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.

Tis a season of mixed emotions

October 4, 2019 07:47 am

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.

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.

SARLAHI, Oct 16: Every year on Ghatasthapana, the first day of Dashain, Hindus across the country sow seven different types of grains in an earthen pot or leaf plates locally known as Tapari.

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.