Chaite Dashain festival generates Rs 100 million in Baglung

BAGLUNG: The Chaite Dashain fair at Baglung Kalika Temple saw a remarkable business turnover of Rs 100 million this year, underscoring its significance in the local community.

With roots dating back 300 years, the Chaite Dashain festival in Baglung Kalika is steeped in tradition and cultural heritage.

Running from April 12 to April 18, this year's fair showcased a wide array of local products, including winnows, bamboo baskets, and traditional musical instruments like the Madal, among others.

The festival not only served as a platform for commerce but also injected vibrancy into Baglung's tourism sector. Hundreds of thousands of devotees, both from within the country and from neighboring India, flocked to pay homage to Kalika Bhagawati during the festivities.

According to the fair management committee, over 500,000 individuals participated in the festival, highlighting its widespread appeal and cultural significance.

Kumar Khadka, Chairman of the Baglung Kalika Bhagawati Guthi Management Committee, emphasized that the fair is not merely about financial gains but also about preserving age-old traditions. "This event is a testament to our commitment to safeguarding our cultural heritage," Khadka stated.

In addition to the religious ceremonies, the festival also featured a range of entertainment and sports activities, including a national volleyball competition, open duet folk song competition, shotput competition, and school-level dance competitions, further enhancing the festive spirit and community engagement.

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