Celebrated in Kathmandu by the Newar community, this Nepalese event, also known as the Festival of the Cow, is full of colour, comedy, satire and parody. The festival remembers the dead and worships Yamraj (The God of Death). The current form of the celebration is believed to have begun during the rule of King Pratap Malla after his son died at a very young age. The queen was overwhelmed with grief and King Malla offered the people of the city a reward if they could make her smile. People added costumes, humour and performances to the traditional procession and made her smile. Everyone who has lost a loved one in the year participates in a procession through the streets leading a ceremonial cow. In Hindu religion, the cow is believed to help the souls of the dead cross the eternal river and help their journey to heaven.