Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday

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Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday

Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday

SC AN   ¦    Sep 08, 2018 05:14:00 PM (IST)

Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday-1

Mangaluru: September 8 regarded as the Nativity or birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, by Catholics. For the Mangalurean Catholics, it is also celebrated as harvest day or Monthi Fest. On this day, Catholics assemble at their respective parishes to attend mass and honour Mother Mary. Children shower flowers on a statue of Mary as a baby and join the adults in offering prayers. Later, sugar cane is distributed to both the young and the old and special sweets are given to the children.

The parishioners of the Urwa Church here on Saturday celebrated the Nativity/Monthi fest with great fervour and devotion.

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Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday
Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday
Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday
Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday
Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday
Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday
Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday
Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday
Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday
Monthi fest celebrated at Urwa church on Saturday