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November 02, 2016 (DCnepal.com) – Tihar is the second largest festival after Dashain. Tihar is also known as Deepawali and Yamapanchak as well as Swonti in Newari community. It is celebrated for five days long in Nepal by Hindu religion.


The fourth day of Tihar is Gobhardha Puja or Mha Puja. On the fourth day of Tihar, there are three different known pujas, depending on the peoples cultural background. It is observed as Goru Tihar or Goru Puja (worship of the oxen).
People who follow Vaishnavism perform Govardhan Puja. Cow dung is taken as representative of the mountain and is worshiped. Additionally, majority of the Newar community on the night perform Mha Puja (worship of self). This day is seen as the beginning of the new Nepal Sambat calendar year.


Similarly, newar people that have been staying in America for different purposes have celebrated Mha Puja. The people in America have done "Mha Puja" in the organization of Newah Organization of America (NOA).


Newah Organization of America is a non – profit Tax – Exempt Organization registered in USA. It is the forum of indigenous people of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal to advance the Newah community into mainstream of American life. This organization has been helping to promote newari culture and tradition though they are in abroad far from their country, home town and their families.
In the organization of the same NOC, the Mha Puja program has been held in America. all the newars gathering at one place they did Mha Puja commonly and celebrated Mha Puja in a splendid way.

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Kathmandu, Dec 4: Different students’ unions and youth organizations have protested against the constitution amendment bill registered by the government in the parliament even today. They have organized different agitating programmes in front of the various government campuses urging to withdraw the bill soon for few days.

 

Locals, different political parties and industrialists have protested against the amendment bill as it has the provision of excluding some districts from the Province No 5 and including in the Province No 4.

 

Various districts were shut called by various political parties against the changes in the boundaries of the province in the constitution amendment proposal.
It is noted that district-based political parties, people’s representatives, civil society representatives and business community have come to the street against the bill for few days urging to withdraw it particularly in province No 5.
Academic institutions, factories and transport service have remained closed for few days in the area.

All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU) secretary R C Lamichhane has urged all to be united for the nationality and sovereignty adding that the amendment bill was centred to disharmonize the social cohesion in these districts. RSS

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