Tradition of Playing Swing Ping in Dashain Festival with Top 10 Photos

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Tradition of playing ping in Dashain Festival

Dashain is considered to be the biggest festival celebrated by Nepalese people because almost all Nepalese across the country energetically celebrates this festival. During the month of late September and early October, the Nepalese people treat themselves in the biggest festival of the year, Dashain.

Dashain is the longest and the most favorable celebration in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese brothers and sisters throughout the country.

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Dashain is the biggest festival of Nepalese society. It is the time period where people get rest from their every day works and they are free from the mental pressures. Dashain is the biggest festival of Hindus that bring family, relatives, and friends together.

Dashain is a special time off for all the working people to divulge into past conversations, meet and greet families and get back to the childhood memories, lands where people were born and raised. Dashain is the gateway from the normal busy life of work pressure and fights for the survival.

People relive childhood and kids relive their parents’ childhood. It is the beauty of Dashain the knowledge and experience pass from generations to generation every year.

Swing or in Nepalese term ‘“ping”’ is one of the basic entertainment that is seen all around the Nepal especially at the time of Dashain.  Swing in Dashain is enjoyed by little kids to youth to even senior citizens not just as an entertainment sport but also as a valuable part of the Nepalese and Hindu custom of swinging in the swing at the times of Dashain. It has been a part of the Nepalese Hindu custom ever since it is known.

The people sit around waiting for turns and they share words about their life share joys and sorrows and childhood friends reunite here after a long time, relatives relive past experiences of similar activities of Dashain. So we can also say that “ping” in Dashain is not just about a sport but also as a medium to bring villages people and friends of past and present together and enjoy the moment with each other.

It is a strong belief that Dashain is a celebration: A celebration of victory and upcoming prosperity. This sense of celebration is only valid if the apt amount of joy is seen among the people.

Since one common way of showing off joy is lea “ping” up in the air with excitement, it is a popular belief that it is a must to sport swing at the time of Dashain just to get your feet off the ground and celebrate Dashain with joys and excitement. It is said that you must at least once leave off the ground at the time of Dashain and maybe this belief leads to the practice of such swing tradition.

This swing or “ping” in exact traditional words is called linge“ping”. ‘Linge” means tall and lean bamboo and “ping” means swing, thus called swing of bamboo or “lingering”. Dashain swings are generally made of four long almost 12 to 16 feet tall bamboos stuck into the ground like four vertices of a square.

The top of two corresponding bamboos is tied together making the two bamboos look like a large U. The tied apex of each coupled bamboo is tied together to a large piece of the log which is kept at the knot of the each coupled bamboo.

The log is the strong wood of some big trees cut from the forest. The shape at this stage looks like an upside down bowl made of bamboo. At the log that is at the top, a long rope made of jute is tied as a swing that is almost 7 to 9 foot long just enough to make easier to ride but also enough to generate enough swing to reach higher levels.

A small wooden piece is tied to the bottom loop of the rope as a seat or stand where the swinger swings. This swing is constructed in the first day of Dashain called Ghatasthapana and is dismantled right after the end of Tihar’sBhaitika.

This tradition is especially valued in the villages where there is ample amount of space for its construction whereas in the city areas space is occupied by tall houses and concrete roads. To add to that it is also necessary to point out that all the Nepalese youth and even small nuclear family that are working in city areas to earn living and sustain family goes back to their old village houses where they were born or where the eldest fellow of the family lives.

At this time, the city areas almost left all alone barren of any kind of crowd and chaos.An average youth with significant practice and experience is able to swing to almost around 30-degree angle to the apex log.

An excellent swinger might even go higher than that. The sight of this swing is terrifying to look. Kids and older citizen enjoy a small degree gap rhythm of to and fro of the swing. It is very intriguing to see the involvement of people in the swing at the time of Dashain.

This tradition is especially valued in the villages where there is ample amount of space for its construction whereas in the city areas space is occupied by tall buildings and paved roads.

To add to that it is also necessary to point out that all the Nepalese youth and even small nuclear family that are working in city areas to earn living and sustain family goes back to their old village houses where they were born or where the eldest member of the family lives.

At this time, the city areas almost left all alone barren of any kind of crowd and chaos. The city streets are silent and it will seem foolish to place a swing in the city to entertain a very small yet scattered population. However, swings are uprighted in some areas of cities where the community works well together and are looking to celebrate Dashain with full excitement and with as much as traditional grounds to cover as possible.

It is seen in practice that such swings or “ping” in Nepali are constructed where there is a lot of areas and which is a common ground to all the people in the village or that area. The “ping” is playable to all people and people take turns to play. The “pings” are also located in road crossovers or road diversion to unite people of different villages and also to welcome the relatives, families, and friends when seen on the road.

The people sit around waiting for turns and they share words about their life share joys and sorrows and childhood friends reunite here after a long time, relatives relive past experiences of similar activities Dashain.

So we can also say that “ping” in Dashain is not just about a sport but also as a medium to bring villages people and friends of past and present together and enjoy the moment with each other. It acts as tying glue that creates a harmonic and friendly relation among villages, peoples and their neighbors, families, and friends.

It is an extremely positive activity at the time of Dashain that brings people together, but the misfortune does happen when carelessness of swinger, the weak bamboo, cut off the line of rope etc take place that might even in an wanted fashion injure, hut or even kill the swinger.

This tradition is especially valued in the villages where there is ample amount of space for its construction whereas in the city areas space is occupied by tall buildings and paved roads.

To add to that it is also necessary to point out that all the Nepalese youth and even small nuclear family that are working in city areas to earn living and sustain family goes back to their old village houses where they were born or where the eldest member of the family lives. At this time, the city areas almost left all alone barren of any kind of crowd and chaos.

It is extremely dangerous when swinger gets too excited about the height and tries to achieve something more than achievable. The community who constructs such swings must address the strength of bamboo, a strength of a line of rope and aware and warn fairly all the participants to enjoy swings responsibly to avoid unfortunate events in the future or present.

So, all in all, the swing is one of the most popular traditions of Dashain in Nepalese Hindu community. This practice is a depletion in number due to lack of interest of urban people and also from the local community to construct such sports physicality.

Such small practice is what makes the culture of Nepal so unique in the world it must in the best interest of all to promote such tradition that will identify Nepal’s uniqueness all around the world. The use of ping is getting low. Before we could seep in almost every corner we go but these days we have been seeing it in some major places only. Thus, it is our responsibility to preserve this tradition.

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There are more 50 major festivals celebrated in Nepal. Dashain is one of the topmost major festivals in Nepal. Dashain is the longest festival in Nepal. It the national festival of Nepal. It is celebrated during long 15 days. 

Dashain is the festival celebrated by Hindus and Buddhist. Dashain festival is celebrating for uniting relation in family members. Dashain festival is celebrating for honoring Hindu Goddess Durga. Dashain festival is celebrating for respecting elders people.

Here we have collected best 15 photos of Dashain Ping swing. Dashain Ping swing are Pings which are made of bamboo and wood on Dashain festival in Nepal. Nepali people are playing with the Dashain Ping very interesting and with full of fun.

Ping in the Dashain festival of Nepal is seen in all over the Nepal. Dashain Ping swing is played by the Nepali people in the countryside of Nepal. There are various types of Pings made in Dashain festival of Nepal. Types of Dashain Pings are Rote Ping, Linge Ping etc.

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Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a Writer of 12 Nepali Books, Director of Maithili films, Founder of Radio Stations, Designer of Websites and Editor of Some Nepali Blogs.

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