Saturday, 3 September 2016

'Gaur Parva' Traditional dance called Deuda

Posted by Anup Baral September 3rd, 2016 :
Krishnaastami is the celebration of Lord Krishna’s birthday. He is one of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu and the festival is celebrated countrywide by all Hindus. Devotees visit Krishna temples around the cities; women devotees fast and stay up all night chanting bhajans. The largest number of devotees can be seen at the famous Krishna Mandir of Patan where they pay homage to the god. In Biratnagar – a tarai city in eastern Nepal, Krishnaastami is celebrated with a ‘Rath Yatra’, the pulling of a spectacular 6meter-tall chariot carrying idols of Radha and Krishna. Starting from the Radha Krishna temple, it is taken around the city. In Western Nepal, Krishnastami is celebrated as ‘Gaur Parva’ and locals perform a traditional dance called Deuda (where participants dance in a circle) and married women put on a sacred thread.

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