Kathmandu, Sept 30 (RSS): The 10th day of the Bada Dasain festival is being celebrated all over the country today with great enthusiasm by receiving 'tika' and blessings from elders.
On the day of Bijaya Dashami, today, the Goddess of the festival should be disposed of in rivers and ponds as per religious rituals (bisarjan) at 8:01 am and the auspicious hour of receiving tika is 11.55 am, according to Prof (Dr) Ram Chandra Gautam, President of the Nepal Calendar Determination Committee.
Although the auspicious hour for receiving Prasad of Devi has been fixed 11.55 am today as per the requirement of the calendar, the entire day after the immersion of the Goddess is auspicious for that purpose, Dr Gautam said.
The worship of Sri Durga Bhawani at Dasainghars over nine days concludes formally on the day of Bijaya Dashami after the Abhishekh or sprinkling of holy water takes place marking the beginning of tika.
People receive tika and jamara till the full moon day. Tika and jamara are considered the auspicious gifts of the goddess Nawa Durga and they signify prosperity.
It is believed that one need not seek an auspicious hour if one undertakes any new assignment, campaign or journey on the auspicious day of Bijaya Dashami.
The Bijaya Dashami festival is celebrated in commemoration of the victory of truth over evil and the victory of divine forces over demonic forces.
Kathmandu, Sept 30 (RSS): President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished happiness, peace and prosperity to all the Nepali sisters and brothers within the country and abroad on the happy occasion of the greatest festival of the Nepalis, Bada Dashain.
In a message on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami aka Bada Dashain today, President Bhandari has stated that our festivals, which symbolize the unity in diversity and the nation as the common garden of all castes and creeds, have made a significant contribution to uniting the geographical, religious, racial, cultural and linguistic diversity and maintaining social amity, national unity and the common Nepali identity.
"The unique customs and traditions of the peoples of different castes and ethnicities, communities, geographies and religious beliefs remain as the unparalleled treasures and cultural pillars of tolerance," the President said in her message.
The President has also wished that may the Bijaya Dashami festival become successful in strengthening the national unity and maintaining social harmony as well as brotherhood by opening the door to equal opportunity to all the Nepalis of different castes and ethnicities, races, speaking different languages and holding various religious beliefs who carry various social and cultural identities, and who are living in the mountains, hills and the Tarai/Madhes from Mechi in the east to Mahakali in the west.
The Head of the State also extended best wishes that may the goddess Durga Bhawani, who epitomises power, bless all the Nepali sisters and brothers to eagerly participate in the two elections to the House of Representatives and the State Assembliesgoing to be held on November 26 and December 7, 2017 and orient themselves to exercising the franchise.
Kathmandu, Sept 30 (RSS): Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has extended hearty best wishes for happiness, peace and prosperity of all Nepalis on the occasion of the Bada Dashain festival 2074 BS.
The implementation of the constitution made by the people-elected Constituent Assembly was in the final phase, the peace process has almost reached to its conclusion, and political stability has been just achieved in the country, the PM stated in his message of best wishes.
Kathmandu, Sept 30 (RSS): Vice President Nnada Bahadur Pun has extended his best wishes for the continued prosperity of the nation as well as for the happiness, peace and good health of all the Nepalis on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami festival -2074.
Noting Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious, multi-cultural and a geographically diverse secular country, the Vice President in his message of best wishes stated that the constitution has guaranteed the right to protect and promote all religions and cultures.
He has also expressed the confidence that the recently held local level elections and the elections to the Federal Parliament and the State Assemblies going to be held on November 26 and December 7, 2017 in course of implementing the constitution would propel the country towards the journey of economic prosperity.
Kathmandu, Sept 30 (RSS): CPN (UML) chairman KP Sharma Oli has wished that may the Bada Dashain festival inspire one and all to take the country forward towards national unity, integrity, national dignity, peace and democracy.
In a message on the occasion of Bada Dashain 2074 today, the UML chairman extended best wishes to all Nepalis within the country and abroad.
He stated that the country was moving ahead towards the direction of implementation of the constitution promulgated from the people-elected Constituent Assembly and the recently concluded local level election has proved to be an important step in the enforcement of the constitution.
"The door to development and prosperity of the villages and towns has opened with the election of the people's representatives at the local level. The economic development and prosperity of the country is guaranteed if the elected people's representatives rightly used the rights given by the constitution to the local levels," Oli said in the message.
He also stated that the local level election has institutionalized democracy and the republic at the grass roots level. "There is immense possibility of development in our country which is rich in terms of natural and cultural diversity. What is only needed is unity among us, promotion of national dignity and a far-sighted leadership," he said.
The former Prime Minister has also opined that the political struggle will primarily end with the holding of the election to the members of the House of Representatives and the State Assemblies on November 26 and December 7, 2017 and the country would enter the phase of economic development. He urged the people to elect through these elections honest and clean representatives who are capable of taking the country ahead towards the path of rapid economic development, of standing firmly on the side of national unity and national prestige, and of making the country stable and developed.
Kathmandu, Sept 30 (RSS): Former king Gyanendra Shah has wished all the Nepali sisters and brothers within the country and abroad good health, happiness and success on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami festival.
In a message of best wishes today, the former monarch called for establishing the indigenous Nepali culture, traditions and moral norms and values while discouraging the imported culture and religion.
"May the goddess Nawa Durga protect us all and may the mutual love, goodwill and respect among the Nepalis be revived," former king Gyanendra wished.