Devotees throng Gokarneshwor Temple on Kushe Aunshi (photo feature)

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Kathmandu: The Gokaneshwor Mahadev Temple on the northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu has witnessed a large influx of devotees on the occasion of Bhadra Krishna Aunshi, also known as Kushe Aunshi or Gokarna Aunshi. The festival is celebrated as Father’s Day by Hindus of Nepal.

Kushe Aunshi is celebrated by remembering and paying respect to fathers for their care and love for family members. Those having lost their fathers remember them by going to temples, conducting shraddha, and offering sida to priests.

 Conducting shraddha and offering sida and pinda on this day is believed to be helping deceased ancestors’ souls get satisfied and leave the world easily.