Frequently Asked Questions
सुर्योदय संगै फेवाताल अनि वरीपरी को रमणीय गांउहरु अनि प्राकृतीक
सौन्दर्यले भरीपुर्ण भीर अनि
बन पाखाहरुको लोभलाग्दो दृश्यहरु देखिने र
माछापुछ्रे अनि अन्नपुर्ण हिम श्रृंखला को आत्मीय स्पर्श पाउने मात्र
नभई पंचासेको मायालु
आशीष बोकेको अतिनै सुन्दर अनि मनमोहक गांउको नाम
हो तामागी ।
सुर्यास्त पछी सांझ पख नेपालको पर्यटकीय सुन्दर
को बत्तीहरुको झिलमीलहाट देखिने मात्र नभई, त्यही शहर संग दुई वटा सडकले
जोडीएको र अहिलेको समयको माग अनुसार सम्पुर्ण आवश्यक पुर्वाधारहरु र
अन्य भौतीक सुबिधाहरुले सुसम्पन्न भएता पनि, लगभग ३०० वर्ष अघी देखी यस
गांउमा बसोबास गर्दै आई रहेका गुरुङ मुलका जातीहरु केही दशक अघी देखि
समयको माग पुरा गर्नको निम्ती हो या अन्य बिविध कारणहरुले गर्दा हुन
आफ्नो गांउ छोडी शहर, बजार अनि बिदेश तिर पलायन भएको कुरा एउटा मार्मीक
सत्य हो । अहिले त्यस गाउंमा मानीसको बसोबास पटक्कै छैन, जस्ले गर्दा
यो गाउं एउटा समसानघारी जस्तै हुन पुगेको छ भन्नुमा कुनै त्रुटी नहोला
। र यस्तो घनघोर सत्यता लाई आत्मसात गर्दै यहांका पुर्व बासिन्दाहरुले
आफ्नु जन्मभुमीलाई बिर्सनु हुन्न भनेर बिभिन्न प्रकारका उत्साहबर्द्बक
अभियानहरु संचालन गर्दै आई रहेको भएता पनि यस गांउको प्राकृतीक
सौन्दर्य, संस्कृतीहरु अनि सम्पदाहरु स्यहार सुसार नपाई अब लोप हुने
स्थितीमा भएको सत्यता लाई लुकाएर लुकाउन नसकिने स्थितीमा छ । भविश्यले
नयां कांचुली फेरेर यस गाउंको महत्वपुर्ण प्राकृतीक सौन्दर्य, सम्पदा,
संस्कार अनि ईतिहांस सदाको लागी जिवन्त रही रहन्छ होला भनी हामी आशावादी
Tamagi is a small and beautiful Gurung
village located in the mid-Western part of Nepal.
The village is linked by
from Pokhara via Kandhe in
the Pokhara-Baglung Highway. It takes about two hours to get there
from Pokhara by public and private transport, and approximately five hours
by foot. There is also a new road linking Pokhara to Tamagi, which
go past Lakeside, Pame, Thula Khet, Lampata, Chain Pur, Harpan and
Kuire Danda. However, there are no public transport services
available to Tamagi as yet from Thula Khet and Lampata. Tamagi is also
accessible by "goreto" (foot trail/track) from Ghati Chhina, where there
is a regular bus service to and from Pokhara.
surrounded by the following neighbouring villages: Dam Dame,
Kutpi Danda, Sidhane, Bange, Bhanjyang, Arthar, Panchase, Chitre,
Bhadaure, Paundar, Lumle, Kandhe, Nau Danda, Kuire Danda, Harpan,
Ghati Chhina etc.
Tamagi there are sections of areas, which are known as Naije (Bhainsi
Goth), Mronje, Chule Danda, Niyale, Alainchi Bari, Koi Phera Danda,
Bagh Khor Danda, Devi Than, Lyha Khora (Goru Goth), Jaljale, Thanti,
Deurali, Neme Khor, Lisha Dhun, Shilu Konh, Chaudhu Khola, Tihghue,
Tangue, Kitli, Ghai Mro (ghaiya bari), Khamirjong, Mahabhir,
Kabrho Nho (khar bari) etc.
This village is famous for its proud Gurung
warriors, who ranks among the best fighters in the world, if not
better. Some of the brave Gurungs from this village were highly decorated
in the Nepal war, First World War, Second World War and many other
operations and wars the history has ever witnessed.
The village has
all the basic facilities such as fresh water supply, electricity, telecommunication, a primary school and many other things, despite
being empty for quite some time.
