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    International Labour Day/Budhaastami Vrata/Gorakhkali Puja
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    International Labour Day/Budhaastami Vrata/Gorakhkali Puja

    May 1st, May day
    This day of the year is celebrated around the world as International Labor Day with great participation and closeness to labor-related elements.

    Many around the world tend to associate May Day with socialism and communism, as well as confine this day just concerning Cuba and the former Soviet Union, however, it is important to see this day of labor as a more democratic and more important day in today's context. Let me take you back to the 19th century, the 19th century is known as the century of workers and their labor. The beginning of this century has embarked on the beginning of a new dimension of various factories, industries, production and development, the industrial revolution, and economic growth.

    Background of May Day
    In commemoration of the "Hey Market Scandal" in Chicago, the USA on May 4, 1886, before the turn of the 19th century, May 1 is celebrated as a special International Day for Labor and Labor Issues.

    On this day, May 1 commemorates the workers' agitation for an eight-hour day, in which an unidentified person threw a bomb at the police, and in retaliation, many innocent people were killed in a retaliatory attack by the police.

    Remember that before that movement, workers from all over the world used to work up to 16 hours a day. May Day has brought a momentous change in the field of labor and the credit and vision of today's growing labor-friendly society have been started from this day.

    The first ever proclamation of May Day
    It is also important to remember unknown and known labor martyrs across the globe. The English and Nepali adaptations of the historical phrase used on the first day of May

    1886, are to be found here only in the courtyard of Hamro Patro.

    Budhaastami Vrata
    If an Asthami falls of Wednesday (Budhabar)- it’s a specific tithi called Budhhaasthami.

    Skipping the Narka- a holy observance of Budhhasthami
    Budhaastami brings several dimension and devotion, Lord Shiva and Parwati are especially worshiped and prayed in this day, and people observe fasting and visit temples. According to the Sanatan legend, it is believed that one who observes this day of Budhaastami, never goes to hell, after death. Observers also seek divine blessings with prosperity for wellbeing in their lives.

    What is done today?
    Devotees also worship Budha Graha (Planet Mercury) and ask for his blessings. People with Budha doshas in their planetary locations are strongly prescribed to fast and worship this day. Special Naivedya is prepared and offered to Lord Buddha on this day, devotees worship Lord Budhha's idol inscribed in silver or on the gold coin, water-filled Kalash and green unpeeled coconut is placed atop, several rituals are performed to appease Lord Buddha. The observer of this Vrata is believed to gain freedom from his/her sins and also escapes from going to hell.

    Happy Budhhaastami.

    Gorakhkali Puja

    Baba Gorakh and Gorakhkali vagwati are very important in Nepali history. The meeting between Prithvi Narayan Shah and Baba Gorakh, the vomit that fell on the feet of Prithvi Narayan Shah and the auspiciousness given by Baba Gorakh to Prithvi Narayan Shah that there will be victory wherever he bows is the reason for the energy and strength of Nepal's unification.

    The glory of Gorakhnath Baba, a unique devotee of Baba Machindranath, is special in the Sanatan community of Nepal, India and all over the world.

    Gorkha, the district of origin of Shah dynasty kings adjacent to the name of Baba Gorakh, and Gorakhkali temple have special importance in the former royal family of Nepal. It should be remembered that in the history of Baba Gorakh, the Gorakh palace and dynasty as well as the Gorakh temple in Pashupati's mrigasthali forest and Baba's 15-year meditation there are also connected.

    The Gorkha temple of Mrigasthali is in a state of neglect due to lack of protection and management.
    In the Gorkha Darbar area is the shrine of Gorakhkali Devi. This Peetha is considered as the Kool Devi of the Shah Dynasty. It is customary to worship Gorkhali on Paush Krishna Ashtami. Today, a special puja is performed at the Gorakhkali temple in Gorkha.
    It has been a tradition for hundreds of years to bring Jamara to Kathmandu on Phulpati day in this Gorakhkali temple. In the post-republic years, such customs have not been given much attention, although the importance of Baba Gorakh and Gorakhkali Devi in ​​the protection of Nepalese land has been incomparable.
    Nepali people need more blessings of Baba Gorakh and Gorakhkali Devi to protect cows.

    Gorakh Sandesh (Message)
    Gorakh message
    Guru Gorakhnath says - "The journey of the temples and shrines is Suno Yatra" meaning the pilgrimage of the temples etc. are spiritually meaningless, equal to zero, soulless – unless we are able to spread love to every being in this cosmos.

    -Suyog Dhakal

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