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Muslim community bids farewell to Hindu procession

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BARDIBAS — The Muslim community in Mahottai district bade farewell along with best wishes to the participants of the Mithila Madhyamiki Procession this morning.

The procession on its seventh day took rest at the Muslim majority Drubakunda VDC. The Muslim community wished them success for the next day’s rally.

The Mithila Madhyamiki Procession known as the Mahakumba of Mithila area is a Hindu ritual. The Muslim community members in the village have said that they feel the celebration and festivity is part of their own due to the geographical relation.

Mansul Kawari of Dhamaura – 9 said the community made use of the opportunity to greet and show good will to thousands of people at a single locality.

The Muslim community members have said their religion preaches respect, brotherhood and love which has encouraged them to welcome the travelers.

Atish Mishra of Dhamaura – 9 said although the village had a majority of Muslim community members there had never been a dispute in name of religion due to mutual friendship, exchange of cooperation and brotherhood.

The procession has moved forward from Drubakunda to Kanchanban for the eight day’s rest. Thousands of believers from Nepal and India are participating in the rally.

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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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