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.