Maghi fever grips Tharu community

January 15, 2020 07:56 am

KAILALI, Jan 15: The last day of the Nepali month of Poush (14 Jan this year) is considered the new year eve by the Tharu community. The eve is celebrated with a great fanfare and liquor holds special value during the occasion. From offering to the gods to welcoming guests, "nothing can be done without liquor." While the preparations for the festival of Maghi which is marked on the first day of the month of Magh (which arrives after Poush) are underway, Tharu people in Kailali have been celebrating the eve with no less fervor.

DANG, Sept 9: There was a huge excitement among the members of the Tharu community of Dang when they came up with an idea to establish a Tharu museum in Panaura of Ghorahi over a decade ago. The museum was supposed to exhibit and conserve Tharu culture and tradition and preserve them for the future generations. The plan got traction and even people even from a very humble background donated for building the Gumraha Tharu Cultural Museum.

BUTWAL, Aug 6: Butwal Sub-metropolis has decided to build a Tharu museum reflecting the art and culture of the indigenous Tharu community at Shaurahiya of Motipur. The museum will be constructed on the riverbank of Shaurahiya that will spread in a land of five hectares.

LAMAHI, June 21: Medical test for sickle cell anemia is now available at Rapti Provincial Hospital Tulasipur of Dang district.

KATHMANDU, March 8: Sunaina Raut, 24, is a nature guide based in Chitwan. Probably, she is the only female nature guide form the Tharu community which inhabits the country’s southern plains.