This is how Lhosar is celebrated in a Bouddha stupa [Photos]
KATHMANDU: MARCH. 3 – The community living in the northern Himalayan region, including Sherpas, is celebrating Gyalpo Lhosar today. According to the Dathok calendar of the Bhote language, the new year of the Sherpas begins on the day of Falgun Shukla Pratipada.
According to Sherpa culture, Gyalpo Lhosar is divided into 12 categories: rats, oxen, tigers, rabbits, dragons, snakes, horses, sheep, monkeys, birds, dogs and pigs. The religious activities of a child’s life are conducted on the basis of the year in which he is born.
Gyalpo Lhosar was previously celebrated in 12 districts of the Himalayan region, but it is now celebrated in 22 districts. The number of districts celebrating this festival has grown as a result of the migration of Sherpas.
Lhosar is also celebrated in Kathmandu by Sherpas and other communities from the northern Himalayas.
Gyalpo Lhosar is also celebrated in Bouddha stupas. The government has given a public holiday on the occasion of Lhosar today.