Bhaitika beyond stereotype

October 24, 2019 07:53 am

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.

PM Oli receives Dashain Tika

October 8, 2019 17:12 pm

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.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari offered Tika and Jamara to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli amid a function held at Sheetal Niwas, the presidential palace in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is offering Tika to general public, his party cadres and well-wishers on the occassion of Vijaya Dashami today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A troublesome Tika

October 30, 2018 01:30 am

Historically, palaces have been a shelter for elements hatching intrigues and conspiracies. Has the republican palace, like the royal palace, also turned into one such hub?

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.

PM Oli receives Dashain tika

October 19, 2018 16:47 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 19 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli received tika, jamara and tilak from his father Mohan Prasad Oli at the auspicious hour of 9.51 am on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami today.

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.

Bijaya Dashami today

October 19, 2018 11:33 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The 10th day of the Bada Dasain festival is being celebrated all over the country today with great enthusiasm by receiving 'tika' and blessings from elders.

11:51 am auspicious time for Bhai Tika

October 15, 2017 15:44 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.

Group tika ceremony held in monastery

October 2, 2017 08:24 am

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.

Auspicious time for Bhai Tika 11:52 am

October 25, 2016 10:47 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The Nepal Calendar Determination Committee has announced the auspicious time for receiving and offering Bhai Tika at 11: 52 am on November 1 for this year.

Dashain over but Dashain tika continues

October 13, 2016 11:06 am

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.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 11: People in large numbers received tika from the Kumari, who is considered the living goddess, at Taleju in Bhaktapur today on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Former King Gyanendra Shah offered tika to the general public on the occasion of the Bada Dashain festival, the greatest festival of the Nepalis, today.

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.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has started offering tika to the members of the general public at the Shital Niwas.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The most auspicious hour for giving and receiving the tika of this year's Dashain festival is at 8.45 am on Tuesday, the Nepal Calendar Determination Committee has stated.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is to offer the Dashain tika to the general public on the Day of the Bijaya Dashami on coming October 11.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti has determined 8:45 am of October 11 as the most auspicious time for receiving Bada Dashain Tika.