Kathmandu: Phulpati, the seventh day of the Bada Dashain festival is being observed across the country today.
On the occasion, the Phulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is taken to the homes as per tradition.
The Fulpati is anointed at the Dashain Ghar 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 Dashain Ghar in the Hanumandhoka Durbar.
A procession along with cultural pageantry leaves Hanuman Dhoka for Jamal with the Phulpati.
Although the Bada Dashain festival begins from Ghatasthapana the festival sees special fervour from the day of Phulpati.
All government and private offices close from Phulpati encouraging people to go back to their respective ancestral homes and take blessings from Durga Bhawani as well as their elders.
On the occasion of Phulpati, the Nepali Army organises a parade at Tundikhel that includes gun firing, which is observed by the president and government officials every year.