Celebrating Rishi Panchami festival – photo feature
Rishi Panchami is celebrated by the Hindu women after they reach their menstruation period. In this day, the seven powerful saints, locally known as Sapta Rishi are worshipped seeking for forgiveness for any mistakes committed during the menstruation period. It is believed that the clan or the Gotras of Nepali people are named after the name of the seven saints. All the females from the Hindu community who have reached their menstruation period celebrate this festival by taking ritual bath, keeping a fast and offering puja to the saints.
Photos: Anisha Bhattarai