Gaura Parva celebrated

Kathmandu, August 29

People from far-western region residing in Kathmandu Valley celebrated Gaura Parva by organising a special function in Tundikhel today.

Deuda songs and dances are the main attraction of the festival, which is primarily dedicated to goddess Parvati and her union with Lord Shiva.

The celebration is believed to bring prosperity to a woman’s spouse and her family members.

This Hindu festival is not only celebrated for fun, but is also one of the identities of the far-western region. This festival is more women-centric as women observe fast, say prayers and take part in the celebrations. However, males too involve themselves in the Deuda dance and songs.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who also originally hails from the region, graced the special celebration in Tundikhel.