11 touching pictures of Nepalese devotees marking Mother's Day

Devotees come from across the country to bathe, offer prayers and leave offerings at the Matathirtha Temple


Multimedia Desk May 06, 2016
Nepalese Hindu devotees take part in rituals to mark the Mother's Day Festival at Matathirtha on the outskirts of Kathmandu on May 6, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Nepalese Hindu devotees took part in rituals to mark the Mother's Day Festival on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 6. Devotees come from across the country to bathe, offer prayers and leave offerings at the Matathirtha Temple during the event, which honours mothers who have passed away.

Here we look at 11 touching pictures of Nepalese Hindu devotees participating in special rituals.

Nepalese Hindu devotees take a holy bath as they mark the Mother's Day Festival at Matathirtha on the outskirts of Kathmandu on May 6, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

A Nepalese Hindu devotee takes a holy bath as they mark the Mother's Day Festival at Matathirtha on the outskirts of Kathmandu. PHOTO: AFP

Nepalese Hindu devotees take a holy bath as they mark the Mother's Day Festival at Matathirtha on the outskirts of Kathmand. PHOTO: AFP

A Nepalese youth looks out of the window of a building during events to mark the Mother's Day Festival at Matathirtha on the outskirts of Kathmandu on May 6, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Nepalese Hindu devotees take a holy bath as they mark the Mother's Day Festival at Matathirtha on the outskirts of Kathmandu on May 6, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Nepalese Hindu devotees take a holy bath as they mark the Mother's Day Festival at Matathirtha on the outskirts of Kathmandu on May 6, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

A devotee offers prayers at Matathirtha to commemorate her departed mother during Mother's Day in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 6. PHOTO: REUTERS

A devotee takes a holy bath on a stone spout to commemorate his departed mother during Mother's Day in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 6, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Devotees gather at Matathirtha to commemorate their departed mothers during Mother's Day in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 6, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

A devotee takes a holy bath at Matathirtha to commemorate his departed mother during Mother's Day in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 6, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Devotees offer prayers at Matathirtha to commemorate their departed mothers during Mother's Day in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 6, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

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