KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Nepali Hindus are observing Janai Purnima festival across the country today. It falls on Shrawan Shukla Purnima every year.

Most of us, all over Nepal, celebrate Dashain but we aren’t familiar with the many concepts and stories of this main festival of Hindus. Like with everything else, there are many myths and facts associated with Dashain that can help you see the festival in a new light. Also, the information can make for good conversation starters.

Janaipurnima festival today

August 26, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The tagadharis or those who wear the 'Janai' (the sacred thread) around their bodies from the left shoulder change the sacred thread today after having a haircut and a bath on the occasion of 'Janai Purnima', also known as 'Rishi Tarpani'.