Kayatāpujā (कयता पुजा)


Kayatā-pujā (Nepali: कयता-पुजा [/kə’je’tɑ/; /pυdzɑ/]; Nepal Bhāsā: कयता-पुजा) a compound noun literally means “worshiping loincloth.” It is a ritual ceremony to mark the acquisition of male puberty. Boys are considered to be reaching their puberty at the age of 12 in Newāh traditions. The ceremony is carried out by Guvāju, a Newā: priest. During the ceremony, the one who is marked as reaching to puberty has to … Continue reading Kayatāpujā (कयता पुजा)