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ब्लग - साहित्य / चाडपर्व तथा दिन विशेष सामग्रीहरू

Tamu Lhosar

तो ल्होसार्बे आशिमलाँ
Happy Tamu Lhosar.
Tamu refers to the Gurung community, while Lhosar refers to the new year. Today is the new year for the Gurung community.

Lhosar has been able to reflect the farmer's lifestyle and proximity to weather and nature for centuries. Dividing Lhosar into different parts or names, all Lhosars have the same basic purpose, to welcome the new year. And today, Tamu community is welcoming their new year with utmost excitement and celebrations across the world.

This festival is celebrated every Poush 15th. This time the cat year is saying goodbye and welcoming the new year of the vulture. Under the auspices of Tamu Hall Chonjadhi (Gurung National Council), a large cultural exhibition is held in Tundikhel with the participation of dozens of organizations.

This is the year of vulture- also called "Mi Lho" in Gurung language.

Story of Budhha and Tamu Lhosar

According to various books and historical documents, this festival is celebrated especially by the Buddhist community with great enthusiasm and taste even before Budhha came in this earth. Various books and researches of Tibetan origin mention that even before the arrival of Buddha, people of this community and mainly people of Tibet or Vot used to worship God by burning fragrant incense sticks in mid-winter. According to books and researches written about the Tamu community, the Tamu ancestors came to Nepal from Tibet in the 6th century and are known mainly as a community living in the high mountains and high hills.

On the world map, the Tamu community, with their high morale, courage, tenacity, bravery, and loyalty, have always held the head of Nepal high as a hardworking soldier and Gorkhali. Whether it is the world war or the war against terror, whether it be American soldiers or British, Indian, or various other countries, the youth of Tamu community and the world of their identity has been giving glorious stories in different eras.

Monasteries are exclusively decorated, colorful flags are flowing with the breeze, welcome to the Lhosar or the new year of Tamu community. Not just the Tamu community but also the Magar and Gurung community of Nepal and Tibet celebrates this new year.

Blessings are given for progress, prosperity, and happiness, for Mother Nature and the delivery of pleasant weather by her, for mountains and their people. Greetings and gifts are exchanged, dance, party, and songs are held. Dances and Tamu idol competitions are virtually being carried on, the finale of these competitions is being organized this day.

May the year of the Cat be auspicious to all of us. Happy wishes.

-Suyog Dhakal

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