Dashain is the one of the greatest festival of nepali Hindus. Like other festivals, it is also based on the lunar calendar and falls in the month of Ashwin or Kartik. Dashain is observed for 15 days from the new moon day (ghatasthapana) to the full moon day (kojagrat Purnima). It is a festival of great delight, enthusiasm and rapture.The time of Dashain is very fine. The weather is fair and mild. Farmers are getting relief from their tiring season of plantation and weddings. Schools, colleges, factories and offices remain close.
Dashain celebrates the inevitable victory of virtues over vice, truth over untruth and justice over injustice. The goddess Durgaknown as the goddess of victory is worshipped with great devotion, during the nine days called nawa Durga. People swarm to the well-maintained temples of the goddess Durga. They make sacrifices of goats, buffalos, hen etc. the chandi, a story of victory achieved by deities over devils in Satya yugy, is recited for sacredness and sanctity. It is believed that in treta yuga, lord rama had secured victory after performing puga to goddess Durga. The tenth day known as Vijayadashami is the main day of vacation festival. On this day, people receive red tika, jamara and blessings from their seniors. Rato tika is the symbol of both fortune and victory in Hindu culture.
Dashain is also the time of family gatherings and feasts people forget their difference and misunderstandings and visit their relatives. Those away from their home or country return during the time people wear new cloths, eatverities of food items, chocolates etc. traditional swing such as the bamboo supported linger ping are very popular. Nepali lifestyle is highly reflected by this festival. There is gun firing accompanied by flower showering at tundikhel in Kathmandu. It`s traditional for commoners to receive tika from the state head of the country.Many people celebrate the festival with great pomp and shows, celebration is often extravagant.
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