Durga Maya Rai

Durga has completed her MA degree from Tribhuvan University, Kritipur.

Sakela Ritual in Rai community

Published On: December 4, 2017 08:33 AM NPT By: Durga Maya Rai

Each ritual has had its own ways for centuries. Sakela ritual of the Rai Kirat community has a unique way to celebrate a series of rituals in Baishakh and Mangsir months of the Nepali calendar. In this ritual, ‘Sakelasilli’ (a type of dance step) is performed in a hypnotic way. Sakelasilli is conceptualized to seek the underlying myth behind the ritual to perform, using traditional musical instruments, costumes and ornaments.