Dashain is over, and Tihar is approaching. But the prospect of celebrating with friends and family has become a dream. It’s time to remember the good old days and feel good about it.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31 : The number of people departing from and entering into the Kathmandu valley dropped notably this year during the Dsahain festival.

Maha Nawami being observed today

October 25, 2020 10:07 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 25:  ‘Maha Nawami’ or the ninth day of Bada Dashain festival is being observed on Sunday by worshiping Goddess Durga.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Nepali Hindus are observing Maha Ashtami, the eighth day of the ten-day-long Bada Dashain festival, on Saturday, by worshipping goddess Durga Bhawani.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has decided not to offer tika to the general public on Bijaya Dashami, the tenth day of Dashain, this year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Dashain, one of the biggest festivals celebrated in Nepal has already made its entry. Were it not corona time, people in the cities would be returning to their home districts to observe the festival with much fanfare. However, the story this year is entirely different.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: All commercial banks in the country have decided to close their branches for five days during the Dashain vacation, the Nepal Bankers Association (NBA) said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The Food Management and Trading Company Limited (FMTCL) is selling live goats at Rs 560 per kilogram starting Monday from its office in Thapathali, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Though Dashain has formally entered the homes of Hindus from Saturday, the local goat market in Kathmandu has remained quite quiet this year as buyers have refrained from visiting the market owing to the fear of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Former King Gyanendra Shah has decided not to offer Tika to the general public on Vijaya Dashami this year.

No new notes for Dashain: NRB

October 11, 2020 20:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Amid fears of COVID-19, Nepal Rastra Bank has decided to not provide new notes for Dashain this year.

MYAGDI, Oct 9: Mekh Bahadur Nepal who has been trading mountain goats for the last three decades is returning from Mustang with no deals for this Dashian.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: In a bid to curb further spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the government has urged all people across the country to perform only routine rituals at temples during the upcoming Dashain festival.

POKHARA, Oct 7: The state-owned Food Management and Trading Company (FMTC) is less likely to purchase and sell mountain goats this Dashain as farmers have tagged higher prices this year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: XcelTrip is giving cash back on the bookings of hotels, flight tickets carried out through the platform on the occasion of Dashain.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: With the Dashain festival just a few weeks away, a large number of people have started leaving Kathmandu for their home districts.

Kojagrat Poornima being observed today

October 13, 2019 15:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Nepali Hindus are observing the Kojagrat Poornima (full moon day) on Sunday to conclude 15-day Dashain festival by worshipping Mahalaxmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

Recalling Dashain memories

October 12, 2019 01:30 am

I used to travel five hours through a secluded forest rumored to be infested with tigers and beers to go to my maternal uncle’s house on the day of tika. Primary motivation was dakshina

During Dashain, guests or relatives show up at your home unexpectedly. Which is why, it is all the more important to keep your home clean and festival-ready. While you can’t change the way your guests are, you can certainly be prepared for their arrival by keeping your home festival ready. These house cleaning tips will get your home in shape for any and every festival possible.

#Dashain Tika clicks

October 8, 2019 16:47 pm

Dashain is all about celebration and get together. It’s that time of year where every Nepali yarns to be with their family. And on Tuesday, it’s the day of Tika where elders blessed their young ones putting tika on their forehead. Moreover, taking picture with tika and jamara is a kind of mandatory on this day and well known personalities too are posting their tika clicks. Here, are some pictures:

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed wishes that festival of Dashain might inspire one and all to contribute in the campaign of `Prosperous Nepal Happy Nepali´.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti (Calendar Determination Committee) has said that 10:35 am is the most auspicious time for receiving and offering Bada Dashain Tika today.

No fuel shortage in Dashain: NOC

October 4, 2019 19:33 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has stated that there won’t be a fuel shortage in this festive season. The corporation has clarified that it has enough storage of the fuel targeting Dashain and other festivals.

KHOTANG, Oct 4: Halesi Tuwachung municipality has provided food assistance to the drought-affected locals for Dashain celebration.

BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 4: Linge Ping, a traditional swing built with bamboos, is one of the forms of entertainment during Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: As Dashain approaches near, people in Kathmandu have thronged to ticket counters at New Buspark in Kathmandu to get tickets to go their home.

Dashain and expectations

October 3, 2019 02:00 am

Dashain is almost here. Soon the government offices and private institutions, including the media houses, will close down for the celebration.

