Biggest festival of Nepal ‘Dashain’ begins today

Kathmandu: Biggest festival of Nepal, ‘Dashain’ begins today. Nepalis have started the first day of festival ‘Ghatasthapana’ putting Jamara at their houses.

Badadasain, the great festival of Nepali which starts every year on Ashwin Shukla Pratipada, starts today and is being celebrated with great pomp for 15 days till Ashwin Shukla Purnima.

On this morning, after finishing daily rituals, sand or soil is brought from a nearby river or a suitable place, covered with cow dung, placed in the pooja room, and yava (barley) is planted on it. This action is also known as Jamara Rakhana.