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Videos to Document Kirat Rai Culture
DHARAN, Oct 29: With an aim to promote the tradition and culture of the Kirat Rai community, Kirat Rai Sanskritik Kalakar Sangh has documented the customs in the form of a music video. According to President of Kirat Rai Sanskritik Kalakar Sangh Janak Rai, the music video showcases various Kirat Rai traditions performed during marriage ceremony, among many other occasions.
The video also features an interesting musical debate between the bride’s and groom’s sides where the bride’s side hides the grooms shoes or do mischief so as to check if the groom has certain qualities like patience and tolerance. This custom is known as Hiyari which is on the verge of disappearance these days.
Likewise, the video also captures various other customs such as Rungrima, Sakela/Sakewa dance and other musicals used in Kirat Rai culture. All the videos were showcased on Thursday at Ganesh Cinema Hall, Dharan where the videos have been directed by Janak Rai, Bhupendra Puma Rai, Salik Stasaka and Roshan Rai.
Singers Jiten Rai, Parbati Rai, Abha Mukarung, Sarala Rai and Rajen Rai, among others have given their voices to the songs. "These videos will help to document authentic Kirat Rai culture in this rapidly modernizing era and will also help in the conservation and protection of our culture for the future generations,” said Janak Rai.