Judshital festival being observed with gusto in Terai districts

Published On: April 15, 2017 10:46 AM NPT By: Mithilesh Yadav

LAHAN, April 15: Judshital festival is being observed with gusto in the districts of the Terai region.

In this festival, before the sun rises, elderly members of a family offer blessings to younger family members by applying holy water to their foreheads.

It  is commonly believed that the holy water applied to a forehead helps the water recipients get rid of difficult life believed to be caused by the heat of the sun.

They believe that the holy water makes their hot brain cool , thereby enabling them to  succeed in achieving what they want.

Judshital festival is the festival of worshipping nature, according to Maithili literature expert Laxman Jha. In this festival, holy water is applied to both human beings and plants.

On the day of this festival, people do not cook food oin the oven. They consume food cooked on the previous day.

Since this festival is associated with reducing the heat in both literal and figurative sense, they do not cook food on this day and consume the food already prepared a day ago.

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