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Nepal celebrates Father’s Day today

KATHMANDU: Hindu people across the nation are celebrating Father’s Day on Friday.
Father’s Day which falls on Kuse Aunsi (no moon night) in the month of Bhadra is observed by the people offering respect along with sweets, gifts and delicious foods to their fathers.
People who have lost their fathers visit Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple of Gokarneshwor Municipality in north east of Kathmandu, take holy bath in the Bagmati River and pray for the eternal peace of their fathers’ soul.
Thousands of devotees visit at the Shiva Temple at the Gokarneshwor from early in the early morning. Every person brings Kush (sacrificial grass) in their houses on this day. According to Hindu Religion, it is good for the family members to keep Kush at home.
Married women visit their fathers and offer them various gifts. All the married women are seen hurrying to reach their parents’ home to meet their fathers on this very day. Especially, the sweet shops remained overcrowded on this day.
Many devotees also visit the famous religious place of Uttar Gaya that lies at Bettrawati River in Rasuwa district and other religious places to pray for the eternal peace of their dead fathers. Theses devotees make donations in the fond memory of their dead fathers.

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