Dashain holiday ferver grips across nation, fulpati being observed

KATHMANDU: On the seventh day of the Bada Dashain festival, the Fulpati is being taken into the homes as per tradition throughout the country today.

Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashaighar on the seventh day of the 10-day Bada Dashain festival.

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 fervour from the day of Fulpati.

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