Bada Dashain celebrated with fervour

Kathmandu, October 21

Vijaya Dashami, the 10th or main day Bada Dashain, was celebrated with much fervour across the country by receiving tika, jamara and blessings from seniors and elders on Friday.

The process of receiving and offering tika will continue till Kojagrat Purnima, the last day of Bada Dashain. On the day of the Vijaya Dashami, people visited the homes of senior and elder members of their families and received tika and jamara from them. They also received blessings from the elders and enjoyed delicacies at family gatherings.

In Kathmandu Valley, people were busy visiting homes of senior members of the family for the purpose of receiving tika and jamara. The valley, which saw very little movement of people and traffic on the roads from the day of Fulpati, witnessed some more people and traffic following the day of Vijaya Dashami.

Jamara is considered auspicious blessing of goddess Durga, who symbolises power.

Though tika can be received and offered from the day of Vijaya Dashami to Kojagrat Purnima, the most auspicious time for receiving and offering tika on Vijaya Dashami was 9:51am. People are still busy travelling from one place to another for the purpose of receiving tika.

According to popular Hindu myth, Goddess Durga had killed the demon king Mahishasur on Mahanavami and thus Vijaya Dashami symbolises the victory of good over evil.

Nepalese soldiers dressed in traditional attire fire gunshot during Fulpati procession marking the seventh day of Dashain festival in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Photo/Skanda Gautam
Nepalese soldiers dressed in traditional attire fire gunshot during Fulpati procession marking the seventh day of Dashain festival in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Photo/Skanda Gautam