Date: October 14, 2010
Venue: All over Nepal, especially the Durga Temples
It is the seventh day of Dasain. Dasain is Nepal’s biggest annual festival. It is celebrated for fifteen days starting from the new moon of Asoj (September or October). Also known as Durga Puja or Dashera, this festival marks the victory of goddess Durga over the demon king Mahisasur.
On Fulpati (flower and small vegetation), a jar containing sacred flowers is brought to Hanuman Dhoka Palace from Gorkha. A procession containing the air riflemen of Guruju Platoon, bands of army and police, bramhins who carry the flowers and vegetations brought from Gorkha and locals starts from Jamal to the Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Army shows parade in Tundikhel which is watched by the President, Prime Minister and other high level dignitaries.
Flowers and small vegetation like banana, sugarcane, ginger are offered to Goddess Durga in each home which have grown barley shoots.