Friday, January 14, 2011

Hot Cake of Maghe Sangranti

Various kind of yam being sold at Ason Chok on Thursday morning, Kathmandu. Intake of Yam is must during Maghe Sankranti. Maghe Sankrati is observed at the beginning of the holy month of Magh. It is customary to take holy dips at river confluence, perform worship at various shrines and take yam and 'chaku' as special food items on this occasion.

The belief goes that eating such items as ghee and Chaku, sesame seed candy, vegetables and yam, and giving them away in charity on this day after taking a holy dip helps one become healthier.

Hindus in Nepal, India and Sikkim also observe this day as 'Makar Sankranti' as it marks the sun's journey Northwards.

1 comment:

mashutzo writes said...

love ur all the pics...

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