Newar community observes Sithi Nakha festival by worshiping water sources
May 25, 2023 4:36 pm
KATHMANDU : The Newar community across the country including in the Kathmandu Valley is celebrating the Sithi Nakha festival today by worshiping the water sources such as wells, traditional water spouts, springs, ponds and taps. Prior to the worshiping, such water sources were cleaned.
The festival is observed on the sixth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Jestha. According to Dr Devmani Bhattarai, a professor at Nepal Sanskrit University, the festival is observed as per the Markandeya Purana, a Hindu scripture.
On the occasion, water sources across the country including in the Kathmandu Valley were cleaned.
Likewise, Kumar Shasthi was celebrated today itself, worshiping Kumar Kartikeya who is mythically a warrior god of Hinduism.