Janai Purnima

This Festival mainly concerns Brahmins but most other Hindus also participate. On this day, Brahmins bathe in the sacred rivers of the Vishnumati and Bagmati, after which they change the sacred threads worn across their chest. Other people have yellow sacred threads tied round thei wrist to protect them from the dangers of the coming year. On this day, thousands of people visit kumbeswar temple where they bathe in the sacred waters which supposedly come from the holy lakes in gosainkund.

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