World Laughter Day/Kirat Samaj Sudhar Diwas | Hamro Patro

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World Laughter Day/Kirat Samaj Sudhar Diwas

World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May every year. This day was first celebrated in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of the Laughter Yoga movement. The aim of this day is to promote happiness and world peace through laughter.

Importance of laughter:
Laughter has been shown to have many health benefits, including reducing stress, improving mood, boosting the immune system, and even relieving pain. Laughter Yoga is a form of yoga that combines deep breathing and laughter exercises to help people feel happier and more relaxed.

Events and activities on world laughter day:
On World Laughter Day, people around the world come together to participate in laughter yoga sessions, comedy shows, and other events that promote laughter and happiness. The day is a reminder that laughter is a universal language that can bring people together and promote peace and harmony in the world. It is believed that laughter has a healing power and can help to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. On this day, people organize laughter clubs, comedy shows, and other events to promote laughter and humor. It is also a day to remind people that laughter is an essential part of life and should be enjoyed every day. Many organizations and individuals also use this day to raise awareness about the benefits of laughter and its role in promoting mental and physical health.

Lets find every reasons of making ourself happy and laugh.

Kirat Samaj Sudhar Diwas 

Meaning of the word Kirant?
The word Kiratan is used in Yerjuveda and Sanskrit this word means very cheerful and in simple words attractive and good people. In this sense, Kirant community and culture of these knights, hunters, nature lovers and good people is a matter of pride.

And we have read about the reigns of the Kiranti kings in ancient times, there is an apparent evidence that Kiranti kings ruled ancient Kathmandu for 1963 years and 8 months. The first Kiranti king is Yalambar and the last king is Khigu. The ancient Sambat of the Kirants is about 1780 years older than the Vikram Sambat, now just imagine how ancient and historic is Kirant? Thus the ancient system of governance and the reform and development-oriented Kirantis were replaced by the Licchavi rulers in 158 AD.

Mahabharat anecdote of Kirantas
The word Kiranta Arjuna is also found in the Mahabharata, it’s the warrior form of Arjun. It’s the apprentice form for war skills of Arjun. From ancient archery to modern day warfare, the heroic Birangana is known as the Kirant community and the Kirant religion.

The original deity of Kirant is called Tagera Nigamphu, while the idol of Kiranteshwar Mahadev of Kathmandu Pashupati and the immense reverence of the Kirants towards it identifies them as a Shiva-loving community. Kirant religion is a very practical religion and civilization.

Kirant Samajsewa sudhar diwas
These devotees, who have earned a name for their love of nature and courage all over the world, have been celebrating the 24th of Baishakh every year as Kirant Social Reform Day.

Kirant Dharmaguru and Nepal's 16th national icon Falgunanda Lingden had issued 10 points for religious reform on Baisakh 14, 1988 BS in Silauti, Panchthar district, calling on 10 Limbuwan and 17 Thum leaders (including Mahachumlung).

In remembrance of that day, the Kiranti community has been celebrating Kirant Social Reform Day on Baisakh 24 every year. The point issued by Falgunand Lingden has been accepted by the Kiranti community as the true religion.

These 10 points proved to be a cornerstone to end the cults and superstitions prevailing in the Kiranti community. The main points of the reform were that everyone should walk the path of peace, that no one should be subjected to violence, that the culture and traditions should be maintained in the same way, that the home and family of others should not be ruined, and that alcohol should not be consumed.

The birth anniversary of Falgunand Lingden, who made a significant contribution to the upliftment of the Kiranti community immersed in ignorance and superstition, falls on the 25th of Kartik, the Government of Nepal has decided to celebrate this day as a special day.

Based on the ancient lifestyles of the Kiranti community, including archery, the world-renowned computer game company Unisoft has also created a video game called Far Cry Four. Apart from this, many other ancient structures showing games like Temple Run etc. have brought down the Kiranti lifestyle and bravery. Glory to Nepal. I wish all the members of this community progress.

Best wishes to all Kirant brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, best wishes to all of us, on Kirant Social Reform Day.

Suyog Dhakal

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