Hindus across the world observed Janai Purnima on Friday. As per the tradition, Brahmin priests tie the Raksha Bandhan thread or ‘dora’ purified by mantras around the wrist of the people, and Hindu males receive a sacred thread called ‘Janai’, as a symbol for protection.
In Nepal, devotees gather in various religious sites such as the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Gosaikunda in Rasuwa district and Kumbeshwor in Lalitpur to mark the festival. In Tarai, sisters tie ‘Rakhi’ around the wrist of their brothers’ hands wishing them a long life, good health, and prosperity.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ser Bahudar Dauwa observed the festival by receiving Raksha Bandhan and Janai at his residence from a family priest.
Janai Purnima is celebrated in the month of Shrawan every year. On this day,
people have Kwati, a soup prepared from nine different beans, believing that the soup would help them get rid of diseases and keep them healthy.