Significance of Jatras of Kathmandu Valley

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P.B. Dahal


Ethnography is the one of the appropriate methods to study the depth information about the research topic and the general method or strategy of ethnography, in which observation and participation are interwoven with other procedures, has attracted more attention. It is found from the study that festivals, religion and ecology have symbiotic relationship through which the society can maintain ordered, ecology is maintained in equilibrium and the people are found enlighten psychologically, more active physically and motivate emotionally. So, manifest functions of these festivals, religions as psychological factors enforces the physical, emotional and social to cope with the ecology that are changing and latent function of festivals, ecology to maintain the balance with ecological components for the adaptation of human and their culture.

It was found from the study that, jatras have great significance ecologically, socially, culturally and religiously. These jatras acted as the mechanism for the maintenance of social order, events as the means to socialize the people. People believed on that the continuation of jatras from times immemorial, and even gods and goddess sometimes used to come and observe the jatras.



 Jatra, Linga, Festival, Rato Matsyendranath, Gathe Muga, Indra Jatra, Significance.

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Dahal, P. (2024). Significance of Jatras of Kathmandu Valley. Human Evolution , 39(1-2), 115-136.