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Mother's Day (Matatirtha Puja)


Date: Apr 26,2017
Category : Festivals and Celebrations
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Mother’s day is a day when one shows appreciation and gratitude to mother for her unconditional love and support. It is a day of reunion for married daughters with their mothers.

Sons and daughters presents and delicacies to offer to their mother. People who do not have a living mother pay homage to Mata Tirtha located six miles south - west of central Katmandu. It lies consisting of two pools-the larger for bathing and the smaller is famous as the place where one hopes to see mother’s face. It is said that in the ancient times the region was ruled by a cowherd king.

One of his cowherds was so depressed by his mother’s death that he went to pray and make offerings at a water storage pond in the forest on this day.

Miraculously his mother’s face appeared and her hand accepted the offerings. Since that time people go there hoping to get a glance of their mother’s face. People still believe that paying homage to this site will bring peace to their mother’s departed.

Places to observe:
Specially at MataTirtha, Kathmandu

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