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Bibaha Panchami festival observed with fanfare
Dec 13, 2018-
Indian State of Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said Nepal and India have cordial relations since time immemorial, and common religious and cultural ties boost them further.
Adityanath arrived in Janakpur on Wednesday to attend Ram-Janaki Bibaha Panchami, leading a wedding procession from Indian town of Ayodhya.
Nepal-India relations are precious which is strengthened by religion and culture, he said.
Province 2 CM Mohammad Lalbabu Raut and Adityanath spoke at the event held here at the Rangabhumi ground after Swoyambar, the main ritual of the weeklong Bibaha Panchami festival.
Adityanath arrived in Janakpur Airport in a private plane at 10:30am. Federal Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari, Province 2 CM Raut along with all provincial ministers reached the airport to welcome Adityanath in the historic town.
Adityanath and the accompanying entourage proceeded to Janaki Temple from the airport and offered pooja for half an hour.
Mahantha and other sages welcomed Adityanath in the temple. He addressed the mass gathering at the temple premises briefly in Nepali language and said, “Everyone wants to pay homage in Janakpur and Ayodhya. I feel proud to be here”.
After offering his worship, Adityanath went to the CM office and attended a lunch reception hosted by the Province 2 government.
Janakpur hosts a special event every year on the occasion of Bibaha Panchami to commemorate the wedding ceremony of Hindu Goddess Sita, the daughter of King Janak, with Lord Ram, son of Ayodhya’s King Dashrath.
During his visit to Janakpur, Adityanath also held a political meeting with the
presidium members of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N).
Adityanath met with the co-ordinator of the RJP-N presidium Rajendra Mahato and presidium members Mahantha Thakur, Anil Jha and the party’s general secretary Jitendra Sonal in CM Raut’s official residence.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also met with Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal General Secretary Ram Sahaya Yadav.
A leader, who attended the meeting, said that no political topics were discussed by the Indian chief minister during the meeting.
Published: 13-12-2018 09:08