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President’s message on Jitiya festival

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KATHMANDU—President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that the festivals of the country help maintain unity in diversity, religious tolerance and social goodwill, hence their originality needs to be preserved and continued.

In a message today on the occasion of jitiya festival, President Bhandari has said that the various festivals observed in our country diverse with various ethnicities, language and culture have helped protect and promote their own norms and values.

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She has also extended best wishes for happiness, peace and prosperity for all Nepali sisters living at home and broad, and observing this festival wishing for happiness of their family and long-life of their  loved ones.

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Mahanawami being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Mahanawami, the ninth day of Bada Dashain, is being observed throughout the country.

Since early morning, a large number of devotees visit the temples of goddesses Mahakali, Shri Mahalaxmi and Durga Bhagawati.

On this day, prayers are offered and Durga Saptasati recited at the Shaktipeeths.

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Chicken, ducks, goats, sheep and buffaloes are sacrificed and vegetarians offer coconuts, radish, bottle-gourds, etc in the place of animals.

Thousands of people worship at the Taleju Bhawani temple at Hanumandhoka which is opened once a year on the day of Mahanawami.

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