Fashion Tips for this Dashain

October 2, 2019 14:07 pm

Dashain demands a lot from the already busy Nepali women. Apart from managing the household tasks and working in the office, you also have to make time for a number of things like shopping, feast and celebrations. And not staying fashion forward isn’t an option during this time. Here are some fashion tips that would help you out during Dashain.

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DANG, DAILEKH, Oct 1: Until two decades ago, ‘life was fun’ for the Rautes (a nomadic ethnic group). Dashain or any other festival would be even greater fun. There was a different kind of social fabric back then.

Sales of goats for Dashain begins

September 30, 2019 19:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The government has started selling he-goats and mountain goats targeting major festivals including Dashain, Tihar, and Chhath in Kathmandu on Monday.

Having fun shopping for Dashain

September 30, 2019 18:25 pm

Customers busy choosing chyangra (Himalayan goat) for Dashain, at Lekhnath, Pokhara. The market has been flooded with sheep and goats for Dashain celebration. It costs Rs 25,000 to 35,000 per sheep/goat.

SINDHULI, Sept 28: District Police Office in Sindhuli is geared up to take action against those who make unauthorized use of government vehicles during the Dashain festivals.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 29: Bakhat Bahadur BK and his wife, spotted near the Indo-Nepal border in Nepalgunj on Saturday afternoon, were all smiles. The couple was coming home from Himachal Pradesh of India for celebrating Dashain with their family members at home. “It feels so good to return home. We planned the return for many months. Now that we are on our way, we are really feeling great,” said Bakhat, a local of Chanute village of Surkhet.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has started to provide exchange facility for bank notes for the festival of Dashain, from Friday.

House Committee monitors fair price shops

September 27, 2019 20:35 pm

Kathmandu, Sept 27: A taskforce formed under Sustainable Development and Good-Governance Committee of the National Assembly has monitored Salt Trading and Fair Price Shops which are being operated in the capital from September 9 to October 4 targeting Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals.

Hours long traffic jam irks passengers

September 26, 2019 07:30 am

DHADHING, Sept 26: The mass departure of people from Kathmandu valley with the onset of festive season has left the Prithvi Highway quite congested. The ongoing blacktopping of Naubise–Nagdunga road section has added to the woes of the passengers.

Gifts, accessories, free holiday packages on offer

POKHARA, Sept 26: For many, Dashain is a festival about good food. And for meat lovers, obviously, meat is a major foodstuff. The consumption of meat is almost doubled at the time of Dashain.

Sufficient buses have been arranged, say transport entrepreneurs

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The government has decided not to increase the public transport fare before the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Early ticket bookings for public-vehicles to various places of the country from Kathmandu targeting Dashain festival will open from September 22.

81,000 goats ready for Dashain

September 10, 2019 10:49 am

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 10: Most of the farmers in Belbari of Morang are involved in goat farming through local cooperative organization. Each of the goat farmers have 2 to 13 goats ready to be sold for Dashain. The farmers have readied over 81,000 goats for sale.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Goat meat is likely to be traded at Rs 1,500 per kilogram during Dashain holidays if the government does not initiate to ease supply, say goat traders.

Fair price outlet opened in capital

September 9, 2019 19:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: The government has operated a fair price outlet in Kathmandu targeting major Nepali festivals including Dashain, Tihar and Chhath from Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Department of Commerce, Supply and Consumer Protection is preparing to operate fair price shops from September 9 targeting the major Nepali festivals, namely Dashain, Tihar and Chhath.

My Dashain Diary

December 18, 2018 10:53 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: I was set by packing my bags to get away from my books; exploring things in a practical way. I took a flight with my family. We actually had a plan to visit the Rara Lake, but we were bound to land at Nepalgunj airport because of shortage of tickets for Rara.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League is kicking off today after a break of over a month for Dashain and Tihar, and will see two matches taking place on the first day.

MYAGDI, Nov 7: Myagdi district has received over Rs 1 billion in remittances in the festive season of Dashain and Tihar, a time when Nepalis working abroad send home money.

Festival fun

November 2, 2018 08:02 am

I like Tihar more than Dashain. Dashain is like a week-long break and you get bored after a day or two unless you decide to go to one of those ASEAN countries during the festive season. Then, even a week is not enough.