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Matatirtha is a village in Kathmandu District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 2799 and had 506 households in it.[1] Santosh Khadka was elected as Chairman of Matatirtha through a local election.[citation needed] Etymology[edit] The word Matatirtha comes from two Sanskrit words, "Mata" meaning mother and "tirtha" meaning a sacred place. The VDC owes its name from a sacred pond in the VDC dedicated to mother.

Image of the mother

Matatirtha is a sacred place and famous because of the religious aspects and values.Every year on mother's day thousands of people gather together to celebrate the day.Only the people who don't have their mother take a dip into the sacred pond and perform religious rituals in the temple. Basically it is a hindu temple but people from different religion visit and worship there. References[edit]

^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 

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Kathmandu District

Headquarter: Kathmandu

Kathmandu Budanilkantha Chandragiri Dakshinkali Gokarneshwar Kageshwari Manohara Kirtipur Nagarjun Shankharapur Tarakeshwar Tokha

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