KATHMANDU, Nov 15: More than 200 men received tika from Anjali Maskey, popularly known as 'Anjali Didi', in a mass Bhaitika programme she organized at Kashthamandap, Basantapur in Kathmandu on the occasion of the Bhaitika celebration today.

President Paudel receives Bhaitika

November 15, 2023 14:30 pm

Kathmandu, Nov 15: President Ram Chandra Paudel received tika from his younger sisters Sharada Pandit and Chanda Ojha on the occasion of the Bhaitika festival today.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: In the Balgopaleshwar temple in the middle of Ranipokhari in Kathmandu, the process of receiving Bhai Tika has started.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The Balagopaleshwar temple on Ranipokhari, which is open only one day a year, will be accessible from early morning until evening today, as announced by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The last day of the five-day-long festival, Tihar, known as Bhai Tika, is being celebrated across the country today, Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Today, Bhai Tika, the main day of the second main festival in Nepal, Tihar, is being celebrated.

Bhai Tika today, 10:51 AM auspicious hour

November 15, 2023 07:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The last day of the five-day-long festival, Tihar, which is known as Bhai Tika, is being celebrated across the country today.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: The last day of the five-day-long festival, Tihar, which is known as Bhai Tika, is tomorrow. The National Calendar Determination Committee has said the auspicious hour for offering Tika this year is 10:51AM. However, the Tika can be offered throughout the day, the Committee added.

Weather to be clear on day of Bhai Tika

November 14, 2023 20:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: On the day of Bhai Tika tomorrow due to the general influence of the westerly wind, there is a possibility of light snowfall in some parts of the country, and there is a possibility of light snowfall in the high hills and mountainous areas, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) under the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: President Ram Chandra Paudel will celebrate Bhai Tika with his sisters Sharada Pandit and Chanda Ojha.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The Department of Immigration (DoI) has announced that its services will be available throughout the Tihar festival, except on Bhai Tika, which falls on November 15.

POKHARA, Nov 12: The Hotel Association of Pokhara has announced to organize the 16th edition of Bhai Tika festival on November 15, the day of this year's Bhai Tika, in Pokhara to promote tourism through culture. The festival is being organized with the slogan 'save culture; promote tourism', according to Chairman of the Association, Laxman Subedi.

10:51 AM auspicious hour for Bhai Tika

November 7, 2023 13:32 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Nepal Calendar Determination Development Committee, the government body authorized to decide dates and times of festivals celebrated in the country, has shared that 10:51 am on November 15 would be the most auspicious time for Bhai Tika on the occasion of the festival of Tihar this year.

TANAHUN, Oct 28: Actor Paul Shah, who is in jail, celebrated Bhai Tika on Thursday. Narayan Prasad Adhikari, Acting Chief of Tanahun Jail, said that Shah, who has been sentenced to two years and six months on the charge of sexual abuse of a minor, received tika in the prison.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Chairman of the CPN-UML and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has celebrated Bhai Tika with his sisters.

PM Deuba abstains from Bhaitika rituals

October 27, 2022 15:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba did not partake in the Bhaitika rituals this year. PM Deuba's private secretary Bhanu Deuba said that the Prime Minister did not observe Bhaitika rituals as he is mourning the death of his younger brother, Prem Bahadur Deuba.

President avoids Bhaitika rituals

October 27, 2022 14:11 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: President Bidya Devi Bhandari did not offer Bhaitika to her brothers this year.

11:37 AM auspicious time for Bhai Tika

October 17, 2022 16:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Nepal Calendar Determination Committee has announced the most auspicious time for Bhai Tika this year.

PHOTOS: Bhaitika in Rani Pokhari

November 16, 2020 17:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: A number of people without brothers and sisters on Monday reached the Bal Gopaledhwor Temple at the heart of Rani Pokhari (Queen’s Pond) in the capital to receive tika on the Bhaitika, the fifth and final day of Yampanchak. It is the day when sisters put tika on the forehead of their brothers, wishing for their prosperity and long life.

Oh, this happy time!

October 25, 2019 08:55 am

You enjoy Tihar because it gives you a reason to gorge on sel roti, dipping it in a cup of hot tea, and pop that one more laddu in your mouth without feeling guilty. You might love it because the string lights you have put on your balcony purely for aesthetics finally gets a purpose. Or all the colors and lights just make you happy, not to mention the sweet smell of marigolds in the air this time of the year that makes your heart swell. Or maybe your sibling has come home and you get to celebrate Bhai Tika after five years.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The government has announced October 30, the next day of ‘Bhai Tika’ as a public holiday. Bhai Tika is the most important day of Tihar or Deepawali, known as the festival lights.

Jailbirds receive tika

November 9, 2018 18:09 pm

DAMAULI, Nov 9: Jailbirds in Tanahun prisons Tihar festival with joy after they received tika from their sisters. Jailer Narayan Adhikari said that 25 prisoners received tika from their sisters in the jail.

Vibrant Tihar market

November 6, 2018 09:15 am

Shopping is an integral part of life. With the arrival of  Tihar, one of the most awaited festivals in Nepal, one simply can’t refrain from shopping. This five-day long festival is also known as Deepawali or Yama Panchak. It began on Monday. The festival not only recognizes divinity but also animals and birds who contribute to the humankind.

Flowers and fruits of Tihar

November 6, 2018 00:30 am

Tihar is at the doorstep. It is the second biggest Nepali festival after Dashain. Crow is worshipped on Kaag Tihar, the first of the five-day-long festival. Dogs get special treatment on the second day, called Kukur Tihar. On the third day (Gai Tihar), people show their appreciation to cow by garlanding and feeding them. In the evening, Laxmi, the goddess of wealth, is worshiped by lighting oil lamps (Diyo).

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The quake-destroyed Bal Gopaleshwar Temple of Ranipokhari is set to be opened for public on the day of Bhai Tika  as per the longstanding tradition, metropolitan officials said.

11:55 am auspicious time for Bhai Tika

October 31, 2018 18:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Nepal Calendar Determination Committee has announced the auspicious time for receiving and offering Bhai Tika on the occasion of the Tihar festival this year.