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Panch Dan (Five Offerings)

Panch Dan (Five Offerings)

Panch Dan (Five Offerings) is a Buddhist festivals, falling on Triodashi, two days prior to the Father’s day (Buwa ko mukh herne din) according to the lunar calendar. It is observed by Buddhists of Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur and Banepa only, especially by Shakyas and Bajracharyas. Buddhist antiques are displaced and gigantic effigies of Dipankar are paraded around the town. However, the main highlight of the festival is the giving away of five elements (Wheat grains ,Rice grains,Salt,Money and fruit). Silhoute of Swayambhunath and its premises is seen on the clouds near by which is a mystical myth...(Read More)

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