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28 pairs bulls in fray on Maghe Sangkranti bull fighting celebration

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NUWAKOT — Some 28 pairs of bulls are fighting in Nuwakot on Maghe Sangkranti (January 15) this year.

Bull fighting is organized on the occasion of Maghe Sankranti every year in Taruka and Betrawati of Nuwakot.

This year 18 pairs of bulls are set for fighting at Tarukeswor rural municipality-2, Taruka. According to fair organizing committee, farmers have registered 18 pairs of bulls for fighting at Taruka this year.

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Tarukeswor-2 Ward Chair Samar Bahadur Ale Magar shared that the preparations for bull fighting fair have been complete.

Likewise, preparations have been over for bull fighting in Bidur municipality-10, Betrawati. Some 10 pairs of bulls have been registered for fighting this year, shared Gosainkunda Youth Club Chair Suraj Labat.

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Mother’s Day being observed today

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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.

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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.

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