Phulpati / Fulpati in Dashain festival

What is Phulpati?
Phulpati or Fulpati is celebrated on Saptami which is the seventh day of Vijaya Dasami the Gorkhas festival. Phool is Flower and Pati is leaves and plants. FulPati literally means flowers, leaves and plants.

Phulpati /Fulpati
Phulpati /Fulpati

What do we do on Phulpati?
Navapatrika is decorated outside the house and carried inside the Dashain Ghar. It is carried inside the pooja ghar at seventh day at any time of the day depending upon the family tradition. After this, navapatrika Puja is carried out. The fulpati is kept in Dashain Ghar and worshiped along with the Jamara planted in Ghatasthapana day. Navapatrika is taken out of pooja ghar in the 10th day and Bisarjan in Holy River. There is a tradition where people bisarjan it on the 15th day with bisarjan with Jamara.

Nine ingredients of fulpati (navapatriva), The nine ingredients mix of fulpati is called navapatriva. Navapatriva consists of kera ko bot , darim, dhanko bala, haledo, manabriksha, kachuki, belpatra, ashok, and jayanti.

Banana plant (kera ko bot) represents Goddess Brahmani (ब्राम्हणी), who bestows peace.

Pomegranate (darim) represents Goddess Rakta Dantika (रक्त दंतिका ) who helps and blesses the worshipper.

In rice stalk (dhanko bala) lives Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.

Goddess Durga grace the turmeric plant (haledo) and put end to obstacles.

Goddess Chamunda resides in manabriksha , who puts end to the evil.

Ginger plant (अदुवा) represents Goddess Kalika (कालिका) who blesses mankind.

In Wood Apple Tree (bel plant) lives lord Shiva, and is the favorite fruit of Lords Vishnu and Shiva.

In the Ashok plant resides Goddess Sokarahita .

Jayanti represents Goddess Kartiki .

Why to bring fulpati to your home (What is significance of Navapatrika)
Bringing Phulpati brings all the nine goddess to your home. All nine plants represent goddess and all goddess represents Health, Wealth and prosperity.  Entering Phulpati home is entering health, wealth and prosperity home.

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