Devotees throng Kumbheshwor fair
Lalitpur, Aug. 29: Thousands of devotees have thronged the Bumbheshwor Temple at Bangalamukhi in Lalitpur to pay homage to the deity from early morning today.
As per the tradition, the devotees take a holy dip, change the 'Janai' (the sacred thread) around their bodies from the left shoulder, receive the 'Rakshya Bandhan and offer Pooja every year on the occasion of Janai Purnima Festival in this temple.
It is said that a large number of locals from Patan, Chapagaun, Harisiddhi, Thaiba, Dhapakhel, Sunakothi, Bungmati, Khokana, Godawari have arrived in Kumbheshwor.
Meanwhile, Bombo, a conjurer in Tamang community play Dhyangro (a traditional playing instrument) and perform cultural shows. Such cultural processions are held in the remote Kaleshwor, Shankhu, Gotikhel, Malta and other areas in the district.
Ranju Kumari Jha (Thakur) is chairperson of the Women, Elderly Citizens and Social Welfare Committee of the Legislature-Parliament. Born in 2023 BS in Rajbiraj, CPN-UML lawmaker Jha plunged into student politics in 2045 BS, and became a member of the All Nepal National Free Students Union. She got elected...