Thursday, 5 August, 2021

Sithi Nakha being celebrated in Bhaktapur (Photo Feature)

Sithi Nakha being celebrated in Bhaktapur, Photos - Sujan Gurung

By TRN Online, Kathmandu, June 16: A religious and eco-friendly festival ‘Sithi Nakha’ is being celebrated in the Newar community by cleaning the water sources today.

The word “Sithi” was modified from the Sanskrit word “Shashthi” which means sixth and “Nakha” which means festival in the Newari language. The name ‘Sithi Nakha’ was given as it falls on the sixth day of the bright fortnight.

It is also celebrated in honour of Lord Kumar on his birthday as Kumar Shasthi.