Kathmandu :- Fulpati, the seventh day of Bada Dashain festival was observed today. On the occasion, the Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, was taken into the homes as per tradition throughout the country today.
In the capital, the Fulpati was anointed at the Dashaighar on the seventh day of the Bada Dashain festival. The Fulpati was brought to Kathmandu as per the Vedic rites to be anointed at the Dashaighar at the Hanumandhoka Durbar.
A procession along with cultural pageantry leaved Hanuman Dhoka for Jamal with the Fulpati. It was carried out this year by observing the health protocol to the spread of the Corona Virus, said Chief of the Hanumandhoka caretaker office Sandip Khanal.
During the monarchy, the King, as the Head of State, used to attend the Fulpati ritual at Dashainghar, but with the foundation of Republic, the Minister for Culture is attending, said the Durbar Museum Development Committee.
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. On the occasion, the Nepal Army organises a parade at Tundikhel that includes gun firing, which is observed by the president and government officials every year.
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