34.1 C
Saturday, June 3, 2023

Hindu tradition of Swasthani Mata Katha only in Nepal, is a month-long festival


Share post:

The one month-long Swasthani Mata festival, organized in a town called Shankhu, situated near Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, is being completed on Sunday. What is noteworthy is that the Swasthani Mata festival is part of the Hindu tradition, but it is celebrated only in Nepal in the whole world. With the full-moon day of the Paush month of the Hindu calendar, the festival began on the 6th of January, and this little town witnessed its buzz.

Devotees from all across Nepal reach the town for the festival, and those who are unable to visit the town, read the chapters of the Swasthani Mata Katha for a month being wherever they are. According to the Katha, those who bathe in Shankhu’s River Shali during this festival, are freed of their sins. The reading of this Katha began back in the year 1573 during the rule of King Jayant Dev. It is believed that the Katha’s primary chapter has been written in the Nepal language of the native Neva community of the Kathmandu valley.

Incidents from many religious books like the Skanda Puran are a part of this Katha and we can find the mentions of Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Vrinda, and Kamadeva in the same.

Sonakshi Datta
Sonakshi Datta
Journalist who wants to cover the truth which others look the other way from.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Mamata Banerjee reaches Balasore, manipulates death statistics

After the hapless rail accident involving a goods train, the Chennai Coromandel Express, and the Yashwantpur-Howrah Express in...

Signal was given and taken off for Coromandel Express: Preliminary report on Balasore accident

On Saturday, a team of railway officials released a preliminary investigation report on the Balasore tragedy, which stated...

Whosoever found guilty in the Balasore tragedy will face strict legal action: PM Modi

On Saturday, 3rd June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Balasore train accident site along with Union Railways...

Arrest Brij Bhushan Singh or we will go to Jantar Mantar on June 9: Rakesh Tikait

On Friday, 2nd June, farmers’ leader, Rakesh Tikait, said that the government must arrest former WFI Chief Brij...