LALITPOUR — Lalitpur has selected a new Kumari replacing Yunika Bajracharya on Monday.
A Kumari selection committee in Hakhabahal of Lalitpur has selected a five-year-old Nihira Bajracharya of Lalitpur as the new Kumari, according to Lalitpur Taleju priest Niran Rajopadhya. Kumari is regarded as the living goddess in Nepal.
Currently Yunika Bajracharya is the Kumari of Lalitpur. And young girls from Bajracharya and Shakya clan of Newar ethnicity are selected as living goddess.
According to Kumari tradition, a young girl is held Kumari until she reaches her puberty. The current Kumari was selected four years ago.
The new Kumari will be officially instituted to the revered position on 17 February.Follow @gorkhapost
Mid-Hill highway opens door of prosperity: Minister Adhikari
GALKOT- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Mid-Hill highway had opened the door of prosperity.
He added that the highway was easing the transportation service of the hilly people.
Inaugurating the Badigad Festival and Nwagi Fair-2075 BS here in Baglung district on Saturday, Minister Adhikari stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures to strengthen the nationality and create harmony among the people.
The festival organizer committee coordinator Tika Paija shared that the festival was organized to preserve domestic culture and promote local tourism.
The festival will run until November 25.