KATHMANDU, Sept18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes to all Nepalis on the occasion of the Jitiya festival today. Extending her message of best wishes, she wished for peace, prosperity and happiness.
MAHOTTARI, Oct 3: Jitiya Parva, the most-awaited festival of the women of the Maithali community started this Monday. In the beginning hours, women devotees take dips into nearby water sources before initiating fasts -- wishing for the longevity of their family members. The custom of offering oil and khari (pina) in yam leaves to Lord Jitumahan is widely practiced during the festival.