Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated in various parts of the nation including the Jumla valley and hilly regions on Sunday. Revellers, young and old alike, celebrated the festival, also known as Phagu Poornima, by smearing colours on each other’s face and throwing water-filled balloons. The festival will be celebrated in the Tarai region on Monday.
Todays holi special program in Jumla was organised together by Karnali Sports Club,Jumla and monthly magazine Kanjirowa Times.
Here are some photographs of Holi celebration in Jumla:
Devasthal is an important hindu pilgrimage dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at mountains of Patarasi Rural Municipality at approx 4100m asl. During Maha Shivratri , hundreds of devotees visit Devasthal from Jumla and its neighbour districts.It is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark fortnight of the Magha month, as per the Hindu Lunar calendar.The temple is sacred to all hindus but need to be promoted.The Myths of Devasthal
according to legend, years back one sheppards who had very poor life he was travelling through Devasthal in search of his lost sheeps. He saw the big stones which has one small and medium Linga on it. As hindu offered puja to Linga as a god he has also done puja and found one flower on head of medium Linga and taken with himself (As per Wikipedia Shiva Linga or Shiva Ling is an abstract or aniconic representation of the hindu deity,Shiva, used for worship in temples,smaller shrines or as self manifested natural objects.) from the day he return with flowe…