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Celebration of Janai Purnima

02, Sep 2016

Celebration of Janai Purnima-2073

 

On the auspicious occasion of Janai purnima which is also known as Sacred Thread Festival, observed in the month of Shrawan, students celebrated it by doing crafts and arts related to this festival. This year it was celebrated on Bhadra 2, 2073. Students learned the significance of this day from teachers during this day.

 

Significance of Janai Purnima

It is called Rakshya Bandhan as this festival observes the bond of purity and security. This festival is celebrated by Hindus all over the world. On this day, Hindu men, especially the Brahmins and Chettris perform their annual change of Janai and all who celebrates this festival put a scared thread around their wrist.

Janai is a cotton string worn across the chest by Hindu male. Janai is regarded as symbol of body, speech and mind, and when the knots are tied the person wearing it is supposed to gain complete control over each of them. This cord is changed if it becomes untidy or dishonored due to those acts which are forbidden by religion.  However, Janai must be changed without fail on Rakhsya Bandhan Day.

Rakshya Bandhan is a bond or tie of protection. In Raksha Bandhan day male, female, children and kids regardless of status and caste get tied a doro (sacred colorful thread) around their wrist. They believe doro brings them good luck, when one believes, that always becomes true. People keep the doro tied in wrist till on Laxmi Puja day in Deepawali. This thread is then taken out from wrist and tied on the tail of a cow in the cow worship day (Laxmi puja) in about October.

This festival is also marked by the tying of a rakhi,or holy thread, by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The market is full of different colors rakhis. This festival is equivalent to Bhai Tika in Tihar to some communities across Nepal. The brother in return offers a gift to his sister and swears to look after her as she presents sweets to her brother. Rakhi provided they commit to a lifelong obligation to provide protection to the woman or girl.

 

 

Celebration at School

Students celebrated this day by doing arts and crafts. They made innovative and colorful rakhi. They learned the importance of the day. Not only that they got to how unique relation brothers and sisters have. They have colorful greeting cards and learned how rich Nepal is in terms of unique culture.

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