GORKHA, Oct 2: A palanquin with 'fulpati' was dispatched to Hanumandhoka in Kathmandu from the Dashain Ghar at Gorkha Durbar today on the seventh day of Dashain, the biggest festival of Nepal.
The helpers at the palace sent the decorated palanquin at an auspicious time at 8:15AM on Sunday morning after performing puja and rituals. Fulpati is a collection of seven different plants that are considered auspicious during Dashain.
According to Hari Prasad Bhusal, chief of Gorkha Durbar Caretaking Office, the flowers prepared by helpers and the priests of Gorakhkali temple, were sent to Hanumandhoka on a government vehicle (Ba 2 Jha 3882).
Bhushal said Fulpati will be kept in Gorkha Durbar on Sunday evening. Prithivi Narayan Shah, the then king of Gorkha and unifier of modern Nepal, started the tradition. Since then, it continues.