The Newa community in the Kathmandu valley celebrates Kachalathwa Punhi as Sakimila Punhi-Sakimana Punhi every year on Kartik Shukla Purni. This festival is a common Newa celebration, celebrated by the Buddhist-Newa community in the Kathmandu Valley in particular. This day is also known as Halimali Punhi because Maize, Soybean, Corn, Winsder Beans (Bakula), and other fried nuts are consumed fried.

Saki is another name for this festival (Pindalu, Tarul, etc.) Because Yam,Sakharkhand, Vanatarul, Pindalu, and other root vegetables are boiled and offered to God on this day, Mana (Usinnu) = Sakimana Punhi. During this ceremony, which goes by several names, various grains such as Maize, Soybean, Corn, Winsder Beans (Bakula), and others are roasted and passed around from house to house.

On this day, by combining different grains, numerous artefacts are created and presented in front of various Temples, Restorations, and Chaityas. It’s called Halimali Boyegu, and it involves people from various Guthis playing traditional instruments and singing ragas when the artwork is completed. Finally, all of these grains are traditionally distributed as offerings. This celebration, which takes place during the leisure time following the planting of crops, is considered a modest festival because it is solely attended by family members.

On the same day, a spectacular worship of Lord Garuda is held in the Changunarayan, Bhaktapur precincts of the valley’s historic temple. Similarly, today at Thankot, there is a big procession of Shree Mahalakshmi.

Even if we celebrate the holiday according to religious beliefs, it appears to incorporate numerous components of life philosophy at first glance. The notion that life should move along smoothly is conveyed by celebrating the holiday by consuming food according to the time. Showing objects made of diverse grains, known as Halimali Boyegu, displays our hidden talent, skill, and vigor.

The festival teaches us to be grateful for everything we have, no matter how busy we are at work, culture, culture, and the essence of life by celebrating this time in the Monastery with a variety of Rhythms, Melodies, and more. It also sends a clear message that Aadhaar is not to be overlooked.