The Dangol or Dongol (Nepal Bhasa: डंगोल) clan are ethnic people in Newar community from Kathmandu Valley, predominantly found in Kathmandu, Nepal. They belong to the Jyapu (Nepal Bhasa: ज्यापू:) subcaste within the Newar family and are highly urbanized. In the olden times, they were farmers known for the knowledge of the measurement of land and calculation. Also, they have some distinct cultures and customs a bit different from other Newar traditions.

Female members

In order to protect the girl from being a widow, who is looked down upon by the rest of Nepal. If the woman's husband dies, she is still technically married to the sun and can hence not be called a widow, a tradition hence defying Sati Pratha imposed by the new-comers, rulers of Vedic lineage.

Examples of last names:

Dangol or Dongol (depends on personal preference)

Male members perform keta puja
Male member performing keta puja with his head shaved. Traditional ketapuja ceremony is performed bare-chested
Female members perform Bel bibaha

Some Famous FiguresEdit

 
Jyapu people


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

https://nepalfederalismdebate.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/master-list-of-all-nepali-surnames-clans/ https://www.indigenousvoice.com/en/why-jyapus-are-where-they-are.html http://ecs.com.np/features/preservers-of-newar-culture-jyapus-of-the-valley