Newar community celebrates Gathemangal Festival (Photo Feature)


31st Jul, 2019 | Tourism Mail Crew


Gathemangal  festival or Ghantakarna Chaturthi is being celebrated among Newar community . Dummies of the demons are erected at street crossroads. People are worship and offer sacrifices to demons, serpents and other supernatural and natural elements like wind, water and fire since time of inceptions to get rid of evil powers and the legendry demons. There is a belief in Nepal “there was a Demon named Ghantakarna, a legendry demon who spread havoc amongst the people. This festival is believed to be celebrated to remember the end of Ghantakarna.

 

Photo: Bivas Shrestha