Father’s day in Nepal:– Father’s Day is also known as Kushe Aunsi or Pitri Tirpani Aausi or Gokarne Aunsi. Gokarna Aunsi literally means cow ears (Gokarna) and there is no moon night (Aunsi) and it is a celebration in late August or early September in Nepal, where Hindus worshiped the incarnation of Lord Shiva and his parents with cow ears.
On this day, Nepalese worship their father with their favorite food, their favorite clothes, and their father’s favorite things. “Mukh Herne” means “admitting someone as our relative, respecting or recognizing a person’s achievements.”
This is a special day, we recognize and respect our Father for his care and love for us (his children and his family) throughout his life. Therefore, this day is called “Babu ko Mukh Herne din“. The literal meaning of Mukh Herne is to see the face of a human.
In addition to giving gifts, the children perform a special ceremony: they touch their father’s feet with their foreheads and look into their father’s eyes. While daughters only have to touch their hands before looking at them, many people go to the Shiva temple in Gokarneswor Mahadev in Gokarna. , a suburb of Kathmandu, and bathing and sacrificing on New Moon Day (Amavasya) also died leading Shraddha (annual death rituals).
The Nepalese festival has nothing to do with the Western Father’s Day party. Kushe Aunsi is a festival for Father’s Day and also known as Gokarna Aunsi. This is a special day for Father worship.
On this auspicious day, both sons and daughters go home to meet and spend time with their parents. Homemade treats, sweets, meat and other gifts are offered to all parents. In the streets, you can see daughters married with treats gathered on their way to their parents’ house, no matter how busy they are in their diary.
Many people celebrate this festival with prayers for the Shiva Shrine in the Gokarna Temple. People also visit the temple in Gokarna or other holy places for “Shradh” in memory of their deceased parents. The date does not coincide with International Father’s Day and is based on the lunar calendar like all other cultural festivals celebrated in Nepal.
The father, mother, and teacher receive the place of God in the Hindu religion. Father, Pita or Babu are Guru, Rakshak, and Palankarta. That is, the father is a teacher, protector, and savior. Father’s day is the day of respect renewed by him.
When is Father’s Day or Kushe Aunsi according to Nepali date?
Kuse Aunsi is in Bhadra Krishna Aunsi. Aunsi is not a lunar day. This year’s father’s day in 2076 B.S. in Nepal it is the 13th of Bhadra on Friday ..
Kushe Aunsi, Day of remembering lost father, so, called Father day.
Nepal has more than 70 ethnic groups with almost all its traditions and languages. People from different communities and tribes celebrate Father’s Day in their own way.
Some communities celebrate it early in the morning on an empty stomach and others celebrate it in the afternoon. However, all communities prepare delicious food and food and serve it to their father. The celebration and fun of the festival depend on the location, climate, and ethnicity.
On Father’s Day, the one who had already lost his father recalled that he had given Sida daan to the pandit (Sida is a sacred mixture of rice grains and other pure foods with clothes) La Sraddha or Pinda Daan to his late father and Some Do Shradha at home or in the nearby river or in a nearby holy place.
This was followed many years ago. It is also described in the sacred books of the Hindus. Once Shiva and Arbati disappeared from the Himalayas Parbat. All the gods were very surprised and began to look for them throughout the universe. Brahma and other gods captured Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati in Deer’s life and hid in the Sleshmantak forest in Pashupatinath. The “Buck” Shiva was caught by Brahma in his horns.
Shiva’s horns came out of Brahma’s hand. Then, Lord Shiva asked Brahma and Bishnu to prepare these horns as Shiva Linga somewhere in Nepal, as they see fit. Brahma put it in Gokarna.
Since then, it is believed that worshiping Shiva in Gokarneshwor Mahadev and doing Pinda Daan (a tribute to dead people) is equivalent to 10 visits to Gaya (Gaya is another sacred Hindu place).
What is Kush?
