Rain spoils festive mood

Taplejung, October 12:

Incessant rainfall has erode festive mood ahead of this year’s Dashain for villagers in Taplejung. During this time, houses used to be coloured before start of Ghatasthapana and Navaratri in the past. But, this year people could not prepare anything for Dashain due untimely and unexpected rainfall.

One Maina Adhikari of Taplejung’s Fulbari VDC said Dashain began before she could decorate the house by colouring it. “I could not collect brown and red colour soil for colouring my house due to the rainfall,” she said.

Dharma Prasad Dangal of Nighuradin -1 has also similar problem. He also complained that rainfall has troubled the festive mood. He recalled that everyone in the neighbourhood had walked up to Fakmari in the past, which could not happen this year due to the rainfall. The festive mood is nowhere at Fungling, Medibung, Agedim, Simle, Dokhu, Bahanande, Hangdewa near Taplejung. People, who used to paint their houses, could not do this time.

Rukmina Dhakal of Taplejung’s Khokling VDC said she could not have a feeling of Dashain for failing to paint door, windows black. Colouring house is an important part of Dashain festival, she said.

Rainfall in rural areas of Taplejung hindered their attempt to dry up of rice and preparation of beaten rice, said Ram Kumari Baral of Taplejung’s Hangderwa VDC.