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Nepal-India Gaura festival celebrated in Kanchanpur

KANCHANPUR: Nepal-India Gaura festival has been celebrated with much fanfare in the district headquarters of Kanchanpur, Manendranagar, today.
Dedicated to Gauri, the spouse of Lord Shiva, the festival is celebrated by women in mid and far western regions of the country for their spouse’s long life and bring prosperity to their family. Deuda songs and dances are the attraction of the festival.
Organised by Mahakali Sahitya Sangam, dances representing original cultures of various communities were performed on the occasion. Inaugurated by Minister for Social Development in the Far West State, Krishna Raj Subedi, a discussion was also held on the ways to preserve waning cultures of various communities.
Likewise, associate professor of the Far-Western University Dr Mukunda Kalauni presented a working paper on Tharu culture, Dr Harish Chandra Bhatta a paper on the culture of Sauka community and Indian Professor and litterateur Dr Raj Shekhar Saksena a paper on the culture of Rana community of Tarai of Nepal.
Similarly, associate professor Khagendra Joshi presented a working paper on equality in the culture across Nepal-India border, while vice chair of Mahakali Sahitya Sangam, Rajendra Singh Rawal, a paper on the history of Katyuri regime and astrologer and litterateur Laxmi Kanta Joshi a paper on Gaura festival.
Attended by many litterateurs and poets from Nepal and India, the festival was split into an inaugural session, working paper presentation session and poem recitation session.

Published Date: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 | 07:40 AM

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