Fulpati is being observed today throughout the country on the auspicious occasion of 10-day long Dashain festival by taking the Fulpati into the homes as per the tradition.
As a part of the religious and cultural celebration, Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashainghar in Hanuman Dhoka in Basantapur of Kathmandu on the seventh day of the festivity.
The tradition is that the Fulpati is carried by six men belonging to Magar indigenous nationality from Gorkha Durbar in Gorkha district up to Jivanpur in Dhading. Six other men from the Brahman community from Kathmandu who travel to Jivanpur then carry it to Kathmandu.
Fulpati thereafter has been brought to Jamal of Kathmandu from Gorkha on a decorated palanquin.
Though Dashain festival begins from Ghatasthapana,the festival sees special fervor from the day of Fulpati.
The government as well as private offices close down from today for the Dashain holidays encouraging people to go back to their respective ancestral homes and take blessings from Durga Bhawani as well as their elders.
A Fulpati celebration was organized at the Army Pavilion, Tundikhel today.
The Fulpati was performed in the presence of President Bidya Devi Bhandari. The Nepalese Army soldiers opened celebratory rifle and canon fire on the occasion. They also presented a march-past.
Likewise, the Army's special celebrations squad presented the 'honour offering' display and the various companies presented celebratory march-past and other displays. They also formed into the shape of the national flag.