Sapkota, Prakash (2010). The Ritual Use of Jhakro in Magar
Community. In Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Vol . 4.
Annotation by: Dr Govind Prasad Thapa The researcher describes the thesis in the abstract in the following
para: “Human- plant relation is tightly attached on life of human beings. From the beginning of civilization, people used many plants and
their products for different purpose to adopt with their environment. The essential and valuable materials including plant species are
gathered, used, saved and always remain hunger for knowledge yet now. They developed different kinds of ceremonies and rituals and
include valuable materials and plants within it to protect and remains as indigenous knowledge in particular communities and groups….the
issue of material culture to search why people used plants in their rituals with reference to a plant species the Jhakro the Magars inhabitant of
Baglung district, western Nepal. The research was carried out by using descriptive and exploratory research design. Observation, interview
and group discussion were used in the field for primary data collection. The Magars are rich in their rituals among them death and kul pujane
rituals are significant for cohesive and solidarity of the group; within these rituals a shrub plant species with special type of smell remains in
central position for purity and soul. They believed that in death ritual all the polluted activities are purified and in kul pujane Jhakro acts as
purity as well as help to join their ancestors with them.”