From our man in Kathmandu: On the occasion of Rishi Tarpani or Janaipurnima day, (one is the day the other what our correspondent was served for breakfast, he is unsure which is which) His Majesty the King received the “Nutan Yagyopavita” or new sacred thread at the auspicious hour of 10:51 a.m, at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace, today.
On the occasion, His Majesty was sprinkled with holy water amidst the chanting of vedic hymns. A 31-gun salute was also presented.
Likewise, His Majesty the King received the “Rakshya Sutra”. We have no idea at all what this is. Nevertheless, we are sure that it is wholly proper to HM’s regal dignity and we wish him well with it.