Month long festival, Gunla Parva begins (Photo Feature)

Published On: July 29, 2022 03:00 PM NPT By: Prasan Gurung

KATHMANDU, July 29: One of the important festivals of the Newar Buddhist community, Gunla festival, has begun from today. In Newari Language ”Gun” means Ninth and “La” means month. This festival is celebrated on the ninth month of Nepal Sambat calendar.

During the month-long festival, Newar Buddhists recite scriptures, observe fasts and visit places of worship playing devotional music. The pilgrims, along with their traditional musical instruments, visit Swayambhunath Stupa early in the morning every day.

Here are some pictures taken by Republica photojournalist Prasan Gurung in Swayambhu, Kathmandu, on Friday: 


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