MOTHER AND MOTHERLAND ARE GREATER THAN HAVEN! (late King Prithivi NS, the architect of modern Nepal).
Mata Tirtha Aunshi falls in the first month of Baishak (mostly in April) as this festival falls in the dark moon, its called Mata Tirtha Aunshi. Mata means mother and Tirtha means pilgrimage, so in this way, it’s called Mata Tirtha Aunshi. This festival is being celebrated in commemoration and respect of the mother. It is also called Aama Ko Mukhherna Aunsi (dark moon to see mother’s face). Children who live close enough visit their mother in person with gifts and sweets. But those whose mother had passed away, they visit a particular temple called Mata Tirtha Temple in South-eastern suburb of Kathmandu. But people who cannot visit Mata Tirtha Temple, visit any of Nature created a sacred place or sacred temples dedicated to Mother Goddesses or any feminine powers.
These festivals have been celebrated for thousands of years to express gratitude and thank the biological mothers, spiritual mothers or an elderly female of the lineage or society. It falls immediately after we celebrate Spring Festivals. We can also say that as we honour Mother Nature, we honour our mother too. The exciting thing is that it falls on the first Darkmoon after the Spring Festival. Most of the spiritual practices that last for a fortnight or entire months; they begin on Darkmoon nights.
Let’s CELEBRATE OUR MOTHERS.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
FROM ALL CHILDREN, GRAND CHILDREN, GREAT GRAND CHILDREN AND GREAT-GREAT GRAND CHILDREN!