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BAUYAGU KHWA SWAYEGU NHIYA BHINTUNA
8 September 2010
Pitripaksha / Sohrashraddha
Friday 24 September – 07 October 2010 Thursday
Dated Saturday, 3 September, 2005 12:20 AM
From: "NESOCA Nepal" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Karuna Guthi" <email@example.com>
Jwajalapa dear all,
We are so lucky, so proud to be Newars. Our ancestors have handed us such a rich culture, such a glorious tradition where every family member has a special day once a year : Father's Day (Bauyagu khwa swayegu), Mother's Day (Mayagu khwa swayegu), Brother's Day (Kija puja), Kid's Day (Kumar puja, Kumari puja). We don't know if any other human group than Newars on earth has such a unique culture, such a wonderful tradition, such a rich civilization.
Tomorrow Nepal Sambat 1125 Gunlaga 29 (September 03, 2005) is our Father's Day, BAUYAGU KHWA SWAYEGU NHI, our very special day on which we pay our utmost respect to our living fathers in recognition of their genes of which we are made of, in recognition of the protection they provide to us, in recognition of the responsibility they take to rear us, in recognition of their teachings that make us worthy to live with dignity in the world.
BAUYAGU KHWA SWAYEGU NHIYA BHINTUNA. Happy Father's Day to each and every lucky Newar who has a living father. Happy Father's Day also to members of other communities who have adopted this unique culture and wonderful tradition of we Newars.
NESOCA Nepal wishes good health and happiness to all responsible living fathers.
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Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2005 7:57 AM
Subject: Pitri Paksha
Dear Bhaju Mahesworju,
I was a bit busy for the visit of our President last Thursday and the function that we had organized in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly was for his address with audio-visual presentation on Sikkim: Missions for Prosperity. It was great and I could lay in his hands a copy of my book Sikkim: Three Decades towards Democracy and get his autograph for me in his book The Life Tree with my I owe you all! pasted facing title page. I wish to share with you all my sentiments this Pitri Paksha!
Have we no achievers of late? Otherwise, I have not yet run out of ideas to keep in touch and together. I shall paint it red for Vijaya Dashami soon!
Awaiting to hear from you all.
With best regards.
Pitri Paksha – the fortnight dedicated to forefathers - R. S. Shresta, Gangtok
This is the fortnight (Sohrashraddha) ending with New Moon that is also a Solar Eclipse on 3rd October this year, when we the Hindus remember our deceased fathers and forefathers and offer prayers to rest them in eternal peace. Let us keep up the spirit if not for ourselves but for our progeny to know at least what we have in our rich cultural heritage. On this solemn occasion, I too offer my tributes to my forefathers including all those whom I am indebted to:
I owe you all!
I owe the blood to my father
Cause I have to pass it on the bloodline to the eternity.
I owe to my mother as well for the milk
She has fed me with all through these years.
I owe these all to my motherland for all I received so far
To make worth of life I am here in this world.
It’s more so for I have two mothers
If realized to care -
The one who gave me birth (Sikkim) and
The other who rears me up till this day (India)!
To repay my society whatever received all these years
I am so in hurry before it is too late and waiting till the end.
God’s providence is my inheritance and
His grace is forever
For everything is eternal in the nature
As the majestic and divine Kanchenjungha
Protecting and standing behind to fear and care.
To the eternity
I owe you all!
This is written and dedicated to Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, President of India and was submitted to him during his recent visit to Sikkim. One of the greatest sons and the only one to be blessed thrice by Bharat Mata with the highest decorations of Padma Bhushan (1981), Padma Vibhushan (1990) and Bharat Ratna (1997) besides the unique honour of receiving honorary doctorates from thirty universities. It is his deep respect for the blood and gratefulness to the lineage of his great grandfather, grandfather and father that he bears their names before his own Abdul and family surname Kalam. We also know the love for nature he has and the deep understanding of human relationships and love for the country in poems of The Life Tree. We have to understand that there is also the constant, benign presence of God, an encouraging force motivating us to share happiness and destroy the barriers, whether of caste, religion or language, that prevent us from reaching out to others.
I need not add more – it was a long journey for him from ocean island town of Rameswaram (born October 15, 1931) to Rashtrapati Bhavan (sworn in July 25, 2002) and now to Sikkim in the Himalayas (September 22, 2005) ! On his birthday I also wish him a very long life to inspire, motivate and guide us all through taking the nation to the greatest height.