Janai Poornima (Rakshya Bandhan)

Janai Poornima (Rakshya Bandhan)
Janai Purnima is a festival celebrated on a full moon day. Janai is the sacred thread worn by some Hindus around their body, which is sanctified with various chants, believed that it protects from any evil. On this day Hindus bathe in a holy river, chant various mantras and change their Janai. Pilgrims visit to a sacred lake Gosaikunda to take bath and pray Lord Shiva. This festival is also celebrated at Kumbheswar Mahadev temple in Patan.