Matatirtha Aunsi being celebrated today

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Kathmandu, May 8: Matatirtha Aunsi, also known as Mother’s Day, is being celebrated across the country with reverence, devotion and respect, today.

Mother’s Day is observed on the occasion of Baishakh Krishna Aunsi. There has been a tradition to take bath in the morning, tenderly offer beautiful clothes and delicious foods to mothers and take blessings.

Those who do not have a mother remember her by performing Shradda (a ritual to pay homage to the departed souls). There is a classical belief that one will get freed from maternal debt by doing so.

In the scriptures, the mother’s place is considered higher even than the god. There is a classical value to keep the mother and father happy with respect when they are alive and to perform Shradda with reverence after death.

A fair is underway at Matatirtha Kunda (pond) of Chandragiri Municipality-6 in memory of the late mother since this morning.

It is believed that taking holy dip in the pond free one from maternal debt.