Swasthani Brata Katha is an important ritual for hindus in Nepal and this book will help you bring that ritual to your new home in USA. The reading of the Swasthani is not just a procedural ritual, rather it is about dedication, reading and discipline. The mythic tale is recited every day for a month reminding the importance of the barata (fasting). The month begins from the full moon day and ends with subsequent full moon day in the month of Paush (January/February). Each day a chapter (adhaya) is read and people sit around to listen and meditate in the story. The book has 31 chapters which tell the story of life of various hindu dieties. Many voluntarily fast for a month dedicating their devotion for the well being of family members.
Next Swasthani Barta Katha starts on January 28th, 2021 ( Magha 15, 2077) so get your copy and bring this important culture to your home.