KATHMANDU, Oct 23: On the occasion of the Bada Dashain festival, Fulpati has been taken into the homes as per the tradition throughout the country today.
Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashain Ghar on the seventh day of the Bada Dashain festival.
The Fulpati is brought to Kathmandu as per the Vedic rites to be anointed at the Dashain Ghar at the Hanumandhoka Durbar.
“The decorated palanquin was sent from Gorkha on a government vehicle (Ba 2 Jha 3221) at an auspicious time at 9:10 after performing puja and rituals,” said Hari Prasad Bhusal, chief of Gorkha Durbar Caretaking Office.
Though the Dashain festival begins from Ghatasthapana, the festival sees special fervor from the day of Fulpati.
All government as well as private offices close down from today encouraging people to go back to their respective ancestral homes and take blessings from Durga Bhawani as well as their elders.