Janai Purnima

The most popular festival Janai Purnima is a hindu festival celebrated all over the country. On this day also celebrated Rakshya Bandan, every hindus ties a blessed thread (“Doro”-nepali name of thread).  Janai Purnima maintains the holy significance whereas Rakshya Bandan makes love and respects in between or among sisters and brothers, with family get together and feasts of Kwati (mixed beans soup).

On the occasion of this big day of Janai Purnima or Rakshya Hindu men renewing their Janai and people collecting Janai from Shiva temples places like the Pashupatinath in Kathmandu, Kumbeshwar in Patan, Gosaikunda in Langtang region and Shiva and Ganesh temple in all over the Nepal.

The community of Newar’s of Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktpur and neighboring village) call this festival Gunhi Punhi and they prepare a soup of a mixture of beans called Kwati as special food for the day. Kwati is a nutritious soup made from different types of beans.