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.

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