Toran Lha Festival

Myagdi, Mar. 6: The three-day Toran Lha festival, the major festival of the Thakali community in Myagdi and Mustang district is being celebrated. It begins a day before the Phagu Purnima, the festival of colors.

The festival is also the means of family. The members outside home or the country arrive home to celebrate the festival. According to Gandaki Province Assembly member Bimala Gauchan, the leader of Thakali community, the Thakali people have decorated their homes and they remember their ancestors during the festival.

People are invited to their relative’s home and offered delicious foods. Taro hanne, a traditional form of archery, is one the major attractions of the festival. The Thakalis reside in Dana, Bhurung Tatopani, Beni and Darwang of Myagdi mainly.

The Thakali Service Committee, Beni has organized ‘Taro hanne’ event. The Thakali take bow and arrow as an indispensable part and a pride of their ethnic identity. The Thakali women dressed in their traditional clothes perform dance and music and exchange greetings as part of the festival celebration.

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