More beggars than the worshippers were seen at Maisthan Temple, one of the most famous Durga temples of Birgunj, on the occasion of Maghe Sankranti 2020. People celebrate the first of Magh month of Hindu calendar with pomp and show. They also visit temples and donate food, money, rice, etc. to the beggars.
The Tharu ethnic community mark this day as the new year. They also organize various Tharu cultural dance displaying their age-old culture, food and costumes.
Photo: Dipendra Kanu