KATHMANDU, DEC 17 –
People from the indigenous Kirat community celebrated Udhauli festival across the nation on Tuesday. The festival, which falls on the full moon day of the Nepali month of Mangsir, is celebrated by people of Kirat descent such as Rais, Limbus, Sunuwars and Yakhas. It is considered as a way of thanking nature for good harvest.
In Kathmandu, Kirat community gathered at Hattiban, Lalitpur, and worshipped their deities. Udhauli is also celebrated by people of Kirat descent based in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Bhutan, among other countries. (PR)
Source: The Kathmandu Post