KATHMANDU — The Nepali New Year is being marked across the country today by exchanging greetings.
Also called as Mesh Sankranti or Baishakh Sankranti, the Sun enters into the Aries from the Pisces. This is the day to plan every people for future with firm determinations by evaluating the success and failure stories of the past.
Panchanga based on traditional Hindu and Vedic astrological tabulation forecasts celestial phenomena such as solar eclipses. The Bikram Sambat is 57 years 8 month and 15 days ahead of the Gregorian Calendar.
As per the mythology, Bikram Sambat is believed to have been started by King Bikramaditya.
People visit various temples, start new works, make new resolutions and exchange greetings on the New Year’s Day.
Meanwhile, President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun have wished peace, prosperity, longevity and happiness to all Nepalis on the occasion of the New Year 2075 BS.
Giving a best wishes message on Saturday, President Bhandari said the year 2074 remained historic in Nepali politics by conducting successfully the elections of all three levels for the implementation of the new Constitution.
With this, the country has caught the track of democratic system and prosperity, she said, expressing hope that Nepal would make headway to self-reliant socialism oriented economic system.
She admired the unprecedented achievement that women’s representation in the governments was significant, which would help social equality and economic prosperity.
Likewise, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has wished good health, peace and progress to all Nepalis living in the country and abroad on the occasion.
He hoped that the New Year would bring more prosperity, political stability and progress.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