Burmese New Year, Thingyan

Half a month prior my family and I have praised it: Thingyan. Thingyan otherwise called Burmese Water Festival is significantly more than what meets the non-Burmese eye. It is a whole lot more than drinking, moving, singing and tossing water. The term ‘Thingyan’ has its cause in Sanskrit and signifies ‘change’ or ‘progress’. Also, that is actually what ‘Thingyan’ is: the change from the old pattern of seasons to the new pattern of the seasons. It is a change from the previous lifestyle to the new life just as a change from the old year to the new year.

 

Burma has a lunar schedule the primary month of which is ‘Tagu’ that denotes the start of the late spring, theสินค้าไอทีใหม่ๆ month that matches with the long stretch of April of the Julian schedule. Also, it is in Tagu/April, appropriately the second seven day stretch of Tagu in which the Burmese New Year falls. Thingyan is generally praised cross country as three to four days of water pouring preceding New Year’s Day. Thingyan occasion is 10 days and in this time practically all wheels come to a standstill. Government workplaces, plants and most organizations are shut and each and every individual who can has just a single thing as a top priority: celebrating.

 

Thingyan that begins generally on the twelfth or thirteenth of April is wealthy in legends and appropriately the focal figure of ‘Thingyan’ is ‘Thagyamin’ otherwise called ‘Sakka Deva’ or to address him by his regal name, ‘Taninganway Gyo Min’. He is the King of the celestials and is as indistinguishably associated with Thingyan as, for absence of a superior model, Santa Claus with Christmas. Burmese individuals trust in the ‘Overseer of the Buddhist Teaching’ similarly as Christians (well the youngsters) have faith in Santa Claus.

 

Thagyamin is quite of acquired from Hindu folklore yet Burmese have made him their own. Lord Anawrahta of Pagan (1044-1077) made him the 37th nat and put him in the situation of boss nat so as to prevail upon his animistic individuals when he made Buddhism a state religion. Therefore Thagyamin is a lot of alive in Burmese old stories, in Buddhist anecdotes and near the Burmese.

 

Consistently the Burmese invite Thagyamin on ‘Akya Nay’, the second day of Thingyan when simply like Santa Claus he is plunging to earth. Thagyamin is as legend makes them descend from Tavatimsa to introduce the New Year. Thingyan, the merriest, generally vivid and generally extraordinary of Burma’s all year celebrations involves five days. The primary day, the day preceding Thagyamin’s drop, is called ‘Akyo Nay’, which implies as much as ‘The Day of Expecting Thagyamin’. The subsequent day, the day of Thagyamin’s coming down to the human dwelling place to praise the water celebration is called ‘Akya Nay’.

 

The third day, the day of his examination of human conduct and lead is ‘Akyat Nay’ and the fourth and a day ago, the day of Thagyamin’s getting back to ‘Tavatimsa’ the realm of the celestials is called ‘Atet Nay’. The fifth and a day ago of Thingyan is the New Year’s Day, called ‘Nhit Thit Ku’. On this day is except for the Mon public occupying the Mon State situated in Southern Burma nobody pouring or tossing water any longer as this is normally limited to the period from ‘Akyo Nay’ or ‘Day of Awaiting Thagyamin’ to ‘Atet Nay’ or ‘Day of Thagyamin’s Ascent to Tavatimsa’ (fourth day).

 

The pouring and tossing of water effectively washes away physical foulness and soil just as otherworldly sins and insidiousness in order to be spotless on body and soul for the New Year. As it were, it implies the washing endlessly of the apparent multitude of bad behaviors of the old year so as to begin the upgraded one with new and clean body and brain. Everything is overlooked and pardoned.

 

There is likewise an intriguing Hindu story that says that in Thingyan the giving over of the obligation to hold Lord Brahma’s head – which is the sun – starting with one divine little girl then onto the next is commended. On the off chance that the handover would not occur, so the story goes, the sun (Lord Brahma’s head) would drop into the sea and disintegrate the entirety of the water on earth; another motivation to appreciate the tossing of and playing with water.