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Nepalis worship self on Mha puja

IANS  |  Kathmandu 

Nepalis on Thursday are observing the Mha puja, celebrated on the fourth day of that literally refers to self worship, making to one's body.

They are also celebrating Govardan or goru or ox worship throughout the country that marks the fourth day of the five-day-long festival celebrated by the Hindus.

The community celebrated their new year with the Mha puja, post reported.

Govardhan puja, that is also celebrated by many Hindus in India, is marked by here that make replicas of the fabled made out of the cow dung.

People here prepare a mixture of the cow dung and ochre formed into a paste and apply on the courtyard of their homes and on the floors during the one-day festival that comes after Diwali in

The are linked to god Krishna who, according to legend, lifted the by his smallest finger and protected people of Gokul from torrential rains caused by angry Indra, the rain god.

Similarly, the ox is also worshipped on the day as it is an useful domesticated beast used for the Nepalis, who are from a predominantly agricultural society.



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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 10:12 IST