Friday, October 24, 2014

Mha Puja

Friday, October 24, 2014
Mha Pujā 
Mha Puja is an annual ritual performed by the Newar people of Nepal to purify and empower the soul as part of New Year celebrations. It is performed on New Year's Day of Nepal Sambat, the national lunar calendar of Nepal, which occurs during the Swanti (Tihar) festival.
Mha Puja means "worship of the self", and it celebrates the spirit within oneself. The ceremony signifies an auspicious beginning of the New Year, and invokes prosperity and longevity for the participant.  Mha Puja and Nepal Sambat are also celebrated abroad where Nepalese have settled.

Sketch of Nepalese Mha Pujā Mandala

_Courtesy- wikipedia

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