KATHMANDU — Nepalis both home and abroad are observing the Mata Tirtha Aunsi or the Mother’s Day by showing respect and reverence to their mothers by offering gifts and various delicacies.
The day falls on the New Moon Day in the Nepali Month of Baisakh according to the lunar calendar. Living mothers are offered gifts consisting of delicacies while ritual offerings are made in the name of the deceased.
Offsprings in return receive the blessings from their mothers who are highly placed by our holy scriptures, according to Prof Dr Ramchandra Gautam, Chairman of the Nepal Calendar Determination Committee.
“The Hindu holy scriptures narrates that the mothers are 10 times revered than fathers,” shared Prof Dr Gautam, further illustrating that the holy scriptures extol mothers and place them higher above father, ancestors and mentors.
Every year this day, a big religious fair takes place at Matatirtha, a place to the western part of Kathmandu. Although a Hindu tradition, Buddhists also flock here to perform ‘Shradda’ for their departed mothers.
Mothers apart, mother-in-law, female mentor and aunties are also presented gifts on this occasion.
Mid-Hill highway opens door of prosperity: Minister Adhikari
GALKOT- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Mid-Hill highway had opened the door of prosperity.
He added that the highway was easing the transportation service of the hilly people.
Inaugurating the Badigad Festival and Nwagi Fair-2075 BS here in Baglung district on Saturday, Minister Adhikari stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures to strengthen the nationality and create harmony among the people.
The festival organizer committee coordinator Tika Paija shared that the festival was organized to preserve domestic culture and promote local tourism.
The festival will run until November 25.