Duration: 3Hrs. | Booking Period: 2 days advance booking
Experience Timing: Morning : 8 am-11 am | Evening : 5 pm -8 pm
Dive deeper into Newari culture in this fun and unique Experience, where you learn the intricate Ranjana Newari script while enjoying delicious traditional food and drink! During the Ranjana Lipi (script) workshop, local experts will teach guests how to write the ancient script using a customary bamboo pen and ink on canvas paper. Sip on a traditional Newari drink from an earthen cup as you practice your Ranjana Lipi strokes, and take breaks to enjoy authentic Newari dishes, including the most mouth watering and traditional Samay Baji. As the writing and feasting comes to an end, you depart with fond memories and full tummies, as well as your own Ranjana script framed as a special memento.
The Experience begins as you join the gurus in a peaceful Newari courtyard tucked away amongst the bustling streets of the historic Patan area. Here you will be greeted with Sagun, a customary Newari welcome, along with a glass of Paa:ti, a refreshing Newar summer drink. And then the Ranjana Lipi workshop begins!
The Ranjana Lipi gurus, local experts in Ranjana script writing, will guide everyone through the workshop, starting with how to hold a traditional bamboo pen and use ink to write the script. The gurus will then demonstrate how to write several letters from the Ranjana Lipi alphabet, and guests will get to practicing their strokes. A traditional Newari drink is served during the session, so you can enjoy sipping from your earthen cup as you work. After a hard-working practice session, guests will take a well-deserved break to enjoy a delicious Newari snack and refreshment.
For the final session of the workshop, guests will choose a word of their choice, and our gurus will help and guide each guest in how to write their word in Ranjana Lipi. Once you’ve had the chance to practice your word, you’ll write your most perfected version on canvas paper, which will be framed for you to take home as a Koseli or gift from the experience. But you wouldn’t be living Newari culture to the fullest if you didn’t eat Samay Baji! To conclude the event, you will get the opportunity to enjoy Samay Baji, the most traditional and mouth watering of Newari dishes.