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Kaag Pooja (prayer of crow)

The first day of the five-day festival of Tihar began today with the Kaag Pooja (prayer of crow). An individual, Gautam Sapkota attempted to hold a crow conference where he hoped to gather 1000 crows by calling to them and offer food and prayers to them.Nepalnews.com, (www.nepalnews.com) is a leading Internet destination dedicated to bring you news, events, polls, discussions, forums about and from Nepal. Our primary objective is to bring “news as it happens”; quality news which is impartial, timely and independent. Our equally important other objective is to make this a web community for all people around the globe who have any interest, or need any information about Nepal.

Aboriginal Bird Myth

When the world was young, a beautiful rainbow had appeared in the sky. And this rainbow was taking color from all around. All the reds, all the blues, all the greens, all the yellows. And it kept on growing and growing and growing and growing and right before your very eyes, the rainbow was so full of color that it started pulsating

And then it exploded. And when it exploded the pieces of rainbow fell down to the ground. And as those pieces got down to the ground they changed to all the birds we know today.

Now, some of the birds they didn’t like the feeling of falling down and they got scared. And they called out in a horror like this:


Just like the crow and seagull does today. While other birds they thought it was the funniest feeling they ever had. And they started laughing up like this:

Aaa-aah, Aaa-aah, Aaa-aah

Just like the ‘fukubara’. But other birds they wondered what was going on, and they called out like this:

Oeh, Oeh, Oeh, Oeh, Oeh, Oeh,

Just like the owl. And others started talking up like this:

Helloang, hellaong, whatsgoingong?

Just like the parrots and the cockatoos. And other birds, they fell straight down to the ground and they started walking and running around. And they sounded like this:


Just like the tall emu. And other birds, they loved the feeling of flying, so they spread their wings and they all started to sing. 

And that is how the birds all got their colors and voices today. Because of that beautiful rainbow way back in the Dreamtime.