KATHMANDU — Nepal Calendar Determination Committee has announced the auspicious time for receiving and offering Bhai Tika on the occasion of the Tihar festival this year.
Chairperson of the Committee, Prof Dr Ram Chandra Gautam told Rastriya Samachar Samiti that 11:51 am is the most auspicious time for the same.
The Tihar festival, also known as Yamapanchak, will be celebrated from October 17 to October 21 this year.
The Kaag (crow) Tihar falls on October 17, Kukur (dog) Tihar on October 18, Laxmi Puja on October 19, Govardhan Puja, Gai Puja and Mha Puja on October 20 and Bhai Tika on October 21.Follow @gorkhapost
Mother’s Day being observed today
KATHMANDU — ‘Aamaako Mukha Herne Dia’ or Mother’s Day also known as Matatirtha Aunsi, is being observed across the country on Monday.
Matatirtha Aunsi is marked as the Mother’s Day by Nepali Hindus on the new moon that falls in the month of Baisakh as per the lunar calendar and every year devotees throng the religious site — Matatirtha temple at Chandragiri Municipality in Kathmandu — for a holy dip and paying homage to the deities there.
People from the Valley and different parts of the country reached Mata Tirtha Pond, famous religious place on the western outskirts of Kathmandu to remember their deceased mothers.
It is believed that those who take a holy bath in Mata Tirtha and offers tarpan today helps his/her mother get salvation and also bring prosperity in family.
There is a legend that a man who walked through Mata Tirtha saw his dead mother in the pond on the day of Mata Tirtha Aunsi and since then people started going in the place. It is also believed that people can see the reflection of their mother’s face in Matatirtha pond on this day.
Major places in the Kathmandu Valley witnessed increasing footfalls with people shopping for sweets, fruits and gifts to present to their mothers since this morning.
This day is celebrated to honor the mother and motherhood. On this day, people offer sweets, clothes, and other gift items to their mother.Follow @gorkhapost