Also called Mata Tirtha Aunshi (Mother Pilgrimage fortnight), it falls in the month of Baishak dark fortnight (April/May).
Sons and daughters on this day of the New Moon Day in the Nepali month of Baisakh according to the lunar calendar take bath early in the morning and give presents consisting of clothes and delicacies to their mothers and take blessings from her.
This festival is observed in the commemoration of the mother or remembering mothers who have passed away. Those whose mother has passed away observe the Mother’s Day by going to the nearest holy water body and worship in the name of their deceased mother with offerings.
A huge carnival is held at Mata Tirtha in the western suburb of Kathmandu with thousands of people from capital Kathmandu and surrounding districts who have lost their mother thronging there for worship.
Previously, people especially from Newar communities and people living in the valley used to celebrate it. Now, this festival is being celebrated by widespread communities
Like any other society, the Nepali society very much reveres mothers while the Hindu scriptures extol mothers’ love and sacrifice for their offspring.
Due to development of technology, sons and daughters who are far away from their mothers have been expressing their respect to their mothers through popular social medias like facebook and twitter. The wall of facebook is filled with various messages expressing respect for mother.
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