Fulpati being observed today

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Kathmandu: Fulpati, the seventh day of Bada Dashain festival is being observed today. On the occasion, the Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is being taken into the homes as per tradition throughout the country.

In the capital, the Fulpati is anointed at the Dashaighar 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 Dashaighar at the Hanumandhoka Durbar.

A procession along with cultural pageantry leaves Hanuman Dhoka for Jamal with the Fulpati.

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 this occasion, the Nepal Army organizes a parade at Tundikhel that includes gun firing, which is observed by the president and government officials every year.