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Jankwa (or Janko) is a Newar ritual[1] to commemorate the young, elderly and infants in the community.[2][3]

Types of Jankwa

There are two types of jankwa[4]

  • Macha jankwa, celebrated once
  • Jyah Jankwa (Bhim Ratharohan) which can be celebrated up to 5 times


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  2. http://www.lovelypokhara.com.np/contents/show/people_culture/4579.html[dead link]
  3. Richard Karl Payne & Kenneth Kazuo Tanaka (2004). Approaching the land of bliss: religious praxis in the cult of Amitābha. books.google.com: University of Hawaii Press. p. 304. ISBN 978-0-8248-2578-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Newar Rituals". jwajalapa.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>