President Bhandari pays worships to Kumari on Indrajatra

09/06/2017

Kathmandu, Sept. 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday paid homage to living Goddess Kumari at Basantapur Durbar square on the occasion of 'Indrajatra' festival. She also offered worship and offerings to Lord Ganesh and Bhairav, and received prasad from the priest. 

The festival which is celebrated in the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley, and Dhulikhel and Dolakha, begins on the Bhadra Shukla Chaturdansi of the Nepali month of Bhadra, and lasts eight days. On the first day, a sacred wooden poll (Lingo) with flags on its top is erected at Hanuman Dhoka, the historic place of Nepal. During the festival, chariot processions and typical cultural songs and dances are performed. The sacred wooden poll is called 'Indradhwojotthan'. On the bottom of the pole, Lord Bhairav is worshipped. The festival is celebrated as a triumph over enemies. 

Meanwhile, President Bhandari attended a programme organised in the premises of Basantapur Durbar Square where various cultural pageants and dances of Newari community were performed. 

Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli, Speaker Onsari Gharti, ministers, chief of constitutional bodies, security agency's chiefs and representatives of diplomatic missions among others attended the programme. RSS 

 

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