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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

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The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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Tripurasundari Jatra begins

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BAITADI— A cultural and religious festival has kicked off in famous Tripurasundari Bhagawati Temple of Baitadi district from today.

It is believed that the devotees’ wishes come true after worshiping in the temple.

Chairman of the Festival Management Committee, Ganesh Singh Thapa said that liquor intake is prohibited and other measures have been applied to make the festival managed and decent.

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The festival is popularly known as Karkit Jat and is organized annually.

Thousands of devotees from neighbouring districts of the Far-Western Province and even from neighbouring country India throng the temple to pay homage.

On the occasion of the Kartik Jat, the animals including he-buffaloes and he-goats are sacrificed.

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