Fathers Day Nepal 2021 (2078 BS) Date: We celebrate Fathers day on Tuesday, 7th September 2021 (22th Bhadra 2078).
“Fathers day” is also called Kushe Aaushi or Gokarna Aausi or Pitri Tirpani Aausi in Nepali.
Father’s Day (बुवाको मुख हेर्ने दिन ) is celebrated on the no moon day of Bhadra.
Father, mother, and teacher are given the place of God in the Hindu religion. Father is the teacher, protector, and savior. Father’s day is the day of paying respect once again to him.
This is a special day, we pay respect to our father for his care and love for us during his life. Father’s day is called Babu ko Mukh Herne din in Nepali. The literal meaning of “Mukh Herne is to see someone’s face.
How fathers day is celebrated in Nepal?
Sons and daughters visit their fathers with sweets and gifts to celebrate father’s day. Usually, there is a big family gathering at the parent’s house on this day. Each one of the children takes turns to offer a plateful of sweets to the father. Thereafter, everyone enjoys a feast.
On the other hand, married daughters go to their maternal home to meet their father. Many people celebrate this festival by offering prayers to the Shiva Temple.
All those people who have lost their father visit the temple on this Holy Day. People also visit the temple or other holy places to perform shradh in memory of their deceased fathers.
Nepalis believe that the souls of deceased fathers come to Gokarna to accept the offerings made by their sons and daughters on this day. Hence, on father’s day, Nepalese from across the country, whose father had passed away, visit Gokarneshwore Mahadev temple at Gokarna to take a holy bath in the nearby river, worship Lord Shiva and make offerings in the name of their deceased fathers.
Also, some sons depending on their religious beliefs, have Hindu or Buddhist priests perform memorial rituals called Sradha in the name of the deceased fathers. Likewise, daughters also take a holy bath in the nearby river, worship, and then make offerings to Lord Gokarneshwore. However, they do not perform Sradha.
After taking purification showers, the ones that could not visit Gokarna offer sweets to Brahmin priests or Vajracharya priests depending on their faith, whether they are Hindus or Buddhists respectively. Nepalis believe that when the priests accept the offerings (Daan), it reaches the souls of their deceased fathers.
Why do people go to Gokarneshwor Mahadev? Why people do Pind Daan in Nepal?
Once Shiva and Parbati disappeared from Himalaya Parbat. All the gods were very surprised and started searching for them all across the universe. Brahma and other gods caught Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati in Deer’s lives hiding in Sleshmantak forest in Pashupatinath. The “Buck” Shiva was caught by Brahma by his horns. Horns of Shiva came out in Brahma’s hand. Then Lord Shiva asked Brahma and Bishnu to establish those horns as Shiva linga somewhere in Nepal as they think fit. Brahma placed it in Gokarna. Since then, It is believed that worshiping Shiva in Gokarneshwor Mahadev and doing pinda daan (homage to dead people) is equivalent to visiting Gaya 10 times (Gaya is another Hindu holy place).
Happy Fathers day !!!