Jatra in Thecho of Lalitpur ! Is human sacrifice done in this Jatra??

 Do you know anything about the pilgrimage of human sacrifice? How true/false is it that people are sacrificed in Jatras?

 Today I am writing something about one such journey.

 According to the local people, there is a tradition of sacrificing 60 types of fish, snakes, ducks, sparrows, pigeons, birds, along with humans in the Jatra.

Is Really a human sacrifice done in this Jatra??
Is Really a human sacrifice done in this Jatra??


 This 12-year journey started yesterday at Thencho in Lalitpur. And since yesterday, a strange rule has been applied in that area:

 - Inability to sit with legs hanging

 - No rituals including marriage/bratabandh can be performed

 - Not allowed to move from 9 pm to 4 am

 - Guests cannot be accommodated in the house

 Not only that, you can't even play the instrument. There is a rule that you can't clap your hands, whistle or even ring the prayer bell and you have to keep the bell tied. Only those related to Baja Jatra can play it.

 There is a popular belief that if the mentioned actions are done, the worship will be disturbed.

 The Jatra starts from the beginning of Gathemangal and on that day Navadurga is kept in the main house after having a special pooja and having a feast and locking the main door of the temple.

 The lock will be opened only after a month and during this period a camp will be built where worship and Durga dance will be taught. A duck has to be sacrificed to open the lock. After opening the lock, the preparations for the Yagya will be made and to get the firewood needed for the Yagya, one has to go to the three-leaved Bhanjyang from where the firewood brought by the Devgans should be brought without leaving a single place.


The main task of Yagya during the year-long journey is to change the crown of Navadurga. This crown, which changes once in 12 years, will be worshiped by Yagya. For this, a pair of snakes, fish, pigeons and sparrows are needed. During the Yagya, one of the couple is put into the Yagya and the other one is left.

 After that, the devotees who came to Sunakothi will go to Thencho. Guthiyars are worshiping Navadurga at Nuchcheguthi on the way. In this process, a goat is sacrificed and the horns of the sacrificial goat are kept very decorated.


 Another aspect of the fair is the Chai Shwet Bhairab dance. People say that there is also a popular belief that childless couples will get children if they visit Shwet Bhairava.

 On the day of Kojagrat Purnima, the residents of Thencho and Sunakothi (throughout the country) will be served a feast. And the feast is given by different gods.

 This journey will end after 1 year.


 What is written above is what I heard in a video. But there was no mention of human sacrifice. But after hearing about the human sacrifice, I tried to talk to the local people there. According to the locals, it was heard that a person is sacrificed there every 12 years.


It cannot be decided in such a way that the person to be sacrificed will be this.

 According to a local, during the Jatra, a person comes saying 'Dahi Chiura khanhu' and the deities know the person to be sacrificed.

 When I said, "This time I have to go to eat Dahi Chiura", he scolded me saying that I shouldn't say that.

 Due to the fact that they are not allowed to walk at night, the Devgans in the guise of Chai Gathe (long hair and white clothes) are going from Thencho to Nagpokhari every day to get clean water. They will have human bones, which they will play. People who see them going to fetch water are believed to be unfaithful.

 According to other locals, it is said that the person to be sacrificed should have 32 characteristics.

 But when he understood with another person, he said that he had heard that people with physical disabilities and mental problems were sacrificed. There is no one left to see the sacrifice. According to them, this is a secret process and human sacrifice is done there. It was also heard that once when no one was found to sacrifice, the husband of a recently married woman who had come as a guest to watch the Jatra was sacrificed.

 Even in places like Jatra, Dabli, the place where the sacrifice is given is like a tunnel, where other regular pujas are also held, but there is a rule that no one can go in except those related to it.

 On another occasion, the locals tell us that they heard that the people who came as guests were sacrificed and that people filed a complaint with the police saying that our people were missing.

 "And what did the police say," he said, "Well, we didn't know after that, we also heard it." He remained silent.


 Finally, my point: I didn't believe in human sacrifice, but when it was said that 60 kinds of sacrifices would be offered and listening to the locals, there was no room for disbelief.

 I can't believe that religious inertia has not changed people to sacrifice people.

 Look what happens this time!