The birthday of warrior- God Kumar
Sithi Nakha or Kumar Sasthi festival is celebrated in late may and early June to mark the birth day of Lord Shiva and Parvati’s son Kumar, the great warrior god, who is believed to have ended the anxiety of 33 million gods by defeating Danavas, the demons.
The actual festival Procession jatra is held on the day following his birth, the seventh day of the waxing moon. His idols is taken out from the temple of Jaisidewal in reefed palanquin. The procession bearing the palanquin moves around the city streets, whereon lookers and the devotees offer worship. The festival to the conclusion when the idol is kept in the temple again.
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This Article and upcoming posts are extracted from the book, TOURIST INFORMATION DIRECTORY, 1997. by my Late Father Journalist, Sociologist & Anthropologists, Er. Ramesh Chandra Bandhu Bhattarai.