Puja to appease Koshi

ITAHARI: Dwellers of the Koshi area offered puja to the Koshi River on Friday to prevent untoward incidents as the signs of repetition of last year's havoc have been seen this year as well.

Locals of Prakashpur, Madhuban, Narsingh, Bhokraha, Paschhim Kusuwaha and Laukahi VDC joined in the occasion. Chairman of Koshi Maharani Swopuja Committee Shatyanarayan Mehata said," We offered puja this year to please Mata Koshi to prevent any unpleasant incident." He said that people were fasting from Thursday evening to offer puja.

A local of Prakashpur, Rabin Ghimire said," We were afraid of the havoc last year so we are offering puja to please Koshi Mata." He informed that his ancestors used to offer the puja in a similar manner to please the Koshi River.