Phulpati observed with fanfare in the country

- RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI, Kathmandu

Oct 17, 2018-

On the occasion of Bada Dashain festival, Nepalis observed Phulpati with great fervor as per the tradition throughout the country on Tuesday.

Phulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashaighar on the seventh day of the Bada Dashain festival.

The Phulpati is brought to Kathmandu as per the Vedic rites to be anointed at the Dashaighar at the Hanumandhoka Durbar.

The Gurujyuko Platoon, the Nepal Army, Nepal police, and high-ranking officials of Armed Police and civil service, the Asha Gurja team, band music, and panchebaja bands, and a procession along with cultural pageantry leave Hanuman Dhoka for Jamal with the Phulpati.

In the era of monarchy, the king, as the head of state, used to attend the Phulpati ritual at Dashainghar. After Nepal became a republic, the minister for culture attends the event, according to the Durbar Museum Development Committee.

The auspicious hour to bring the phulpati this year is fixed at 4:00pm. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, and local level representatives in Kathmandu have been invited to attend the ritual.

Though the Dashain festival begins from Ghatasthapana the festival sees special fervor from the phulpati.

All government as well as private offices close from Tuesday encouraging people to go back to their respective ancestral homes and receive blessings from goddess Durga Bhawani as well as from their parents and other senior members in the family.

Published: 17-10-2018 08:16

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