Kathmandu– Dhanya Purnima is being celebrated today by offering worship to paddy crop.
Many communities celebrate the festival by making different food item from the new rice and offer it to god and goddesses.
A fair is organized today at different places including Dhaneshwor of Kavrepalanchowk, Anantalingeshwor of Bhaktapur and Champadevi on the occasion.
Meanwhile, people of the Newar Community are celebrating Yomari Purnima today with excitement and joy of harvesting of new paddy crop.
Yomari Purnima is also called as Yomari Punhi. It is also celebrated as the biggest festival of the Newar Community.
Yomari is a food item made from rice flour, molasses or khuwa and sesame. The Newar community also celebrates Yomari Purnima by worshipping the place where paddy is stored.
Similarly, the Gurung community in the country is marking ‘Tamu Lhosar’ or New Year festival today with much fanfare.
As the meaning of ‘Lho’ refers to the year and ‘Sar’ means to change, this day is called ‘Tamu Lhosar’ in the Gurung community.
Likewise, Udhauli festival is being celebrated by the Kirat Community today.