Dashain also Bijayā Daśamī is a festival of Nepal. It is also celebrated in several parts of India, and is called Dashera. Dashain is the biggest festival in Nepal along with Tihar (festival).
Dashain is celebrated by the Buddhists, Hindus, and Kirats of Nepal and the ethnic Nepali speaking Indian Gorkhas of Darjeeling hills, Sikkim, Assam and other North-Eastern states of India and among the Lhotshampa of Bhutan and the Burmese Gurkhas of Myanmar.
It is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Bikram Sambat and Nepal Sambat annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese people in the country and around the globe. It is the most anticipated festival in Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, and North Indian hills. People return from all parts of the world, as well as different parts of the country, to celebrate this festival together with their families.
All government offices, educational institutions and private businesses remain closed during the ten days long festival. Dashain falls in September or October, starting from the shukla paksha (bright lunar fortnight) of the month of Ashwin and ending on Purnima, the full moon. Among the fifteen days on which it is celebrated, the most important days are the first, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth and the fifteenth.
Among the Newa of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, Dashain traditionally called Mohani (Newar: मोह्नी) is celebrated as the most important festival of Nepal Sambat calendar year.
Among the Hindus and Newars, it is celebrated with slight differences and interpretations, where each nine days Navaratri (Nepal Bhasa: नवरात्री) leading up to the 10th day called ‘Dashami’ carry special importance. The goddess Durga and her various manifestations are especially worshiped by Hindu Newars throughout the Shaktipeeths of Kathmandu Valley.
Among Newars, Mohani is also important for its emphasis on family gatherings as well as on a renewal of community ties, highlighted by special family dinners called Nakhtyā (Nepal Bhasa: नख्त्या) and various community processions of deities called Jātrā (Nepal Bhasa: जात्रा) throughout the three cities of Kathmandu Valley. Wikipedia
Dashain Wishes And SMS
1. आयो दशै आयो, खुशीयाली ल्यायो
चारैतिर बातावरण उमंगले छायो
मंनका दु:ख कस्ट, क्षणिक भयेपनि बिर्सायो
हाँसी खेली रमाइ मनाइने पर्व आयो
दशैको सबैलाई शुभकामना
2. Here is a special greeting for you. I want this warm festival to bring warmness and this glow in your life. May this beautiful dashain vibe always remain in your beautiful life. And I want all the life’s beautiful gifts and surprises only for you. I want you to be happy on this day and on all those days that are yet to come. Happy Dashain .
3. Our love is something that grows stronger with each passing days. It’s not something that will perish away. This divine festival will keep our love stronger and long lasting. May the our life have goddess Durga’s blessings. Happy Dashain.
4. T – This is an
O – Opportunity to
D – do UR tasks and
A – Accomplish work of
Y – Yesterday!
Have a Good Vijayadashami Festival 2076!!
5. The greatest value of having good people around U is not what U get from them; But the better man U become by being with them. Have a Good Vijayadashami Festival 2076!!