Ashar 15- National paddy day also known as "Ropayi Mahotsav" is celebrated in the country with various programs. Many Organizations, Political parties, tourists and locals took to the paddy field to celebrate the festival by planting rice, singing folk songs, dancing & playing with the mud. Farmers are known to be happy with the adequate rain this year and are wishing for high production whereas other people are just having fun, being indifferent to the level of rice production. People also take bitten rice with curd as Ashad 15 (Ashar pandhra) is also the "Dahi Chiura Khane din"-(Bitten Rice & Curd eating day). I have also taken "Dahi Chiura" for today's lunch as the continuation of the very popular tradition.
Though I did not witness any function for the Ropayi festival in Asar 15, I went to northern side of Kathmandu to enjoy some green landscapes. Here are some pictures taken today (click to enlarge).
|A woman working in the green field.|
|A farmer working in the field.|
|Green terrain and a lonely house.|
|Two women walking through the field.|
|Panoramic view of Kathmandu city from Jhor- a village situated in north side of ktm .|
|Women planting the rice.|