Nepal’s most celebrated festival Badadashain begins

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Nepal's most celebrated festival Badashain began on Friday, which is celebrated by the Hindhu community across the country and is regarded as one of the greatest festival.

The festival is marked for the win over the evil by the supreme power by Goddesses Durga.

The festival that began Friday will last 10 days. It is often called the "Navaratri Parba" or the nine nights festival of Badadashain.

The first day of Badadashain festival is called "Ghatasthapana" that falls on the first day of the bright half of the lunar calendar in the month of October.

On Friday or the day of Ghatasthapana, all Hindu Nepalese worship Diyo (an oil-fed lamp), Kalas (auspicious jar) and lord Ganesh in accordance with Vedic rituals and sow maize and barley seeds in a jar filled with soil and cow dung for germination of the auspicious Jamara (barley shoots).

The Jamara (barley shoots) are later on the 10th day is cut and along with the auspicious are given by parents to their children and by elders to their juniors on the tenth day of the Badadashain festival with blessings for peace, progress and prosperity.

There is also a tradition of sacrificing animals while initiating the germination of the "Jamara".

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One Response

  1. Well said. Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. Thanks for sharing!

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