Pokhara, 12 Dec: Yomari punhi, a Newari festival has been observed throughout the country including Pokhara. Yomari means Newari dish and punhi means full moon. So on this day, Yomari, also known as Yamari is eaten by Newari community.
It is a steamed dumpling that consists of an external covering of rice flour and filled with sweet substance known as chaku (concentrated sugarcane juice/ molasses). In this festival god of grains, Annapurna is worshiped to thank for good harvesting. In health point of view hot Yomari keeps body warm in winter providing carbohydrate and sugar.