The Festival of happiness , prayers , meetings , blessing and fun has just started. Yeah Dashain or Vijaya Dashami , the greatest festival of Nepal has just started today 25th september. Dashain is most Celebrated festival with longer days than other. It runs for 15 days.
“GOOD ALWAYS WINS OVER THE EVILS”
It’s the reason why we celebrated dashain festival. There are some other points too. We take it as Victory of truth to evil. Evil is however strong , the good will hunt it down One day.
The time when we celebrated is the best time. The days are not much hot nor much cold. All the farmers had finished harvesting their crops. This means we would have anything what we want to eat and expense. That’s a great time to celebrate Dashain.
WHAT ACTUALLY ARE DONE IN DASHAIN ?
♦ All the Nepalese people wherever they are , come to their own country and home to meet and see their parents.
♦ We put tikas on forehead (mixed of rice , curd and red color powder) from our elders with blessings for health and life at the 10th day of Dashain.
♦ People buy new required stuffs for home and clothes , shoes or anything new what they like in this festival.
♦ Swings made up of bamboo and coconut rope is swinging all across the nation. It’s a favorite for children especially.
♦ Mostly Hindus go to temples and worship Durga Bhawani. These days are also called “Nauratha”. Some poeple perform musical programs and Ramlila in Madhesh and Terai region of Nepal
♦ The most famous music “Malashree Dhoon” or “Mangaal Dhoon” are played in every media. ( Listen in Youtube)
Blessing and Mantras which is given by elders are:
This mantra is enchanted while putting tika to female member of family.
Om Jayanti Mangala Kaali Bhadra Kali Kapalini
Durga Kshyama shiva dhatri swaha swadha namostu te
ॐ जयन्ती मङ्गला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी ।
दुर्गा क्ष्यमा शिवा धात्री स्वहा स्वधा नमोस्तु ते ।।
This mantra is enchanted while putting tika to male member of family.
Ayur Drona sute sriyem Dasarathe, Satruk ksheyam Raghave,
Yaishoryem Nahushe, Gatischa pawane, Manancha Duryodhane,
Suaryam Shanta nave, Balam Haldhare, Satyaschha Kuntisute,
Bigyanam Bidure, Bhawanu Bhabatam, Kirtischha Narayane!
आयुर द्रोण सुते श्रेयम दशरथे , सत्रुक क्षेयम रघवे,
ऐश्र्वर्यम नहुशे , गतिस्च पवने, मानन्च दुर्योधने,
सौर्यम शान्त नवे, बलम हलधरे , सत्यस्च कुन्तीसुते ,
बिज्ञ।न बिदुरे, भवन्तु भबताम, किर्तिस्च नारायणे!
If you want to more about Dashain Festival , following link is useful , Dashain in Wikipedia.org