Mata Tirtha Aunsi

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Know Everything About Mata Tirtha Aunsi (Mother’s Day in Nepal)

Mothers Day in Nepal

Mothers are the symbol of love, sacrifice, affection and strength so we do have a day to remember and honor our mother as Mata Tirtha Aunsi on the month of Baisakh.

This festival is also known as Nepali mother’s day celebrated to honor mother for her unconditional love and sacrifice.

Amako mukh herne din is widely celebrated by Hindus all over the world. Generally, this festival falls in Baisakh – first month of Nepali calendar i.e. April of Gregorian calendar.

Nepali Mother’s day Date 2081

Mother’s day in Nepal is on Baisakh 26, 2081 whereas it is on May 8, 2024. mata tirtha aunsi 2080

Where to go to celebrate Mata Tirtha aunsi festival?

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.

Rituals and Traditions:

Devotees take a purifying holy bath in the Mata Tirtha pond and perform a special ceremony called tarpan (offering to ancestors) with the help of a priest. Additionally, they offer sida (a mixture of rice and sesame seeds) as a symbolic gesture of respect.

A Legend of Reunion:

A Story of Love and Loss:

A beautiful legend surrounds the origins of Mata Tirtha Aunsi.

Local Traditions

Celebrating with Newar Families:

Honoring Mothers Everywhere:

The Newar community of Nepal celebrates Mata Tirtha Aunsi by presenting their mothers with gifts called Saga.

They visit their mothers’ homes, bearing sweets and fruits, to express their love and appreciation.

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.

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Additional Information:

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Remember: The dates for Mata Tirtha Aunsi vary based on the lunar calendar. We’ve included the dates for 2081 (Nepali calendar) and 2024 (Gregorian calendar) for your reference.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is mata tirtha aunsi 2081?

Mata tirtha aunsi is on Baisakh 26, 2081.

When is mata tirtha aunsi in 2024?

The festival is on May 8, 2024.

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