Marigold makes come back in Solukhumbu after 5 years

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Solukhumbu, Nov. 3: Marigold which was a rare commodity in this mountainous district has made a come back in a gap of five years, bringing cheers to the locals during this Tihar festival.

Marigold flower is an important part of the Tihar festival, the second largest festival of Nepalis and widely used in decorating homes during this festival of lights.

Marigold is found in abundance in the local market this season and making a brisk sale. Locals say that marigold failed to bloom in the last four years as the marigold plants were destroyed by disease.

“Marigold failed to grow well during the last five years as the plants were infested by disease and started rotting. But this year, there is bountiful production,” said flower-seller Gopal Sunuwar of local Tingla who is busy selling marigold at the weekly market at Salleri.

The sale of plastic flowers had soared in Solukhumbu in Tihar in the last four years due to the acute shortage of marigold flowers. But this year, the sale of plastic flower has drastically declined with the availability of marigold, said Ram Das who sells artificial paper and plastic flowers at Salleri. RSS


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