Gokarna Aunsi

The celebration of a father’s day with the worship of Shivalinga at Gokarna. Gokarna Aunsi is a special day set apart for the veneration of one’s fathers alive or dead. On this auspicious day, son and daughters offer ritual food, sweets, meat and other gifts to their fathers. The streets are a happy scene with married daughters with loads of goodies making their way to their parents’ houses. Ceremony is also known as ‘Looking upon father’s face’. Those whose fathers are no more, mark this day by visiting Gokarna and other sacred spots and worshiping the deities. There they perform anniversary rituals in honor of their departed fathers and offer aims of rice, pulses and coins to the priests.

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