Learn Newari on your phone

Learn Newari on your phone
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And even those who do speak Newari, they do not know how to write the language. Nepali or English language has become more common choices as a medium of conversation among youngsters. And the lack of use of Nepal Bhasa font in social media has not helped in the language’s promotion either …MORE

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Discerning the Vedic Concept of Saṃvatsara in Newar Culture

Discerning the Vedic Concept of Saṃvatsara in Newar Culture

When I Heard the Frogs Croaking: Discerning the Vedic Concept of
Sa vatsara in Newar Culture by Gautama V. VajracharyaI

 Introduction  – On the basis of the information derived from Vedic literature and the Newar rituals of theKathmandu Valley such as the frog worship and cow festivals, here we will make anattempt to detect the original significance of the autumnal New Year, known to theNewars as Hmapuja. Admittedly, my attempt is unconventional; the Newars are non-Vedic people of the Kathmandu Valley and speak Tibeto-Burman language. In our earlierworks,…more