Tihar in Nepal
The five-day celebration of lights, known as Tihar praises Yama, the God of Death. In the mean time the love of Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth commands the merriments. Tihar is one of the major festivals in Nepal.
The auspicious time for this year Bhaitika is 11:55 AM. Though you can put tika all day.
On the principal day Kaag Tihar, is the day of the crow, the informant of Yama . The second day Kukur Tihar is for loving the canines as the specialists of Yama. On the third day is Gai Tihar and Laxmi Puja. On this day dairy animals is offered prayers and nourishment in the first part of the day. Then, we worship Goddess Laxmi with expound prayers and puja at night.
Commercial centers are beautified with blossoms during Tihar in Nepal.
The fourth day is for the draft creature, bulls when the Newari people group additionally performs Mha Puja devoted to oneself. The fifth day is Brothers’ Day when sisters put tika on their siblings’ brows and give gifts. We celebrate Tihar by lightining candles, electric lights, oil lamps and many flowers, specially “SayaPatri”.
How People celebrate Tihar?
In country Nepal, every houses are lighten up with additional lights and embellished with flowers. An extraordinary view can be had of the brilliantly lit-up Kathmandu city from the Swoyambhunath Stupa. The festivals start with the veneration of crows and dogs. Leaf dishes of rice, incense and light are set out for the dull night people, while dogs are worshipped and offered treats.
During the day known as Laxmi Puja, the Goddess of Wealth, is invited to individuals’ homes by making a way of impressions driving into the house. All lights are kept on and the entryways and windows kept open to let in the goddess. Lines of lights are set along windows and entryways, with the solid expectation that Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth notification and enters. The day likewise has a place with the dairy animals that speaks to Laxmi.
Bhai Tika is the day individuals anticipate. In certain networks, sisters and siblings acknowledge tika from one another. Bhai implies sibling in Nepali. Siblings and sisters respect one another and the sisters appeal to Yama, the God of Death, for their siblings’ advancement, success and life span.
Sister offer puja and endowments to siblings during Bhai Tika in Tihar.
The siblings carry endowments to their sisters and the celebration closes with devouring. It is likewise conventional to go from house to house singing Tihar melodies and offering endowments, whereupon the inhabitants of the house give cash consequently. Firecrackers additionally fill the skies in spite of an administration restriction on fireworks.