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Tihar Festival In Nepal-Hindu's Second Biggest Festival

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Tihar Festival In Nepal-Hindu's Second Biggest Festival

Tihar is another biggest festival like Dashain. It is a five-day-long festival celebrated in Mid November. Tihar is a beautiful time as it offers the best season with a good environment all around. Goddess of death Yama is honored and Laxmi the goddess of wealth is worship during Tihar or Dipawali. Different animals and birds are worshipped on the different days of this great festival. Children's and young people gathered and playing Deusi Bhailo.

Table Of Content:

1:First Day-Kaag (Crow) Tihar

2:Second Day-Kukur(Dog) Tihar

3:Third Day-Laxmi Puja/Gaai(Cow) Puja

4:Fourth Day-Goru(Ox) Puja

5:Bhai Tika


Kaag (Crow) Tihar:
The first day of Tihar is Kaag(Crow) Tihar, On this day crow is worshipped as it is believed that crow is the messenger of information of god Yama. Tasty fruits and vegetables are offered to crow on this day.


Kukur (DOG) Tihar:
The second day of Tihar is also known as Kukur Tihar as there is a myth about ancient religion that dog is an agent of Yama and it is fed with tasty food and Garland is put on Dog neck.


Laxmi Puja/Gaai (Cow) Tihar:
It is a beautiful day of Tihar as many Hindu people worship the national animal Cow which is also believed to be a resemblance of goddess Laxmi. People fed cows tasty foods and put flowers, Tika to cow and they light the whole house with many lights and make the environment beautiful. They also put their all property like Jewelleries, Money, Offices, and important documents together to worship.


Goru (Ox) Tihar:
On this day people worship ox or bull as an Agent of Great Shiva. Bull is believed to be the caretaker of Shiva Ji. Newar in the valleys worships themself as Maha Puja. They also light their homes with candles and electric lights on the day of Goru Tihar.


Bhai Tika:
On this day many brothers and sisters gathered together to celebrate Bhai Tika. The sisters put rainbow color holy tika and garland as a blessing to live a long, healthy, and happy life and they enjoy the day sharing their life story and beautiful moment. They share the gift and other help with each other.

 


In this way, the fice day of the beautiful Tihar Festival ends and is celebrated. This is the beautiful season for traveling and visiting new places as this time offer excellent environmental condition and the best view of trekking In Nepal.

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