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'''Ghanta Karna''' (also called '''Ghanta Karna Chaturdasi''' and '''GhantaKarna''') is a [[Nepal|Nepali]] festival celebrating the defeat of the mythical demon Ghanta-karna (bell-ears). According to the myth, the demon wore bell earrings, so to drown the name of the god [[Shiva]] with their jingling. Attributed to him are acts of robbery, murder and kidnapping of children. The festival is probably a relic of the ancient [[demonolatry]] in the [[Kathmandu]] valley. The festival takes place during the month of [[Shrawan]] ([[July]]/[[August]]).  
'''Ghanta Karna''' (also called '''Ghanta Karna Chaturdasi''' and '''GhantaKarna''') is a [[Nepal]]i festival celebrating the defeat of the mythical demon Ghanta-karna ("bell-ears"). According to the myth, the demon wore bell earrings in order to drown out the name of the god [[Shiva]] with their jingling. Attributed to him are acts of robbery, murder, and kidnapping of children. The festival is probably a relic of ancient [[demonolatry]] in the [[Kathmandu]] valley. The festival takes place during the month of [[Shrawan]] (July/August).  


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Revision as of 08:55, 4 April 2007

Ghanta Karna (also called Ghanta Karna Chaturdasi and GhantaKarna) is a Nepali festival celebrating the defeat of the mythical demon Ghanta-karna ("bell-ears"). According to the myth, the demon wore bell earrings in order to drown out the name of the god Shiva with their jingling. Attributed to him are acts of robbery, murder, and kidnapping of children. The festival is probably a relic of ancient demonolatry in the Kathmandu valley. The festival takes place during the month of Shrawan (July/August).

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