Fulpati sent for Kathmandu from GorkhaThe fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and plants, sent for Hanumandhoka at 8 am today.
As part of the centuries-old tradition, the fulpati procession on Saturday left the Gorkha's Dashain Ghar at 8 am with ritualistic offerings and homage for Kathmandu's Hanumandhoka Durbar.
The fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and plants, was sent for Hanumandhoka.
The fulpati will be received at the Hanumandhoka Durbar and given access inside amidst a ceremony this evening.
The tradition’s provenance dates more than two centuries back when Gorkha’s King Prithvi Narayan Shah commenced his royal proceedings from Hanumandhoka Durbar following the conquest of Kantipur.
The fulpati is an assortment of nine ingredients called 'Navapatriva' which includes banana stalks, pomegranate, rice stalks, and wood apple tree plants, among others.
Here are some photos the Post’s reporter Hariram Upreti captured.