Dashain celebrations escalate, people return home closing offices

Fullpaati, Dahain, Nepal, Bada dashain

KATHMANDU: Dashain celebrating has escalated across Nepal on Sunday on the seventh day of the ten day festival.  Fulpati an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashaighar in Kathmandu and taken home by people.

The Fulpati 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 decorated kalsyoulis, and a procession along with cultural pageantry leave Hanuman Dhoka for Jamal with the Fulpati.

Though Dashain festival begins from Ghatasthapana, the festival sees special fervor from the day of Fulpati.

All government as well as private offices close from today encouraging people to go back to their ancestral homes and take blessings from Durga Bhawani as well as their elders. RSS