Bada Dashain being celebrated across countryThe auspicious hour for receiving tika as a prasad of Nawadurga on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami festival is at 10:19 am, according to the Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti.
Rastriya Samachar Samiti
Published at : October 26, 2020
Updated at : October 26, 2020 08:56
The cultural and religious festival, Bijaya Dashami, has been celebrated by Hindu people across the country and abroad on Monday.
Nepali people living in the country and abroad received ‘tika’, ‘jamara’ and blessings on the auspicious day of Bijaya Dashami.
During the Bijaya Dashami Festival, 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.
'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.
According to the Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti, the auspicious hour for receiving tika as a prasad of Nawadurga on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami festival is at 10:19 am. However, since Bijaya Dashami, or the tenth day of the Bada Dashain festival is itself auspicious, tika can be received and put at any time in the day.
Likewise, the auspicious hour for Devi Bisarjan is 10:11 am. Tika as a prasad of Durga is received from elders and seniors in the family starting from today until Poornima, the last day of Dashain festival.
Dashami or the 10th day of Bada Dashain festival is regarded as the most important day of the festival observed as a symbol of victory of truth over evil. Tika is offered by chanting of the special manta.
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