Most of us, all over Nepal, celebrate Dashain but we aren’t familiar with the many concepts and stories of this main festival of Hindus. Like with everything else, there are many myths and facts associated with Dashain that can help you see the festival in a new light. Also, the information can make for good conversation starters.
KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Film actor Najir Hussian, to go by his surname, obviously belongs to a Muslim family. But every year during the Tihar festival, Najir receives tika from Saru Rai, whom he considers his non-biological sister. The two remember celebrating Tihar together since their earliest days, or since the last 27 years to be more precise.
KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli received Tika from his father, Mohan Prasad Oli, at the Prime Minister's Official Residence in Baluwatar today on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami festival.
Sabita Panta says she makes it a point to buy new clothes during Dashain because that’s what her parents always did. And that’s what they have conditioned her to do as well. Thus she was recently at Civil Mall in Sundhara, Kathmandu, shopping for clothes with her husband and two sons.
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.
NEPALGUNJ, Oct 25: Then Maoist rebels had kidnapped Chandra Bahadur BC of Sisne Rural Municipality-7, Rukumkot, in December 1999 when the armed insurgency was at its peak. The rebels had also kidnapped his wife Gyanu and their eight-month old son. The family was held captive for three months.
KATHMANDU, Oct 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari received the tika of Shree Nawadurga Bhawani (the Goddess Nawadurga) at the auspicious hour of 9.51 am as per the Vedic rituals on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami festival today.
NUWAKOT, Oct 2: Around 400 people from the Tamang community gathered in the Ghyangfedi-based Tachhi Chhoiling Buddhist Monastery at Dupcheshwor Rural Municipality-1 to celebrate the Dashain tika en-masse.
KATHMANDU, Sept 30 :President Bidya Devi Bhandari received Tika and Jamara at
Rastrapati Bhawan, Shital Niwas from main priest Devraj Aryal of the Hanuman Dhoka Dashain Ghar at the auspicious hour of 11:55 am today on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami festival.
POKHARA, Sept 30: A ceremony was held today to give and receive the Dashain tika en-masse at the Kot Bhairav Temple of Malla era based in Bharatpokhari of Pokhara Lekhnath Municipality-13 on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami Festival.
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The temple of Balgopaleswar, that used to open for the public only on the day of Bhai tika during Tihar festival, will not be available for the same this year. This is the second year that the temple will not be open for those wishing to put tika on the auspicious day.
KATHMANDU, Oct 12: People continued to visit their relatives and family members, receiving Dashain tika, jamara and blessings today also, a day after the 10-day-long greatest festival of the Nepali Hindus concluded.
KATHMANDU, Oct 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has received Tika and Jamara at Sheetam Niwas from the main priest of the Hanuman Dokha Dashain, Ghar Devraj Aryal, during the auspicious hour at 8:45 am on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami festival.