NOALC celebrates annual ritual Mha Puja in the Washington DC

November 3, 2017

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The Newah Organization of America Language Center (NOALC) celebrated annual ritual Mha Puja (inner worship) in the Washington DC metropolitan area on Monday, October 20th, 2017. This annual ritual ceremony preformed on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1138 New Year day of lunar calendar of the country.

Mha Puja means "worship of the self", and it celebrates the spirit within oneself. The ceremony signifies an auspicious beginning of the New Year, and invokes prosperity and longevity of participant. This ritual ceremony has being celebrated by the Newah people since Vedic Era.

NOA President Mrs. Babita Shrestha welcomed H. E. Nepalese Ambassador’s wife Mrs. Gauree Thakuri & family, Economic Counselor of Embassy of Nepal Mr. & Mrs. Kailash Raj Pokharel, Newah Priest & Mha Puja Performer Mr. Basav Rajophadya, President of Nepa Pasa Pucha Amerikaye Mrs. Saroj Prajapati, all media representatives and all the participants of annual Mha Puja celebration. Mrs. Shrestha extended warm greetings on the occasion of Mha Puja 1138 and also mentioned that this Mha Puja is National New Year of our country Nepal and gratified traditional celebration is being organizing past one decade.

NOALC students initiated the preparation of Puja by making traditional mandala and decoration.

NOA made authentic Mha Puja Tantric Manda for the event which signification of ritual items were element of earth, water, fire, light, wind and space, sky.

Renowned Newah Priest & Scholar Mr. Basav Rajopadhyay performed the ritual ceremony in presence of one hundred fifty participants. Economic Counselor Mr. Pokharel had exchanged greetings on this occasion and congratulated NOA for conducting Mha Puja and enhancing this festival all over United State through its chapters.

There was a traditional Sagan ceremony and followed by authentic Jhoe Bhoye (Newah Cuisine). NOA is always dedicated to preserve Newah culture, traditions and values. Also, to bring the community together NOA has hand over collected fund from participant to the President of Nepal Education and Culture Center (NECC) for on going determination to build Pashupati-Buddha Mandir in Washington DC metropolitan area.

NOA would like to extend sincere thanks all participants and their families to make this event successful and to all volunteers who contributed their valuable time. The Mha Puja celebration was very festive moment to keep our culture alive and ended with lots of wonderful memories. Please visit NOA's on Facebook or on YouTube of this great event.

The Newah Organization of America Language Center (NOALC) celebrated annual ritual Mha Puja (inner worship) in the Washington DC metropolitan area on Monday, October 20th, 2017. This annual ritual ceremony preformed on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1138 New Year day of lunar calendar of the country.

Mha Puja means "worship of the self", and it celebrates the spirit within oneself. The ceremony signifies an auspicious beginning of the New Year, and invokes prosperity and longevity of participant. This ritual ceremony has being celebrated by the Newah people since Vedic Era.

NOA President Mrs. Babita Shrestha welcomed H. E. Nepalese Ambassador’s wife Mrs. Gauree Thakuri & family, Economic Counselor of Embassy of Nepal Mr. & Mrs. Kailash Raj Pokharel, Newah Priest & Mha Puja Performer Mr. Basav Rajophadya, President of Nepa Pasa Pucha Amerikaye Mrs. Saroj Prajapati, all media representatives and all the participants of annual Mha Puja celebration. Mrs. Shrestha extended warm greetings on the occasion of Mha Puja 1138 and also mentioned that this Mha Puja is National New Year of our country Nepal and gratified traditional celebration is being organizing past one decade.

NOALC students initiated the preparation of Puja by making traditional mandala and decoration.

NOA made authentic Mha Puja Tantric Manda for the event which signification of ritual items were element of earth, water, fire, light, wind and space, sky.

Renowned Newah Priest & Scholar Mr. Basav Rajopadhyay performed the ritual ceremony in presence of one hundred fifty participants. Economic Counselor Mr. Pokharel had exchanged greetings on this occasion and congratulated NOA for conducting Mha Puja and enhancing this festival all over United State through its chapters.

There was a traditional Sagan ceremony and followed by authentic Jhoe Bhoye (Newah Cuisine). NOA is always dedicated to preserve Newah culture, traditions and values. Also, to bring the community together NOA has hand over collected fund from participant to the President of Nepal Education and Culture Center (NECC) for on going determination to build Pashupati-Buddha Mandir in Washington DC metropolitan area.

NOA would like to extend sincere thanks all participants and their families to make this event successful and to all volunteers who contributed their valuable time. The Mha Puja celebration was very festive moment to keep our culture alive and ended with lots of wonderful memories. Please visit NOA's on Facebook or on YouTube of this great event.

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