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Phalgunanda's 137th birthday being observed

2021 Nov 11, 11:18, Panchthar
Phalgunanda Lingdel

The 137th birth anniversary of Phalgunanda Lingdel, a Mahaguru (great religious leader) admired and followed by Kirat community is being observed in various districts of Province 1 today. The government declared Lingdel as a national luminary in 2009 and has announced a public holiday at Panchthar district and a few local levels in Ilam and Taplejung districts on his birth anniversary.

Lingden is remembered for his role in bringing social reforms. Born on 25th Kartik, 1942 BS at Mangsebung Rural Municipality-2 in Ilam district to mother Hamshamati and father Jaganbaj Limbu. He died in 2005 BS.

Followers from both Nepal and India have flocked to Panchthar district to pay homage to the grave of Phalgunanda at Silati. 


Phalgunanda Lingdel Birth Anniversary Kirat community Province 1 Panchthar district Ilam Taplejung
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