Mother’s Day being marked across the nation

Kathmandu, April 29 2014. People across the country are observing ‘Mata Tirtha Aunsi’ on Tuesday by offering different delicacies and gifts to their mothers.
According to customs, the festival is celebrated on the new moon that falls in the month of Baisakh as per the lunar calendar.On the occasion, sons and daughters bath early in the morning and offer gifts to their mothers.
From the early in the morning, the major places in the valley witnessed increasing footfalls with people shopping to present to their mothers. It is believed that those who take a holy bath in Mata Tirtha and offers tarpan today helps their mother get salvation and also bring prosperity in family.
There is a legend that a man who walked through Mata Tirtha saw his dead mother in the pond on the day of Mata Tirtha Aunsi and since then people started going in the place.