Kojagrat Poornima today

काठमाण्डु टुडे २०७० असोज ३१ गते २०:५० मा प्रकाशित

Kathmandu, Oct. 18: Nepali Hindus are marking the Kojagrat Poornima (full moon day) today as part of the final day of the 10-day Bada Dashain festival by worshipping and paying homage to Mahalaxmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

The Bada Dashain festival formally concludes on the day of the Kojagrat Poornima with the devotees offering worships to Mahalaxmi at their homes in the evening.

There is a belief that the goddess Mahalaxmi takes a trip around the world on the night of Kojagrat Poornima ‘to check as to who is observing the vigil on this particular night’.

As per this belief, the goddess of wealth blesses the people who are found observing the overnight vigil. With this belief, housewives observe the vigil tonight and pay homage to the goddess.

Since the ritual of giving and receiving tika and jamara of the Dashain festival also concludes on this day, the jamara that is sprouted and anointed at the Dashainghars and Kots on the day of Ghatasthapana is disposed of as per the religious tradition.

People also perform worship at the Swoyambhu Chaitya and observe the night vigil by lighting the Mahadeep lamp. RSS

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