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Nepalese observe National Paddy Plantation Day

AP

Published : Jun 30, 2017, 10:00 am IST
Updated : Aug 12, 2017, 4:15 pm IST
Farmers in Nepal are celebrating the auspicious day for planting paddy in Hindu culture. (Photo: AP)
Farmers in Nepal are celebrating the auspicious day for planting paddy in Hindu culture. (Photo: AP)
Nepalese farmers plant paddy during Asar Pandra, or paddy plantation day, in Patale Gaun, Kavre district, about 45 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Photo: AP)
Nepalese farmers plant paddy during Asar Pandra, or paddy plantation day, in Patale Gaun, Kavre district, about 45 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Photo: AP)
Vermilion powder used for Hindu rituals lies by bunches of paddy, as a farmer prepares his field for planting during Asar Pandra, or paddy plantation day, in Patale Gaun, Kavre district, about 45 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Photo: AP)
Vermilion powder used for Hindu rituals lies by bunches of paddy, as a farmer prepares his field for planting during Asar Pandra, or paddy plantation day, in Patale Gaun, Kavre district, about 45 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Photo: AP)
A farmer plants paddy during Asar Pandra, or paddy plantation day, in Patale Gaun, Kavre district, about 45 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Photo: AP)
A farmer plants paddy during Asar Pandra, or paddy plantation day, in Patale Gaun, Kavre district, about 45 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Photo: AP)
Tourists play in a paddy field during Asar Pandra, or paddy plantation day, in Patale Gaun, Kavre district, about 45 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Photo: AP)
Tourists play in a paddy field during Asar Pandra, or paddy plantation day, in Patale Gaun, Kavre district, about 45 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Photo: AP)
Schoolgirls play in a paddy field during Asar Pandra, or paddy plantation day, in Kavre district, about 45 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017.(Photo: AP)
Schoolgirls play in a paddy field during Asar Pandra, or paddy plantation day, in Kavre district, about 45 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017.(Photo: AP)
Nepalese play traditional musical instruments during Asar Pandra, or paddy plantation day, in Bhakunde Besi, Kavre district, about 51 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Photo: AP)
Nepalese play traditional musical instruments during Asar Pandra, or paddy plantation day, in Bhakunde Besi, Kavre district, about 51 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Photo: AP)
A Nepalese man wipes mud from around his eyes while playing in a paddy field in Kavre district, about 51 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Photo: AP)
A Nepalese man wipes mud from around his eyes while playing in a paddy field in Kavre district, about 51 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (Photo: AP)

Tags: Nepal, hindu, festival, Asar Pandra, Patale Gaun, Kavre, Bhakunde Besi, Kathmandu, tradition