People across Nepal are engrossed in the celebrations of the Fulpati festival with traditional gaiety and religious fervor today.
Fulpati is marked on the seventh day of the auspicious Dashain festival. In the Nepali language, ‘Ful’ means flowers and ‘pati’ means leaves and plants. So, on this occasion, Nepalis bring nine types of Fulpati into their homes.
It is believed that Fupati represents nine Goddesses, who bring wealth, health, and prosperity to the homes.
Every year, the main celebrations of the festival will be held at the Basantpur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, where Fulpati will be brought to Dashainghar from Jamal in a traditional procession with vedic rituals.
President Bhandari, Prime Minister Oli, representatives of diplomatic missions, army personnel, and other government officers will attend a special parade being held at the Army Pavilion on this occasion.
However, this year, all the celebrations and programs were being conducted following health protocols due to the pandemic.
Even though the Dashain festival starts on the first day of Navaratri, the day of Fatpati marks the start of the main celebrations. All the government and private offices have been closed from today to celebrate the festival.
NepaliSansar Wishes All Nepalis A Happy Fulpati Festival!