Bada Dashain celebrated across country and abroadThe cultural and religious festival, Bijaya Dashami, has been celebrated by Hindu people across the country and abroad on Thursday.
The cultural and religious festival, Bijaya Dashami, has been celebrated by Hindu people across the country and abroad on Thursday.
Nepali people living in the country and abroad received ‘tika’, ‘jamara’ and blessings on the auspicious day of Bijaya Dashami.
President Ram Baran Yadav (right) presents Tika and Jamara to Prime Minister KP Oli on the occassion of Bada Dashain at President's official residence in Sheetal Niwas in the Capital on Thursday. Former PM Baburam Bhattarai (right) receives Tika from his 85-year-old father Bhoj Prasad Bhattarai.
During the Bijaya Dashami Festival, the biggest festival of the Nepali, there is the tradition of receiving 'tika' and 'jamara' from elders as the auspicious item bestowed by the goddesses Nawa Durga, Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Mahasaraswati.
A family poses for 'selfie' after putting on Dashain Tika in the Capital
'Tika' is the mixture of red vermillion powder and curd that is put on the forehead as a sign of victory and good luck. Similarly, 'jamara' are the maize or barley shoots that are germinated especially for the Dashain festival.
Nepali people living in foreign lands also celebrated Dashain with fervour. Sanjiv Ghimire, who is currently residing at Australia, said, “Australia, being a multi-cultural country, provides tourist visa easily during Dashami. So I invited my mother here to Australia for celebrating the festival."
Nepali people and their family celebrate dashain in Australia
A Nepali family celebrates dashain in Australia
Despite the difficulties seen in transporation triggered by fuel shortage due to India’s ‘unofficial blockade’, the people here managed to visit their homes and relatives for celebrating the festival.
Nepali Cine Actress Keki Adhikari poses for photo after receiving Dashain Tika
Nepali families celebrate Dashain in the Capital
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