Published Date :24 Sep, 2017
Major days are Dashain 2018 (16, 17 and 18 October)
Ram kills Ravan & comes back to people he loves,
Durga mata kills Mahishasur & prepares to go back to her heavenly abode,
May these good over evil stories inspire you towards your own victories in life.
Dashain is the longest and most celebrated festival in Nepal. Dashain is also known Bijaya Dasami or Mwohni (in Newari), or Durga Puja (in Maithali). The way of celebration and name differs, but most Nepali celebrates it for about 15 days with same zeal and enthusiasm.
Dashain is the celebration of victory of good over evil. This festival symbolize that good always prevail over bad.
The festival falls in September or October, starting from the sukla paksha (bright lunar fortnight) of the month of Ashwin and ending on purnima, the full moon. Among the fifteen days on which it is celebrated, the most important days are the first, seventh, eighth, ninth and the tenth. Dashain is celebrated with great rejoice, and goddess Durga is worshiped throughout the kingdom as the divine mother goddess.
Dashain has its own stories, importance and significance. It is regarded as victory of truth over the evil. Dashain is celebration of victory of good over bad. Dashain reminds us every year that the evil may be strong for a time; the truth and good will always prevail over it.
Every year we all Nepali, remember the message “Good always wins over the evil”, with the celebration of the great festival of Dashain.
There is a tradition of getting new cloths and having big feast in this festival. Family gathering is the most loved part of this festival. Swings made up of bamboo and coconut rope is swinging all across the nation. There is a tradition to swing at least once in this festival. Kite flying is another attraction for youth.
Hindis all across the country worship Durga Bhawani and visit temples. It is called Nauratha visits. People wake up early in the morning and go to temples of Devi Durga. People perform musical programs. Nepal has its own music which symbolizes Dashain.
Hindu people put tika and jamara from the hands of elders on their foreheads. In some places people make a dummy of Ravan and burn it in tenth day with performance of Ram Lila. Celebration differs according to geographic structure but all celebrate the same festival with same zeal and enthusiasm.