Jankwa (or Janko) is a Newar ritual[1] in Nepal to commemorate the young, elderly and infants in the community.[2][3]

Types of JankwaEdit

There are two types of jankwa:[4]

  • Macha jankwa, celebrated once
  • Jyah Jankwa (Bhim Ratharohan) which can be celebrated up to five times.


  1. ^ "Newar - Religion and Expressive Culture". everyculture.com.
  2. ^ http://www.lovelypokhara.com.np/contents/show/people_culture/4579.html Archived October 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Richard Karl Payne & Kenneth Kazuo Tanaka (2004). Approaching the land of bliss: religious praxis in the cult of Amitābha. books.google.com: University of Hawaii Press. p. 304. ISBN 978-0-8248-2578-2.
  4. ^ "Newar Rituals". jwajalapa.com.