Dahi Chiura Khane Din / National Paddy Day | Hamro Patro

ब्लग - साहित्य / चाडपर्व तथा दिन विशेष सामग्रीहरू

Dahi Chiura Khane Din / National Paddy Day


Background of National Dhan diwas
National Paddy Day / Dhan Diwas has been formally celebrated in Nepal since 2061 BS. But for centuries, it has been the custom to celebrate the 15th of Asar as a time of eating Dahi chura, planting paddy and celebration remained. This year, it is being celebrated all over Nepal as the 19th Paddy Day. This day has a special significance in keeping the morale of the farmers high and reflecting on the problems and issues of the agricultural profession.

This month of planting paddy and growing maximum by consuming minimum is often said as "Mano Khayera Muri Ubjaune", this month is special for agricultural work. The clouds are now fully matured, raindrops pouring and accumulating in streams, this month is a milestone for the food sovereignty of Nepal.

For this reason too, the 15th of Asar is considered as the National Paddy Day.
As much as possible, let's play with the rain, rice plants, and mud again today. The lifestyle of the Nepali environment is very close to nature and soil. Food of the farmers are delivered in the fields, the array of colorful slippers on the field signifies the synergy of Asar.

The plantation "Ropai" of Terai
In the Terai, the food taken to the farmers in this way is called jalkhai. Generally, it is customary to take thick bread of wheat flour and salt, oil, chilly pickle, etc. in the jalkhai. In the Terai, if the owner of the farm comes to the field to plant paddy himself, it is customary for all the farmers to chase away the landlord by spreading mud.

The month of Ashadh has not only social and economic but also literary significance. Various exciting and popular songs have been written and sung in the periphery of Ashadh for generations, such as in the field of planting paddy in the month of Ashadh/ Asar. Since such songs are sung while planting paddy, they are sung simply and slowly, so that the working farmers can forget their fatigue and work for a long time. Ashadhe Pandhra, which is one of such plantations, is a festival that kills fatigue during a busy time. Ashadhe Pandhra is also called as Dahichura Eating Day (Yogurt and Beaten rice) because of the specialties made by Dahi Chura, Mango, and other dishes.

May the rain of hope be good for planting paddy, may the water of that rain also alleviate our sorrows, and may we sow love and harmony with each other along with the seed of paddy, may love to grow.

Let the roof of the house be filled with water, let the message of hope and love flow, let the leaking roofs be avoided, and let your
dreams be awakened.

Do try Dahi Chiura today, best wishes

Suyog Dhakal

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