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Has the significance of Dashain changed over the years?

Compiled by:  Sachitra Gurung

Asha Dangol
Visual Artist

Born in a Newar family in Patan Durbar Square, I spent my childhood pleasantly looking at various cultural activities such as Ga: Pyakha: and Gathu Pyakha: (ritual dances of god and goddess). Dashain for me was the biggest celebration of culture. Now I have come to realise more than rituals, it is about festivity and togetherness. It has also become a time for me to travel and research new ideas for my artwork.