Folks observe Gaijatra festival in Palpa (Photo feature)

Published On: August 16, 2019 04:59 PM NPT By: Mukti Prasad Nyaupane

PALPA, Aug 16: People have observed Gaijatra in memory of their deceased kith and kins. 

Folks in Rampur, Tahu, Humin, AryaBhanjuang, Tansen, and Harthok celebrated Gaijatra with fanfare. 

During the festival, people of all ages impersonating cows and lunatics go around the city, wearing odd costumes to commemorate those who passed away during the past year. 

Families of more than one dozen dead persons took part in the procession along the streets of Tansen, the district headquarters of Palpa. They took out the procession around the bazaar, chanting religious hymns from the early hours of Friday. 

Some comic shows were also performed in some quarters of Tansen bazaar.

Tansen is regarded as the second popular place for Gaijatra celebration along with RopaiJatra, Ganesh Jatra, Amar NaryanJatra, ShreenagarJatra, BhaghJatra, Taksar Ganesh and BhagwatiJatrai as other popular festivals. 

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