Boy and girl
with tika on the day of Vijaya Dashami
of a Dashain
sacrificed during Maha Nawami
from Nepalnews: Dashain, the biggest festival of Hindus, has
begun again. Ghatasthapana (planting the jamara in a pot) marks the start of this lavish festival.
The Dashain festival
is a 15-day (and therewith the longest) national festival in Nepal.
Dashain is the most auspicious festival celebrated by Nepalese of
all caste and walks of life throughout the globe. The festival
starts on the day of new moon in the month Asoj (September or
October). This day is called Ghatasthapana. Dashain is the festival
of family gatherings, as well as on a renewal of community ties.
Nepalis return to their homes/hometowns from all parts of the
country as well as the rest of the world to celebrate the festival
together and receive tika on the day of Vijaya Dashami.