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Ram-Janaki Vibah Utsav: UDMF announces to block President Bhandari’s Janakpur visit, blazes effigy

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JANAKPURDHAM — Vivaha Panchami, one of the festivals of Hindu devotees, which celebrates the divine wedding of Lord Ram and Sita is being observed with huge fanfare in Janakpur today.

The day is of great importance at the famous Janaki temple of Janakpur which is regarded as the birth place of Goddess Sita.

Special pujas and ceremonies have been held since early in the morning at temples across Janakpur including renowned Janaki, Ram and Dashrath temples.

Janaki, more popular with the name Sita in legends, was born in Janakpurdham, and married to Ram, the prince of Ayoddhya, according to Ramayana. Their marriage anniversary is commemorated carrying out different rituals in Nepal and India on Vivaha Panchami – the fifth day of waxing moon in the month of Mansir (November-December).

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to visit Janakpur to join in the notorious Ram-Janaki Vivaha Utsav on Wednesday.

President Bhandari is scheduled to arrive here in Janakpurdham boarding a helicopter and take part in different rituals, according to Kali Prasad Parajuli, the Chief District Officer.

Meanwhile, cadres of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) blazed an effigy of President Bhandari here in Janakpurdham on Tuesday protesting her arrival on Janakpur to attend Vivah Panchami.

The upsetting Madhesi parties and different parties organized a rally conveying the President’s effigy from Janak Chok and blazed it at the memorial service site in Shmashan Ghat in the wake of making a round of the old town of Janakpurdham.

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Advance booking open for Dashin

Pratigya Waiju

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Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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