Jun 25, 2024

Yomari Punhi celebrated by Newar community (Photo Feature)

Yomari Punhi celebrated by Newar community (Photo Feature)

The Newar community comes together to celebrate Yomari Punhi, a festival that harmonizes tradition, harvest festivities, and the art of culinary delight. Also known as Dhanya Purnima, this occasion not only marks the culmination of the rice harvesting season but also celebrates togetherness in the community.

Families unite on this auspicious day to offer rice to Annapurna, the goddess of grains, and to craft the Yomari. This steamed rice flour dumpling takes on various forms, filled with either chaku (jaggery taffy) and sesame seeds or khuwa (evaporated milk solids) and shredded coconut.

Photo By: AP Tolong

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