September 3, Kathmandu : Hindu women across the country are observing the Rhishi panchami festival today as per the rituals.
The festival, the concluding day of the Teej, is observed on the fifth day of bright half moon of the month of Bhadra.
Hindu women observe this festival with due respect and importance by fasting and paying homage to the Saptarishis (seven powerful saints as per the Hindu mythology). On the day, those observing the festival wake up early in the morning, go to nearby river, stream, pond and lake and take bath with established rituals.
On this day, woman devotees throng the Shrisheshwar Temple in Teku of the capital city, Kathmandu, and other Rishi Temples across the nation for homage and worship.