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Home Art and Culture Tradition Making Chaku for Maghe Sankranti Festival

Making Chaku for Maghe Sankranti Festival

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On the first day of the Nepali month of Magh, Maghe Sankranti is celebrated. Newari community offer a combination of Chaku with butter (ghee), yam and beaten rice to each other.

It is believed that consuming Chaku promotes good health and warmth in the cold months. Here is a photo feature that shows how Chaku is prepared and sent to market. 

(Photos: Narayan Maharjan)

Raw material for preparing Chaku



Last Updated ( Friday, 15 January 2016 07:15 )