Festivals

Thousands of pilgrims take holy bath at Gosaikunda

26 August, 2018, Kathmandu – Thousands of pilgrims took a holy bathe at Gosaikunda, a famous lake in Langtang National Park, in Rasuwa district on the occasion of Janai Purnima festival on Sunday. As reported by Mr Sanjeev DM, Chairman of Gosaikunda Area Development Committee, an estimated 9000 people bathed at the sacred lake this festive season as the 10-day festival drew to a close today,

Pilgrims taking holy bath at Gosaikunda lake to mark the janaipurnima festival.
Pilgrims taking holy bath at Gosaikunda lake to mark the janaipurnima festival.

Hindu and Buddhist devotees from across the country including the nearby districts Nuwakot, Gorkha, Sindhupalchok, Dhading, Kavrepalanchok, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Sindhuli, and Kathmandu valley reached the lake for the annual festival. Amar Prasad Dhamala a visiting devotee, said he came to the lake all the way from Chitwan believing that his wishes would be fulfilled and his ancestors would be delivered from the cycle of birth and death. “I found Gosaikunda as a holy place,” he said.
According to a mythology in Hinduism, a belief among devotees that all gods and goddess throng at Gosaikunada on the occasion of Janaipurnima. Devotees observed rituals such as tying the sacred threads on the occasion. Rakshya bandhan or Janai is the element to ware which mostly Brhamins are waring and this day they change them with the new threads after taking holy bath and before doing puja.

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