Kush is a kind of sacred herb. It is a tradition to take Kush home from Aushi (no lunar day) that day. That is why this day is called Kushe Aunshi. The meaning of Kush is explained in Shreemad Bhagwat Gita, Vishnu Puran, Arthaved and Garud Puran. Kush, who was taken home on Kushe Aushi day, is used throughout the year. Kush is a very important grass and is used in all Hindu and poojas rituals in Nepal.
Here is Sloka in Sanskrit about the use of Kush …
sanaane daane jape casa svadhyaaye pitrkarmani
karau sadarbhau curve tatha sandhyaabhivaadane.
Which means that Kush is used during the bath, while Dan, Jap, Hom, Pathpooja, Pitrikarya and at sunset. Therefore, Kush is considered very important in Hindu culture. Hindu people use kush grass in all functions, auspicious or auspicious.
A person performing rituals should tie Kush around the finger (use a ring of this herb). It is a tradition to keep the centuries away. It has been scientifically proven that this herb absorbs radiation and bad rays. Even X-rays can be absorbed by this herb, imagine what else you can do.
A study was also done collecting a lot of grass and taking x-rays. Many X-rays were absorbed by Kush. That is why Puran and other Hindu epics described Kush’s right finger as a ring. It is said that Kush absorbs bad vibrations in the atmosphere and cleanses the body of a Kush ring.
The number of leaves depends on the function that is performed: for some functions related to death, only the single-leaf Kush is used; for the daily and auspicious routine a ring of two leaves is used; for ominous but not mortal functions (i.e., Amavasya Tharppanam, Pithru Pooja, etc.), a three-wing Kush ring is used.
The temple prayer and the Pooja use a four-leaf Kush ring. When a fire ritual called Agni Santhana is performed, these Kush are distributed on all four sides of the Agni Kunda. During the Eclipse period, these Kush (Kush) are used to cover all foods to protect them from harmful ultraviolet radiation.
Each time a function is executed, the Hindus first perform a cleaning process of the site known as “Sudhhi Punyaahavachanam”. While reciting Selective Versus, hold the Kush package with your hand and place the tip on the container containing water.
Therefore, the specified vibration values are absorbed by the water in the vessel through the Kush. If Kush is cut and the day of Avani Amavasya (Kuse Aushi) is collected, it can be kept for a full year. If it is cut on the day of Masi Amavasya, it can also be used throughout the year. There is a special slokha to cut the Kush (the sacred herb) to recite when cutting.
If Kush is obtained from a brahmin who does not know this slokam or not, Kush is useless, say the Vedic scriptures. With the phonetic sound and vibration of Sanskrit, the use of Kush (Kush) increases its value. The use varies depending on the function.
It is really a wonder that in the days of the Vedas the wise men and saints of the Hindu country controlled the disturbances of the magnetic path simply by using this kush (Kush). Another important thing about Kush is that a case that is not familiar to many will use the same Kush seven times, provided it is washed and dried thoroughly before reuse.
It has the same power and strength for repeated use. However, the Kush, which is used for sinister ceremonies such as death rituals and karma rituals, should never be used again because it absorbs the bad power of these events to purify the atmosphere.
Apart from the above, Kush cannot be planted and cultivated anywhere. It grows naturally only in selected places. Potential soil selection, magnetic path positions, and soil conditions only contribute to growth in selected locations. For example, more than six months (except for a cut during the days of Masi and Avani Amavasya), it loses its value and its ability to absorb radiation control or magnetic path values.
However, the same can be used after six months, only when it is energized again with certain amounts of Gayatri mantra and when Gayatri-Japa mantra water is sprayed on it. There is a system and a ritual to revive the Kush after six months.
Hence Kushe Aunsi is like remembering the lost parents and expressing love and respect to live one. This day can present how emotional and beautiful the relation of a father and child is. These days, Kushe Aunsi taught calling father day among children, and this could lose the real cultural practice and identity of tradition being followed.
Author: Sudip Babu Dhakal