'Timal jatra needs national recognition'

21st Jan, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

Kathmandu, Jan 21:  People from Bouddha, Kathmandu, have demanded national recognition to Timal jatra celebrated in Bouddha area in the month of February/March every year.

[caption id="attachment_3119" align="alignnone" width="1035"]timal-jatra-tmail-nepal File Photo: Devotees offer prayers during the Timal Jatra festival at Bouddhanath Stupa, in Kathmandu, Nepal.[/caption]

During a discussion on Timal Jatra organized here Friday, the locals argued that the Timal jatra is a popular festival in the area and very helpful to boost tourism.

UML lawmaker from Constituency No 3 of Kathmandu, Rameshwor Phuyal, said fairs are organized in different places including Tarebhir, Kageshwori and Manichud of Kathmandu in a bid to expand the tourism activities.

Former chairman from ward no 6 of Kathmandu Metropolis, Nepaljit Lama, suggested lawmaker Phuyal to bring forth special programmes from the government level to promote international tourism linking the Timal jatra and other fairs in different places.

Timal jatra is observed in memory of ancient Timal King. The Tamang communities from the neighbouring districts of the Kathmandu Valley observe vigil throughout the night wishing liberation and peace to the departed souls. They light candles at Jamachoma of Nagarjuna Hill and take holy bath at Bayisdhara, Balaju.