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Mother’s Day (Matatirtha Puja)

April 21, 2012


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 off er 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


April 21, 2012