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Koĩts Culture

Sunuwar people, also known as Mukhia, are one of the four branches of the Kirati tribe and their origins can be traced back to the Wallo Kirat region which falls on the banks of the Sunkoshi River in Eastern Nepal. The term Sunuwar was used because they lived on the banks of the Sunkoshi River. They are animists and employ Shamans and Naso (lineage priest) for their rituals.
The Sunuwar cultural backdrop is highly imbued with ritual motifs, not just in the traditions handed over by the ancestors, but by the perceived occupation of indiscernible entities, such as nature and ancestral spirits.