KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The first day of "Navratri" is being marked today by preparing for Jamara (barley shoots) by sowing maize and barley seeds in a jar filled with soil and cow dung for germination. Similarly, on the occasion of Ghatasthapana, the first day of the festival, jamara was placed in Hanuman Dhoka’s Dashain Ghar by holding a special ceremony on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The first day of "Navratri" is being marked today by worshiping the deity Shailaputri in accordance with Vedic rituals and preparing for Jamara (barley shoots) by sowing maize and barley seeds in a jar filled with soil and cow dung for germination.
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.
CHITWAN, Oct 4: A woman clad in the attires of Goddess Durga is lying on the floor of a room of Kalika temple in Chitwan with leaf plates having jamara (a mixture of grains including corns, barleys and sesame) on both hands and breast.
Coming home for Dashain and Tihar is always equal parts amazing and awful. Amazing because obviously I get to meet my grandparents and dad and mom and also catch up with my cousins who keep meeting without me throughout the year. Not to mention all the glorious home-cooked delicacies I get to enjoy, and that too without actually having to chop or cook anything myself.
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.