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Asar Pandra

387. Asar Pandra
Photo By: Rina Maharjan
Post Date: 10th July, 2009

Description: Asar Pandra (15th of month Asar, Nepali calendar) is observed as an auspicious day for plantation rice here in Nepal and Nepalese farmers celebrate this day as a festival by planting rice with much joy.
Nepalese people eat curd and beaten-rice and play with muddy water to welcome the season of rice plantation. As belief goes, mud in the rice field cures skin diseases.
In the picture: framers planting rice in paddy field in Bhaktapur on the way to Surya Binayak temple on that very day of Asar Pandra.