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August 15, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, August 15: Janai Purnima is one of the greatest festivals celebrated by Hindus across Nepal.  It falls on Shrawan Sukla Purnima every year.

‘Janai Purnima’ is the festival that embodies multicultural aspects of Nepali society. Every year this festival is observed on Shrawan Shukla Purnima, according to the Hindu calendar and is celebrated in different ways.

Janai Purnima festival today

August 15, 2019 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The twin festivals of 'Janai Purnima' and 'Rakshya Bandhan' are being observed across the country today. The festivals are basically observed by the majority of Hindus in the country.

This year the festival Janai Purnima is being observed on Thursday and this festival is celebrated having feasts of Kwati or sprout lentils. On this day, nine types of beans are sprouted and these mixed beans make a good traditional Nepali soup. Here, we share with you all that you need to know about sprouting beans:

RASUWA, Aug 26: The number of pilgrims visiting Gosaikunda, a high-altitude tourist destination as well as a popular Hindu religious site, has been increasing in recent years. Almost 3,000 pilgrims have reached the place in the past week, particularly to observe the Janai Purnima festival. The festival runs for 10 days.

Binding faith with strings

August 26, 2018 07:52 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Janai Purnima has a close tie with strings. Every ethnic group that observes the festival carries diverse religious beliefs. However, each division has a common point of unification – the scared threads.

Devotees throng Gosaikunda

August 24, 2018 11:01 am

RASUWA, Aug 24: The number of pilgrims visiting Gosaikunda to attend the fair on 26 August on the occasion of Janai Purnima is on the rise. Chairman of Gosaikunda Area Development Committee Sanjeev DM shared that 2,000 plus visitors have already arrived in Gosaikunda till Thursday evening. The Gosaikunda Area Development Committee has expected the arrival of around 15,000 visitors for taking holy bath in the Gosaikunda lake.