People across the country are marking the Mother’s Day with love and devotion on Thursday. Nepali Mother’s Day 2080 is on 30 April 2023. Today is also The special meaning of today’s celebration of Mother’s Day has changed slightly since the early days. Now, instead of being reserved for mothers only, the day is also made more welcoming towards all mothers.
Mother’s Day is typically a celebration honoring all that mothers do throughout their lives; this includes not only their physical role but the role of nurturing and caring. It is typically celebrated on different days throughout the year, with the date of May 18th, becoming increasingly popular every year.
The tradition of celebrating Mother’s Day has become widely accepted throughout the world. There is no longer the same squeamishness or hesitation about giving a gift to a mother.
In Hindu tradition, this day is dedicated to encouraging women around the world to have children, regardless of their age or social status. The child that is born from a woman during May is said to be the child of God. Mother’s Day is often considered one of the most popular holidays in the United States, occurring on several different days across multiple states.
While traditionally, the purpose of celebrating this particular day is to honor mothers, the tradition has evolved over the years to recognize the importance of mothers in all areas of life. The practice of celebrating Mother’s Day on this special day was started at least 100 years ago, and it is often considered one of the most popular holidays in the United States.
Where to go to celebrate Mata Tirtha aunsi festival?
Those whose mothers have passed away visit Mata Tirtha Kunda in Chandragiri Municipality, Kathmandu, and pray for the eternal peace of their soul. Mata Tirtha Conservation and Development Committee has completed all preparations to hold a fair at Mata Tirtha Kunda on this day.
Every year on the new moon day of Baisakh, people visit Mata Tirtha which is a famous pilgrimage site located in western Kathmandu. People visit Mata tirtha during the festival to remember their deceased mother. They take a holy bath in the pond and offer tarpan and sida to a priest. There is a legend that people can see the face of their deceased mother in Mata Tirtha pond on this day.
Legends behind Mothers day in Nepal
According to the legends, a shepherd lost his mother and was so depressed. He went to Mata Tirtha pond and suddenly he saw his mother’s face in the water.
From that day on, this day was known as Mata Tirtha Aunsi, the Nepali Mother’s Day. People believe that coming to this place and worshiping on this day brings peace to the departed soul of their mother.
Newar community celebrate the festival by giving Saga with the gifts to their mothers. They go to their mother’s house with the sweets and fruits to see their mother’s face.
In addition to the gifts mentioned above, you may also want to select a special gift for your mom that reflects the true meaning of motherhood. For example, rather than buying mom dinner, why not give her an opportunity to do something nice for herself instead?
Instead of shopping for mom on her special day, why not select a gift card that allows her to purchase whatever she chooses from a list of online stores? This gift card can be used to purchase any item that she has wanted to buy, but does not have enough cash on hand.
As a final note, you should never forget about the most important person of all; yourself. Even if you are unable to attend your mother’s special day, consider sending a thoughtful Mother’s Day message to your mother. Writing a handwritten letter or note to your mother is one of the best ways to say thank you to her. Your love, care, and effort during motherhood are countless and this gesture will definitely be appreciated.
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