Rishi Panchami being observed today

KATHMANDU: Nepali Hindu women are observing the Rishi Panchami, the last day of Teej festival, worshipping the Saptarshis-- the seven saints-- as mentioned in scriptures.

Clad in red attire, women set up the Saptarshis and worship them.

Women perform a ritual bath during Rishi Panchami festival on the bank of the Bagmati River at the Pashupathinath Temple premises, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Photo: Skanda Gautam/ THT
Women perform a ritual bath during Rishi Panchami festival on the bank of the Bagmati River at the Pashupathinath Temple premises, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Photo: Skanda Gautam/ THT