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Dashain Festivals in Nepal
« on: April 03, 2008, 07:55:58 AM »
Dashain is one of the major festivals of Nepalese Hindus. It is celebrated all over the Nepal. During this festival all commoner who have difficulties to their livelyhood also collect sum to celebrate this festival as a happily.
This festival comes in the month of Aswin/Kartik (late September and early October), the Nepalese people treat in the biggest festival of the year, Dashain. The fifteen days of celebration occurs during the bright lunar fortnight ends in full moon. Thorough out the kingdom of Nepal the goddess Durga in all her manifestations are worshiped with innumerable pujas, and animal sacrifices.
Dashain commemorates a great victory of the gods over the wicked sprite. One of the victory stories told is the Ramayan, where the lord Ram after a big struggle slaughtered Ravana, the fiendish king of demons. It is said that lord Ram was successful in the battle only when goddess Durga was evoked. The main celebration glorifies the triumph of good over evil and is symbolized by goddess Durga slaying the terrible demon Mahisasur, who terrorised the earth in the guise of a brutal water buffalo. The first nine days signify the nine days of ferrous battle between goddess Durga and the demon Mahisasur. The tenth day is the day when Mahisasur was slain and the last five days symbolise the celebration of the victory with the blessing of the goddess. Dashain is celebrated with great rejoice, and goddess Durga is worshiped throughout the kingdom as the divine mother goddess.
In preparation for Dashain every home is cleansed and beautifully decorated, painted as an invitation to the mother goddess, so that she may visit and bless the house with good fortune. During this time the reunion of distant and nearby relatives occurs in every household.
The first nine days of Dashain are called Nawa Ratri when tantric rites are conducted. In Nepal the life force is embodied in the divine energy and power of the female, depicted as goddess Durga in her many forms. All goddess who emanated from goddess Durga are known as devis, each with different aspects and powers. In most mother goddess temples the deity is represented simply as a sacred Kalash, carved water jug or multiple handed goddess holding murderous weapons. During these nine days people pay their homage to the goddess. If she is properly worshiped and pleased good fortunes are on the way and if angered through neglect then misfortunes are around the corner.
The first day of Dashain is called Ghatasthapana, which literally means pot establishing. On this day the kalash, (holy water vessel) symbolizing goddess Durga often with her image embossed on the side is placed in the prayer room. The kalash is filled with holy water and covered with cow dung on to which seeds are sown.  At the same day people plant jamara as well.
As days passes by regular rituals are observed till the seventh day. The seventh day is called 'Fulpati'.
In fulpati, the royal kalash filled with holy water, banana stalks, jamara and sugar cane tied with red cloth is carried by Brahmans on a decorated palanquin under a gold tipped and embroidered umbrella. The government officials also join the fulpati parade. With this the Dashain feasting starts.
The 8th day is called the Maha Asthami: The fervor of worship and sacrifice to Durga and Kali increases. On this day many orthodox Hindus will be fasting. Sacrifices are held in almost every house through out the day. The night of the eighth day is called 'Kal Ratri', the dark night. Hundreds of goats, sheep and buffaloes are sacrificed at the mother goddess temples.
The ninth day is called Nawami: Temples of mother goddess are filled with people from dawn till dusk. Animals mostly black buffaloes are slaughtered to honour Durga the goddess of victory and might and to seek her blessing. Military bands play war tunes, guns boom and officers with beautifully decorated medals in full uniform stand there. When the function ends the courtyard is filled ankle deep with blood. On this very day the god Vishwa Karma, the God of creativity is also worshiped.
The tenth day is the Dashami: On this day we take tika and jamara from our elders and receive their blessing. We visit our elders in their home and get tika from them while our younger ones come to our home to receive blessing from us. The importance of Dasain also lies in the fact that on this day family members from far off and distant relatives come for a visit as well as to receive tika from the head of the family. This function continues for four days. After four days of rushing around and meeting your relatives Dashain ends on the full moon day, the fifteenth day. In the last day people stay at home and rest. The full moon day is also called 'Kojagrata' meaning 'who is awake'. The Hindu goddess of wealth Laxmi is worshipped. On this day the goddess Laxmi is given an invitation to visit each and everyone


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Re: Dashain Festivals in Nepal
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 02:53:44 PM »
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Re: Dashain Festivals in Nepal
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 02:54:46 PM »
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Re: Dashain Festivals in Nepal
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 06:16:58 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2008, 06:00:49 PM »
dashain ko pic haru yeso rake ko vaye derai ramro hunteyo hola

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Re: Dashain Festivals in Nepal
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2008, 03:47:54 PM »
sorry sathi haru ma ta dashain - tihar mandina hai

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Re: Dashain Festivals in Nepal
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2008, 09:00:41 PM »
maa ni tyati manaudina tara buji raknu ramro ho

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Re: Dashain Festivals in Nepal
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2008, 09:51:56 AM »
sorry sathi haru ma ta dashain - tihar mandina hai
Tapai chriestian ho?
Hami dasain namanaye  ni Tihar majja le manauchau :lauja
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Re: Dashain Festivals in Nepal
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2008, 07:31:07 PM »
sorry sathi haru ma ta dashain - tihar mandina hai
Tapai chriestian ho?
Hami dasain namanaye  ni Tihar majja le manauchau :lauja

ma buddhist ho -- ani mero dashain chahi loshar ho

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Re: Dashain Festivals in Nepal
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2008, 07:45:38 PM »
oh! Oh Chadani ..........
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