Dashain 2014 (2072) : Best 15 Wallpapers of Dashain Festival of Nepal
Dashain is the national religious festival of Nepal. It is celebrating a 15 days long duration. Dashain is also known as Dashami or Vijayadashami or Badadashain in Nepal. It is the most auspicious festival in the Nepali annual Calendar.
It is celebrated by Hindus of all castes and peoples of Nepal, even they are in abroad. Dashain is the one of longest festival celebrated by Hindu in Nepal. According to Nepali Calendar, Dashain festival falls around the month of Ashwin – Kartik or say, September – October. Dashain starts from the bright lunar fortnight and ends on the day of full moon.
The basic theme of the Nepali Dashain festvial is the conquest of evil; legend has it that during the time of this festival Ram Chandra (God) vanquished Ravana of Lanka.
On Phulpati, the seventh day of Dashain festival, the day of flowers, there is a colourful procession to Hanuman Dhoka attended by the Prime Minister of Nepal.
The following day, Maha Astami (8th Day of Dashain), Durga is feted and thousands of buffaloes and goats are sacrificed at shrines all over the country symbolizing the cleansing of the soul. It is on this day that the Taleju shrines in the main cities are opened to the faithful and throughout the night thousands of pilgrims flock to pay homage. The following days are spent in family gatherings, and on Bijaya Dasami (10th day of Dashain) relatives visit the house of their elders to receive their blessing and tikka.
These nine Goddesses (nine forms of Goddess Durga) are worshipped with pomp and show during Nava Ratri, the nine nights dedicated to the nine goddesses. This festival is celebrated during Dashain for ten days.
The festival is especially marked by worshipping nine goddesses for nine days and the tenth day is marked as Vijaya Dasami. The darkness of the night is the symbol of evil which is within us.
First day of Dashain, Ghatasthapana, Goddess Chamunda at Shankhamul is worshiped.
Second day of Dashain, Ditiya, Goddess Lutidevi at Shova Bhagwati is worshiped.
Third day of the Dashain festival, Tirtiya; Goddess Gokarneshwor at Gokarna Ghat is worshiped.
The fourth day of the Dashain festival, Chaturthi; Goddess Janaleshwar at Kalmochan Ghat is worshiped.
The fifth day of the Dashain festival, Panchami; Goddess Manamaijudevi at Pachali Ghat is worshiped.
The sixth day of the Dashain festival, Khasthi; Goddess Batsaladevi at Tokha Ghat is worshiped.
The seventh day of the Dashain festival, Fulpati; Goddess Ajimas at Arya Ghat is worshiped.
The eighth day of the Dashain festival, Maha Astami; Goddess Kankeshwari at Teku Ghat is worshiped.
The ninth day of the Dashain festival, Maha Nawami; Goddess Guheshwari at Dhoka Tole is worshiped.
Dashain 2014 (2071) : Best 15 Wallpapers of Dashain Festival of Nepal
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