Month-Long Swasthani Brata festival (Photo Feature)


3rd Jan, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU : Swasthani is a Hindu goddess. It is believed that the one who worships her with a pure heart and full devotion gets their wish fulfilled. A month- long recitation of the holy text of Swasthani Barta Katha begins from the ninth month of the Nepali calendar, Poush and ends in the full moon day of Magh.


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[caption id="attachment_11649" align="alignnone" width="800"] A Nepalese Hindu devotee offers prayers during the Madhav Narayan Festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. During the festival, devotees recite holy scriptures dedicated to the Hindu goddess Swasthani and Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to find a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing a month-long fast. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)[/caption]




[caption id="attachment_11644" align="alignnone" width="800"] Nepalese Hindu devotees offer prayers while dipping half of their bodies into the Hanumante river during Madhav Narayan Festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. During the festival devotees recite holy scriptures dedicated to the Hindu goddess Swasthani and Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to find a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing a month-long fast. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)[/caption]