Devotees throng Gosaikunda on Janai Purnima festival
RASUWA, August 31: Devotees have thronged Gosaikunda since the early morning today to observe the Janai Purnima festival. Over 4,000 people have arrived here to partake in the Janai Purnima festival. Gosaikunda, a freshwater lake of profound religious importance, lies at an altitude of 14, 370 feet above the sea level.
Gosaikunda Area Development Committee chair Sanjiv DM said most of devotees arrived here by the evening of Wednesday. A few more are on the way to the lake, District Police Chief Subas Budhathoki said. A fundamental tradition of the festival involves devotees taking a holy dip in the lake, seeking blessings for familial happiness and unity to be bestowed upon them.
The Nepali Army, the Gosaikunda rural municipality, Rasuwa District Hospital, District Ayurved Health Centre, and the Himalaya Rescue Association have been here for the services of the devotees, Chief District Officer, Prakash Chandra Adhikari said. ---