BHAKTAPUR, Oct 12: The Kubhimde Jatra celebrated at Balkumari neighbourhood of Madhyapur Thimi on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami concluded on Wednesday.
The festival known as Khann in the local Newari dialect started after planting the Jamara at the Taleju temple at Lyaku area. As per the tradition of the Kubhimde Jatra, the Fulpati – an assortment of different plants and flowers – is brought from Siddhikali temple on the day of Fulpati to Taleju Dashain Ghar where animal sacrifice of a buffalo and a goat is held.
The head of the buffalo and the Kubhimde is taken towards Balkumwari accompanied by a musical procession on Vijaya Dashami day.
The Kubhimde Jatra concluded after a Kamacharya performed ritualistic worship of the Kubhimde. It is believed that those taking a piece of Kubhimde to their homes will be blessed with happiness and peace and the piece is even rumored to work as medicine. RSS