Khiji Chandeshwari

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Khiji Chandeshwari
खिजी चण्डेश्वरी
Khiji
Village development committee
Khiji-2-Okhaldhunga-Nepal.jpg
Nickname(s): खिजी
Khiji Chandeshwari is located in Nepal
Khiji Chandeshwari
Khiji Chandeshwari
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°26′N 86°19′E / 27.43°N 86.31°E / 27.43; 86.31Coordinates: 27°26′N 86°19′E / 27.43°N 86.31°E / 27.43; 86.31
Country    Nepal
Zone Sagarmatha Zone
District Okhaldhunga District
Government
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,044
Languages
 • Sunuwar, Kiranti Nepali
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Khiji Chandeshwari खिँजी/खिँचि,or खिजी चण्डेश्वरी is a village development committee in Okhaldhunga District in the Sagarmatha Zone of mid-eastern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 3001 living in 590 individual households.[1]

{Khiji or Khijee and Khichee (खिँजी-खिँचि) is same tone. Is Koich (Sunuwar language),
1. Khichi/khijee (खिँजी-खिँचि) Name of Father Koich(Sunuwar) सुनुवार जाति
2. Khi=House, Ji(Chee/Jee)= behind (is mean Behind The House)}
The Village: Khijee Chandeswari Village Development Committee (VDC) is situated in Eastern Development Region of the country. The district is Okhaldhunga and the zone is Sagarmatha. The VDC covers around 35 square kilometers with around 4000 villagers. The village has one secondary school.

Ethnicities[edit]

Around 83% out of around 4000 villagers are from indigenous group of people. Their caste is called Sunuwar (Mukhiya) (Kirat)Dynasty. They have their own traditions, cultures, language and customs etc. The rest are NEWAR (also indigenous), DAMAI (socially discriminated people, so called small caste), KAMI (socially discriminated people, so called small caste), Bhujel, Newar, SHERPA (also indigenous people).

Occupations[edit]

Around 95% of villagers are depended on agriculture. They have little piece of land where they cultivate crops in a traditional way. The agriculture products last for only 6–8 months and the rest of the year they just live with half stomach.

Education[edit]

Education is light of life. In Khiji Chandeswari Village Development Committee, there is no even a university. After the completion of lower secondary and high secondary education the students need to walk at least 90 minutes to reach the 10+2 which are situated in other Villages. There are very few students who have the luck to see the college and university. They can be count on fingers.
श्री चन्डेश्वरी माध्यमिक विद्यालय, खिजी ओखलढुङ्गा Shree Chandeshwari Madhyamik Vidyalaya Koshpala, Khiji, Okhaldhunga, Nepal

Development[edit]

The district headquarters is approximately 35 kilometers from the village. Almost all local development administrations are situated in the headquarters of the district. Being an uneducated people, there is no one to support for the development of the village. There is no infrastructural development in the village except a health post and a lower secondary school. It takes around 18 hours to reach the close road transportation from the village. Many people even just day dream about motor-bus and aero-planes. They did not see the real motor buses and aero planes in their life. There is no electricity, so the villagers have to depend on wood fuel. There is no safe drinking water and irrigation for agriculture. There is no any scientific cultivation system. People just follow traditional agriculture system and depend on rainfall for cultivation. All the above-mentioned truths are the true story of Khijee Chandeswari Village.

Language[edit]

Sunuwar koich Lo sunuwar

Halli Game[edit]

Halli is Game of Sunuwar : हाल्ली खेल

Chandi Naach[edit]

Sunuwar culture

Trekking area[edit]

Khiji Tholedemaba trek and route of Everes Base camp

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001", Nepal's Village Development Committees, Digital Himalaya, archived from the original on 12 October 2008, retrieved 15 November 2009 .

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