KATHMANDU-Kushe Aunshi, Father’s Day is being observed today across the country.
On the occasion, Children feed their father with delicious food items including sweets and show reverence.
The major marketplaces in the Capital have been busy since this morning with people shopping for their fathers.
As per the religious belief of ‘pitridevo bhava’ (respect to ancestors), the son and daughter receives a blessing from their fathers, and those whose fathers are already dead go to any pilgrimage site and perform shraddha (the holy ritual). Doing this, believed that their lineage will remain stable forever.
Hindu will be celebrating Kushe Aunshi by bringing Kush, a holy grass, into their houses. There is a religious belief that keeping Kush cut by priests and anointed with sacred verses or mantras in the house brings well-being to the household.
Similarly, the day is also being marked as the birth anniversary of Nepali litterateur Mottiram Bhatta. He had made a remarkable contribution to Nepali literature.
Mahanawami being observed today
KATHMANDU- Mahanawami, the ninth day of Bada Dashain, is being observed throughout the country.
Since early morning, a large number of devotees visit the temples of goddesses Mahakali, Shri Mahalaxmi and Durga Bhagawati.
On this day, prayers are offered and Durga Saptasati recited at the Shaktipeeths.
Chicken, ducks, goats, sheep and buffaloes are sacrificed and vegetarians offer coconuts, radish, bottle-gourds, etc in the place of animals.
Thousands of people worship at the Taleju Bhawani temple at Hanumandhoka which is opened once a year on the day of Mahanawami.Follow @gorkhapost