Beginning today,Sa:Paru (Ghintang Ghisi) in Bhaktapur

Kwati Punhi (Janai-Purnima) is being celebrated in Bhaktapur today as well. It is usual to observe Kwati Punhi (Gunhi Punhi) on the day of Shuklapurnima Tithi in the month of Shrawan each year (Janai-Purnima) . Bhaktapur‘s Newa: Comminuty  The population has flocked to see Lord Shiva at the several Shivalayas in the district, including Mahadev Pokhari in Nagarkot, Kalidah in Haku Falcha near by Bhaktapur Industrial Area Byasi in Bhaktapur. Individuals are often turned around, and some people tie Threads (Doro) to their hands .Kwati and Roti are prepared this morning in the Newa: Comminuty  and offered to the Goddess. On this day, rice is offered to the frog that guards the paddy field. “Byan-ja Nakegu,” which literally translates to “Offerings to the Frogs” is performed in Nepalbhasa. Rice, Miniature Wheat Roti, and other food items are customarily placed in the paddy field. It is translated as Gunhu Punhi, which is Nepalbhasa or Nine Day Purnima.

After this Sa:Paru (Gai Jatra) begins, it is celebrated for nine days in Bhaktapur with singing and dance. In Bhaktapur, Sa:Paru (Gai Jatra) is traditionally started this evening by Ghintang Ghisi (घिन्ताङ घिसी ) from Taleju Temple.

Two sticks are banged in a dance called “Ghintang Ghisi(घिन्ताङ घिसी ),” which is only performed once a year in Bhaktapur City till 9 days celebration of Gunhi Punhi.

The most exciting Gai Jatra celebrate event can be seen in Bhaktapur, where Ghintang Ghisi (घिन्ताङ घिसी ) dance and Taha-Machas, a chariot made of bamboo that displayed the deceased along with their belongings and pictures procession may be seen. Ghintang Ghisi (घिन्ताङ घिसी ) dance is a quick dance performed by locals in two rows while chanting “Ghintang Ghisi Twak,(घिन्ताङ घिसी ट्वाक ) ” pounding sticks, and using precise footwork. Along with the Ghintang Ghisi (घिन्ताङ घिसी ), there is also a parade of chariots made of straw and bamboo that represent the deceased and pay tribute to them by carrying images of them. The guys are clothed in what we refer to as “Haku Patasi,” which is women’s attire. Masks and face painting are popular. Similar to this, Ghintang Ghisi (घिन्ताङ घिसी ) dance, which is celebrated for a week, is what makes Gai Jatra in Bhaktapur more distinctive.

“ताहामचा गना ते ग्वाखू प्वाले ते

ग्वाखु प्वाले मन्ह्यासा खुशीङ चुइक छ्वे”