BHAKTAPUR — The locals of Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur have celebrated annual Sindoor Jatra or the festival of vermilion on Saturday. The festival is celebrated every year on Baishakh 2 of Nepali Calendar to welcome the spring as part of Bisket Jatra observed by people from Newar community in Bhaktapur district.
During the festival, devotees gather and take out a procession carrying 32 chariots containing the idols of several gods and goddesses.
People throw and smear each other with sindoor (orange vermillion powder) and sing and dance to the tune of traditional music during the procession carrying chariot of various deities around town while playing colors during the festival.
7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision
DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.
The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.
Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.Follow @gorkhapost