KATHMANDU: People across various parts of the country are observing Vijaya Dashami today.

The tenth day of Bada Dashain is celebrated with great enthusiasm by receiving Tika and Jamara as blessings from elders.

The auspicious hour for receiving 'Devi Prasad' has been fixed at 10:02 am.

The worship of Durga Bhawani at Dashainghars over nine days concludes formally on the day of Vijaya Dashami after the Abhishek or sprinkling of holy water takes place marking the beginning of tika.

The Vijaya Dashami festival is celebrated in commemoration of the victory of good over evil and the victory of divine forces over demonic forces.