October 29 : President Bidya Devi Bhandari offered the seven-coloured bhaitika to her two younger brothers– Tejendra Pandey and Degendra Pandey– at the auspicious hour of 11.55 am at Chapaliheight, Kathmandu, today.
In a special ceremony held on the occasion of the Bhaitika festival, President Bhandari put offered tika and garlands of makhamali and blessing to the two brothers, said President’s Chief Personal Secretary, Bheshraj Adhikari. She also presented dry fruits and sweets to her brothers. The President’s brothers also presented her the gifts on the occasion.
Prior to this, President Bhandari performed the rituals of paying homage to the lamp, kalasha (the holy urn), Ganesha as well as the Ashtachiranjivi and the Yamayamuna deities as per the time-honoured tradition.