Surendra KC (Mulasag) and Shivashankar P. Rijal (Jogindar) present
Comedy – Badarko Hatma Nariwal
Writer/Directors – Surendra KC and Shivashankar P. Rijal
Mahabaudha Records presents
Kamal Gaule‘s 11th Gaijatre Jhataro
Nepali Comedy – Note of Decent (2068)
Writer / singer / actor – Kamal Gaule
Director – Kamal Gaule
The traditional festival of Gaijatra was observed in Kathmandu and other parts in Nepal on Sunday, August 14.
The festival began began during the reign of king Pratap malla. The king started it to console his queen who was grieving at the death of their son by smallpox. The king ordered people who had lost members of their family in that year to perform various stunts to cheer themselves and others on the street.
During Gaijatra, people are made to look like cow by painting on their face and wearing painted dress. The day is also a government holiday. This festival is specially celebrated by the Newar community, to commemorate the depar
Maha Bauddha Records P. Ltd. presents
Kamal Gaule’s 10 Gaijatra Jhataro
Comedy – 3 Pate
Writer/announcer/singer – Kamal Gaule
Traditionally, Nepali people don’t celebrate April Fool’s day. These days, due to the western influence people in cities make fool of each other on that day. But, we have our own fun filled day to make fun of. The festival equivalent to the April Fool day is called Gaijatra in Nepal.
Gaijatra, the festival of cows, is celebrated to commemorates the death of people during the year. During the festival, people dressed as clowns and colorful cows are marched in the streets. When cows are not readily not available, people wearing cow masks march on the street. In olden days people had to walk bare-foot but these days such practice is discouraged.
The festival is full of songs, jokes, mockery, and humor. So, Gai Jatra can be considered one of the healthiest festival in which, people accept the reality of death and prepare themselves for "the life after death". Gaijatra usually falls on the month of Bhadra (August – September). It also marks the be
ginning of festive season.
Some photos of the event:
Nepali Comedy – Chora ek barsa ko bhayo
Presented by – Jire Khursani Kala Kendra
Gaijatre comedy show.
Photos of Sanchita's pregnant belly