Nepal Celebrates Kushe Aunshi, Motiram Bhatta’s Birth Anniversary

September 9 is also celebrated as the Birth Anniversary of Nepali Litterateur Motiram Bhatta.
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Nepal Celebrates Kushe Aunshi, Motiram Bhatta’s Birth Anniversary

September 9, 2018 marked the celebration of Kushe Aunshi or Gokarne Aunshi, Nepali Father’s Day across the country.

It is also locally known as Buwa ko Mukh Herne in Nepali language, which means ‘looking at father’s face’.

Hindus in Nepal celebrate the day by bringing Kush, a holy grass, home. They believe that by keeping Kush that has been cut and blessed by priests, will bring prosperity to their homes.

The Hindu community across the world treats Kush or Tulsi, peepal and shaligram as the symbols of Lord Bishnu.

On Gokarne Aunshi, children feed their fathers with deliciously-cooked meals and sweets as a token of respect to their father. According to the religious belief Pitridevo Bhava, sons and daughters take their father’s blessings.

Many people go to the Shiva temple, Gokarneswor Mahadev, in Gokarna, the suburbs of Kathmandu, Betrawati of Rasuwa and Bishnupaduka in Dharan to bathe and make offerings on Amavasya, the new moon day.

In the event of their father’s death, children go to Gokarneswor Mahadev temple and perform rituals.

It is believed that by doing this, their generations will remain stable forever.

Nepal Celebrates Kushe Aunshi:
Nepalis Celebrates Kushe Aunshi

Gokarne Aunshi Celebrations

Celebrations of Gokarne Aunshi

Birth Anniversary of Motiram Bhatta
Birth Anniversary of Motiram BhattaThis day is also celebrated as the Birth Anniversary of Nepali Litterateur Motiram Bhatta. Bhatta has significantly contributed to Nepali Literature.

Nepal’s legendary poet was born in Kathmandu in 1866 and received his education from India since the age of 6. He learned classical Sanskrit language and took some music lessons at the age of 15.

Motiram was greatly inspired by kavi/poet Bhanubhakta Acharya. He collected the works of the great Bhanubhakta  and compiled his biography. He came to be known as ‘Youth Poet’.

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