which was great contribution of newars for today's generation which still compelled to continue their tradition and culture. The living style of newars are quite different than others.  In this Dolakha city, maximum newars are living medium class of life style weather only the successful businessman and trader are having standard and quality life. The roofs, windows and doors of houses are carved with master piece design and architecture. Newars have their own particular culture, language, costumes etc. The language spoken by newars is called Newari which is nation language of Nepal. Thescript of newari language is called 'Ranjana lipi'. The costumes like Daura Suruwal, Guneu choli and Bhadghaule  topi shows the identity of newars.In other castes Baptism or bratabanda takes place with only boys but in newar community both the boys and girls experience bratabanda, the bratabanda of newari girls is called 'Gufa' and is known as 'Badaak' in newari language. Gufa takes place for seven days and it is said that only the girls who has experienced Gufa, they are able to marriage. The girls of newar community get marriage for two times, once with lord Shiva which is called 'Bel bhivah'. In this ceremony girl is married with fruit named Bel. Likewise second one marriage takes place between those girls and man. One of the most traditional and funniest dance called 'lakhe dance'and most important folk instrument called ' Panche baja' are the most prominent treasures of newari culture. Lakhe dance is such type of dance in which dancer used to dance by wearing traditional mask. And Panche Baja comprises five traditional instruments, some of them are Shanai, Karnal, Damaha etc. Majority of newari people in this town follow Hinduism and few of other are engaged in Christianity. Whatever the religion may be followed due to the traditional religion (Hinduism) whole population celebrates Dashain and Tihar with rapture, as these are the major festivals for whole castes and citizens of country but the Maghe Sankranti is included in one of most important festival of newars.

Consequently, above experiments proves that Newar ethnic group is one of the most incredible caste throughout the whole country because of its antique and surprising custom and culture.
Now a day, due to modernization and globalization, our new generation is influenced by Western and European culture and they are marching forward with it. Thus government should adopt effective measures in order to promote and conserve our mother culture and tradition. Live long Nepali culture……
Discovered by Saroj Pradhan and Amit Thapa via +Don Prince 

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