Sunday, 10 November 2013


Magar Culture and Identity

The Magars belong to the indigenous ethnic people of Nepal. They are constituted around 7.14% of total population of Nepal.
They are largely found in Syangja, Palpa, Tanahu, Gulmi, Pyuthan, Rolpa and Salyan district. Their religion is either Hindus or Buddhist. Magars are separated into 7 sub-castes like Thapa, Rana, Ale, Roka, Gharti and Pun. The Magars community people have their own languages influenced by Bhot- Barmeli language.

Their own language is divided into 3 groups, according to geographic area, Magar Kham, Magar Dhut and Magar Kaile.

They have their own magar language, dress, culture and tradition. The famous magar dances are Kauda, Nachari, Ghatu, Sorathi, Jhyaure, Rodi, Bhumi, Hura and have their own sort of musical tune referred to as Salaijo and Yanimaya.

Farming and Agricultural are their major supply of their financial gain. They raise buffalo, cow, goat and poultry. Mature men weave Mandro, Doko and Ghum, whereas female makes Gundri, Chataki, Namlo. Most of the Magars people are in military field and it’s their dream to be Gurkha in British Army. Nowadays many magars are in various professions like doctors, engineers, political leaders and businessman.

Tanahau and Bandipur is widespread destination for the Magar culture village tour. Its concerning 5 hrs. west of capital of Nepal on the way to Pokhara.