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Ganga Saptami Vrata | World Dance day

The river Ganga is considered to be the center of faith of Hindus. The importance of the Ganges is described in many scriptures, Mahabharata epic cites mother Ganga as a vital character of the sequence. Lord Shiva carries this holy river in his head and a Hindu circle of spiritual life is largely incomplete without visiting, worshiping, and taking a dip in this river.

The existence of holiness has been an emotional belief of all Hindus in Mother Ganga. Ganga Saptami is also celebrated as Ganga Jayanti in many places. Various statements about the origin of the Ganges are found in the Vedic Sanatan rites.

Today, the day of Baisakh Shukla Saptami is considered to be the date of the rebirth of Ganga. Today, it has been believed that all the sins of the people who take a dip in the Ganges will be removed and they will be saved. Today, if one is unable to bathe in the Ganges, it is believed that one can attain virtue by bathing in the water of the Ganges at home. Let me add an additional fact here, every Sanatana Hindu philosophy followers (No matter wherever they are in the planet) keep some Ganga water at their home in a bottle to use it during holy and auspicious occasions. Birth, death, mourn and all sort of rituals are incomplete without the Avisekh of Ganga Jal in Sanatan philosophy. Today, special Ganga temples are worshiped with reverence. People observe holy fast in this day.

A peculiar fact about Ganga this year is after several decades Ganga is historically cleansed this year, this is because of the decreasing human activities and interventions during the lockdown. Ganga is now crystal clear, may this be sustained.

World Dance day

It is customary to dance at every ceremony of happiness in Nepali Saskar including wedding feast, bhatter, birthday, Udhapan, Sange. Sometimes Maruni's Vaka, sometimes Samla's rhythm, dancing with Madalu's rhythm, time passes rapidly during dances. Even non-dancers watch and clap for every move and match. Not only human beings but also various birds and animals including peacocks dance to express their happiness.

Dancing is a pattern since evolution, It is an art to be able to dance with a sense of humor and emotion. To me, sometimes it seems that dance is a philosophy in itself. Dance is the philosophy of happiness, dance is the reflection of the excellence of art and enthusiasm.
28th April of every year is celebrated as world dance day, welcome to this day of joy. There are many of us who are ashamed to dance or to bend our hips, may this world dance day deliver us the courage and flexibility to dance, romance and liberate ourselves from the self-made cage of fear. Happiness pervades everyone, and in this edition of World Dance Day, which was started in 1982, let everyone dance with joy.

Ding Dong, give a try.

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Hamro Patro is one of the first Nepali app to include Nepali Patro, launched in 2010. We started with a Nepali Calendar mobile app to help Nepalese living abroad stay in touch with Nepalese festivals and important dates in Nepali calendar year. Later on, to cater to the people who couldn’t type in Nepali using fonts like Preeti, Ganesh and even Nepali Unicode, we built nepali mobile keyboard called Hamro Nepali keyboard.