Maghe Sankranti Festival Nepal 2076 : Maghe Sankranti 2020
This post is about to Maghe Sankranti Festival Nepal 2076 or Maghe Sankranti 2020. Maghe Sankranti माघे सङ्क्रान्ति is the beginning of the holy month of Magh (Nepali calendar), usually the mid of January month (Christian Calendar). The festival Maghe Sankranti is special to Nepal and Nepali. Maghe Sankranti is perhaps one of the most exciting and frenetic of all the major public festivals.
Maghe Sankranti lies in the 1st day of Magh, 10th month of Nepal, according to Nepali calendar. For your kind information, here in Nepal coutry, Nepali calendar is running. Nepali calendar is only running in Nepal. Now, according to Nepali calendar, 2076 B.S. (Bikram Samvat) is running. It is ahead of Christian Calendar. So, here in Nepal, Maghe Sankranti 2076 will be celebrated.
Maghe Sankranti 2019 or Maghe Sankranti 2075 BS or Maghi festival Nepal
The many different religious festivals that take place every year form an important part of life in Nepal. As the Nepalese employ the Nepalese calendar or Bikram Samvat which does not exactly tally with the Christian calendar, it is very difficult to give the precise equivalent date, so the festivals have been arranged according to the month they may fall in.
Sankranti means first day of the month. Magh is the name of month. So, Maghe Sankranti is the fisrst day of the month Magh. Maghe Sankranti is also called Maghi Sankranti. Maghe Sankranti is also known as Maghi Parwa. Maghe Sankranti is also known as Gheu Chaku Salhu घ्यःचाकु संल्हु in Newari language.
On this holy day, there are Mela in all over the country Nepal on the holy banks of rivers. People take bath in the holy rivers. One of the greatest Mela is organized on the Barah Chhetra, bank of Holy River. Another greatest Mela is organized on the Shankmul, near to Kathmandu valley.
In this year 2075, starting day of Swasthani Brat Katha is in the Maghe Sankranti.
During the January – February, Maghe Sankranti festival is one of the major festivals of Nepal. It is the national festival of Nepal. People of Nepal get public holidays on this holy festival.
The Maghe Sankranti, the first day of the month Math, the sun enters that part of the zodiac which is symbolized by Capricorn. It starts on its northward journey in its heavenly course on this Maghi Parwa day.
Maghi Parwa or Maghe Sankranti announces informally the commencement of the Uttarayan. The Nepalese people belief this Maghe Sankranti day marks the division of the winter and Summer solstice. Bathing in holy rivers is prescribed for all Nepali in this holy day.
Sankranti is the beginning of the holy month of Magh, usually fall in the mid of January or sometime it goes to 1st week of last week of February. It brings an end to the ill-omened month of Poush, 9th month of Nepal (mid-december) when all religious ceremonies are forbidden.
Maghi festival Nepal : Maghe Sankranti 2020
Maghi Parwa is considered the coldest day of the year. People take holy bath on the Sankhamole, on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. Sankhamole is located below Patan, is thought to be amongst the most sacred sites for this purpose, taking holy bath on this Maghe Sankranti.
Although there has been a decline in the fulfillment of this ritual in the recent years because of water pollution in the river. But Nepali people still go in the wee hours of dawn just to sprinkle themselves with the water. They pay homage to various deities specially the temple of Red Machindranath and Agima Ta.
Maghe Sankranti Foods: Maghe Sankranti 2020 Foods
Maghe Sankranti Foods is famous in the all over the Nepal. Feasting with rich food of special preparation is common in all Nepali family. Feasting with special food is allowed and prepared for this day. There are some food or recipes for this holy day, Maghe Sankranti. Maghe Sankranti Food or Festive foods of Maghi Parwa are laddoo, ghee and sweet potatoes.
Maghi Parwa marks the coming of warmer weather and better days of health and fortune. This day, 1st day of the month Magh, is said to be the most significant day for holy bathing despite the weather. This ritual usually takes place at the union of sacred rivers and streams. The mother of each household wishes good health to all family members.
Holy Rivers and places for Maghi Sankranti or Maghi Parwa / Maghe Sankranti 2020
There are more 6000 rivers in Nepal. There is big Mela for celebrating Maghe Sankranti festival Nepal. Some of famous rivers for Maghe Sankranti Mela and for taking a bath are Sankhamul, banks of Bagmati river, Gandaki River, Narayani River, Koshi river, Sun Koshi River, Kamala Rives, Triveni, Devghat near Chitwan Valley, Kali Gandaki river, Dolalghat etc.
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