Machhapuchhare Development Office (MDO) has its
branch office in Tamagi, which plays a pivotal role in the
development of the surrounding
areas, including conservation of Fewa lake.
This beautiful village overlooks the Fewa Lake and Pokhara in the South
who used to make up the main population here, have left the village long
ago in search of jobs and better life elsewhere. However, the village is being looked after by our senior citizens by paying regular
visits from Pokhara, Chitwan and Kathmandu. The village still
receives a lot of interest and contribution on a regular basis for local
development from its people, whichever part of the world they may be living in.
Bishwakarmas and Pariyars, who still live in the
outskirts of this village and nearby village, Kuire Danda (Foggy
Hill), are the ones who keep the surrounding areas of the village alive
Gurungs of this village are
still known and referred to as: Bajekailimai Parah, Bahemai Parah,
Danda Gharemai Parah, Heunbalmai Parah, Dhinsarthemai Parah, Jamdarmai
Parah, Kohnmai Parah (Ghodane), Krathemai Parah (Siran Ghare),
Krohnmain Parah (Mukhiya), Lemmai Parah (Lamchhane), Methemai Parah (Puchhar
Ghare), Mhathemai Parah (Majha Ghare) and so on.
Lama) of Tamagi are believed to have come to Tamagi from Naije in
Lamjung district in and around Bikram Sambat (B.S.) 1260 (7th
centuries ago). Second brother is believed to have gone to Tanchok
direct, and third brother to Aati Ghar, both in Kaski district.
They are therefore sometime referred to as Naijerbai Puimai.
Puimai of Aati Ghar are believed to have received Lama Chaur in
Pokhara as a gift from the then ruling government of Nepal.
are believed to have come from Armala in Kaski district. Some
suggest that they have come from Siklish in Lamjung district at the
same time as Puimai. They are believed to have come to Tamagi on
the special request of Puimai in order to continue to maintain the tie
close relationship of "kutum" (in-laws).
Kohnmai (Ghodane) are
also believed to have come to Tamagi from Armala in Kaski district.
However, some stories also suggest that they have come to Tamagi with their
mother from Bhumdi in Syangja district in and around B.S. 1860, and
continued to live and settle in Tamagi.
The main occupation of the
people of this village in the past has been agriculture, farming and
military services, both British and Indian. Main products of this village
rice, wheat, millet, barley,
maize, mustard, oilseed, and potatoes.
Buddhist is the main
religion, however, Dashain and Tihar are also celebrated with great
respect as a part of a national festival. 15th of Poush is the most
important day in everybody's calendar, when the "Lho/Barga" changes.
On this day everybody gets older by one year. In modern day, Lhosar
literally means: it is the birthday for everybody. This day is
therefore celebrated by having a combined "seukai" (picnic) by
bringing in new harvest (which in this case is rice) from everbody's
house. Kul/Peetri Puja (A puja to remember their ancestors) is carried out
by everybody. Gaidu Puja is also carried out when "Khir" (Rice Pudding) is the
main dish of the day.
The village has a "Devi Than" where annual
worshipping of god and goddesses (Devi Deutas) with "Puja Path" is carried
out once a year.
Languages spoken are both
Tamuki (Gurung) & Preghee/Khas (Nepali).
People, who were originated from
this village, are now scattered all over the world for
better prospects, greater achievements and success.
To name but a few: UK, USA, Australia, Hong Kong, Norway,
India and other parts of Europe and Asia.
Panchase, a popular
both tourists and Nepalese pilgrims alike, is three hours walk up the hill
from the village. Panchase is also known for its beautiful pond,
which makes the place even more attractive.
A popular belief is that you can never see a leaf in the pond as birds pluck
leaving the pond absolutely
clean all year round.
Panchase is a famous tourist spot for early morning view
of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Himalayan ranges.
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If you wish to know more about
Tamagi and its people, please contact the Webmaster who would be more than
happy to point you to the right direction.
We organise get-togethers in
Pokhara, UK, Hong Kong, Australia and other countries once a year. By attending
these events you can slowly find about your roots and family connections in
The trend of people preferring to migrate from one
place to another seeking better life is the only sole reason, anyone can
think of, why people have chosen to settle elsewhere.
Mr Deo Bahadur Gurung, aged 74 years
(in 2007), and his wife are
the only ones, who still keep the clock ticking in the village.
As far as the people,
who were born in this village, are
concerned the feeling is fairly positive.
Once the monsoon
season is over, the festive season will be upon everybody. The ideal
time therefore is from October till March every year.