Ashadh 15 (June 30), Rice Planting Festival In Nepal

Today Ashadh 15, is celebrated as Rice Planting Day (Dhan Ropne Din) in Nepal. This Festival is celebrated every year on this day with the wishes of producing more crops. This is an interesting festival that everyone wants to celebrate this festival. This Festival is also celebrated as Curd & Beaten Rice Eating Day (Dahi Chyura Khane Din).

We all visit the Paddy Farm Fields on this day where ladies plant the rice and man plough the field.There is always fun on this day. Also there are so many competitions arranged on this day like Running Competition on muddy field, Folk Songs Competition, Folk Dance Competition etc. People love to participate on this festival.While planting farmers sing Ashare Geet (Ashare Song) as this is the month of Ashadh in Nepal. As the Festival is celebrated as one of the most important agriculture practices in Nepal, it is the special day for all the Nepalese.

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Are girls & boys getting right of choosing soul mates?

A marriage relation should be bound with friendship, love, caring. Everyone in marriage relationship should think about the importance of partner. Only living with partners, spending time with each other is not what the marriage means. Marriage is combination of two souls as a result of which two souls combined and being one.

As in the earlier days, I mean at the age of Ramayana & Mahabharata brides have right to choose their groom. And right of choosing groom by bride is called Swyambar. In this tradition brides have full right to choose groom. But nowadays in country like Nepal parents choose bride and groom for their sons & daughter. As a result of getting married with him/her chosen by parents may or may not be proven as a successful marriage. There is always room for probability of successful marriage and unsuccessful marriage.

I don’t mean to say that decision taken by parents is wrong. As we are living in cultural and traditional country we have to understand the feelings of parents but first preference should be given to the girl and boy as life is theirs.

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