It is Nepali mother’s Day.
Let me share photos of the mothers of some of the celebrities. First the video report:
Apart from the photos used in the video I had shared the photos of the mothers of Nepali celebrities in the past.
And some celebrities became mothers this year:
Simpla Khanal gave birth to a daughter. Simple is a model, actress and VJ. She however has left Nepal and is living in the UK these days. (Read in detail)
Miss Nepal 2009, Zenisha Moktan gave birth to a daughter this year. (Read more here)
Some celebrities lost their mothers this year.
Actress Jal Shah’s mother – Prema Shah left the world this year. (Read about Prema Shah)
Yaman Shrestha and his sister Sarana Shrestha lost their mother, Yasoda Subedi. Subedi is wife of Madan Krishna Shrestha.
Start of the Mothers Day
In Nepal, people visit Matatirtha pond to celebrate the festival and remember their mothers. According to legends, an orphan shepherd boy had seen his mother’s face on the reflection in the pond in Dwapar Yug. After that a lot of other people had also seen their respective mothers in the reflection. Although, that is only a legend and there is no truth in it, people continue to flock the area in the first month of the year. (source – Mother’s Day in Nepal)
The Mother’s Day in Nepal is different from those celebrated in other parts of the world. It is not related to the Mother’s Day celebrated in the Western World. The celebration is is also different. The children remember their mothers by:
- Those who have their mothers alive and if they live nearby – the go to meet her in person. The bring a lot of foods and gifts for their mothers.
- For those whose mother lives in a far-away place, people usually call their mothers or send gifts through mail.
- For those who don’t have their mothers -they usually do shraddha, a traditional pooja to remember mothers.
Happy mother’s day to all the mothers !