Maghe Sankranti, a popular HIndu festival celebrated joyfully throughout South Asia, is an important day among the observant –to cleanse off the evil and ill off their bodies and minds and bid farewell to the ominous month of Poush (9th month on Nepalese calender).
On this day, the sun is believed to leave its southernmost position and begin its northward journey. Maghe Sankranti is similar to solstice festivals in other religious traditions.
Observant (mainly Hindus) are supposed to cleanse themselves on this very day. The first bathe of the day starts as a ritual bathe at scheduled river locations around the country.
- Sankhamul at the Bagmati, Lalitpur
- Gandaki/Narayani river basin at Triveni, near the Indian border
- Devghat near Chitwan
- Ridi on the Kali Gandaki
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