Gai Jatra (गाई जात्रा) Festival

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Gai Jatra (Cow Festival)

Gai Jatra, the festival of cow, celebrated in Nepal on August. It is a celebrated by means of the Newar network in Nepal.  The tradition is that the families that have lost their circle of relative’s individuals inside the beyond years arrange Gai Jatra, a march of cows in which the relatives of the host own family and neighbors participate. The Jatra rally purported to be led via a cow, due to the lack of cows in recent times within the town regions, a young boy dressed as cow can update a cow and leads the Jatra.

Gai Jatra is a festival to pay tribute to lifeless humans and cow, worshiped as goddess Laxmi, is a holy animal of Hindus. The Jatra procession led with the aid of the cow is believed to be an adventure of the departed soul to heaven.

People that participate in Gai Jatra make jokes and mockery and funny dance and overall performance that are now like a way of life. King Pratap Malla and his wife lost their son. Despite his all efforts, the King couldn't make his wife glad and reduce her pain of dropping son. Then, he announced a reward for one that could make the queen giggle. It is believed that people made the queen snort via their ridiculing performances and jokes on the essential humans of the palace and society. Since, the King developed Gai Jatra as a culture allowing a comical assault and jokes at high profile people and the society and its practices and structures.

The first a part of Gai Jatra birthday celebration is sad because the host own family and their household cry in the memory of useless member of the family. But after the procession comes returned to the host family, the second one a part of the festival consists of unique funny songs and dances, jokes and mockery until overdue afternoon. Thus, Gai Jatra is a competition of both grief and pleasure that enables to make human beings to accept the demise as a truth of lifestyles.



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