Phulpathi has its amazing significance during the 10 days celebration. The word is derived from two word, phul means flower and pathi means leaves and plants, therefore, Phulpathi meaning flowers, leaves and plants. On this day, according to the tradition in Nepal, nine different types of phulpathi is placed in the prayer room. The seventh day of VijayaDashami is known as Saptami.
There are mainly nine ingredients of mix in these nine phulpathis. The ingredients are a mix of darim, dhank bala, haledo, manabrisha, kera ko bot (banana leaves), kachuki, bel patra, ashok and jayanti.
Banana plant (kera ko bot) represents Goddess Brahmani (ब्राम्हणी), who bestows peace.
Pomegranate (darim) represents Goddess RaktaDantika (रक्त दंतिका ), who blesses the worshippers.
In rice stalk (dhanko bala) lives Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.
Goddess Durga grace the turmeric plant (haledo), who ends obstacles.
Goddess Chamunda resides in manabriksha, who ends 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.
When is Phulpathi celebrated?
This day is celebrated on the seventh day of Ghatsthapna. This day is also known as saptami of the VijayaDasami festival.
Why is Phulpathi celebrated?
This day is celebrated in every house during Vijaya Dashami, except for those whose house has lost someone that year. Establishing the phulpathi during VijayaDashami means bringing all the nine goddesses to your home. These nine phulpathi represents, health, wealth and prosperity. To bring them in meaning blessing the whole house with health, wealth and prosperity.
How is Phulpathi celebrated?
On this day goddess of knowledge, Saraswoti is also worshipped. Furthermore, people who use different instruments for their works are also worshipped on this day. Students and teachers worship their books, notebooks and anything educational they use on a daily basis.
If you want to learn more about other festivities here are some popular ones:
- Ghatsthapna: Day 1 of Vijaya Dashami
- Phulpathi, 7th day of Vijaya Dashami
- Maha Asthami, 8th Day of Vijaya Dashami
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