Frog worship in Kathmandu
6 Jul 2022 Alpine Asian Treks
Nepal is rich in its live culture and traditions. The richness of the culture represents the prosperity of the people in the society. Kathmandu is very rich in its culture and tradition. The farmer in Kathmandu worship Frog as a GOD. The tradition, which is called ‘Byanja Naka: Banegu’ in Newari, is a part of the belief that frogs are perceived god of nature and messenger of the god of rain and will help bring rain and good harvest. Frogs are also believed to help in protecting farmers’ crops by devouring harmful insects. Frog Worshiping festival in Kathmandu falls in a full moon day in July.
On that day, the farmer goes down to their green rice field and offer delicacies to the frog, boiled rice, 9 different types vegetable. This is also an excuse of an unknowing hurt to the frog while working in the field.