Autumn is the festival season in Nepal. Major festivals of Nepal fall in this season. This is a perfect time in regard of weather and climate. September-October-November are the best months for the trekking in Nepal. On the one hand, you can get the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and green hills and you can explore the cultural variations by the means of the festival during autumn in Nepal. Have a look about the major festivals in Nepal and find your suitable one.
Dashain is the biggest and longest festival in Nepal. It is celebrated for 15 days, which has got its ancient tale. It falls in autumn. The festival is regarded as the victory of virtues over vices, Gods over demons and truth over falsity. It is also celebrated to remember the special day when Lord Ram slaughtered Ravan (God and demon). Animal sacrifices are given on the 8th day. People put Tika and Jamara (red powder mixed with rice and the maize/paddy plant) with the blessings from their elders.
Tihar is regarded as the second greatest festival in Nepal. It is celebrated for 5 days. It is also known as the festival of light and color. Tihar is better known as the festival of brothers and sisters, to strengthen their bond. The 4th day is also very special to worship the goddess Laxmi, the goddess of wealth. The 5th day is Bhaitika, when sisters put colorful tikas on their forehead. The blessings are given for the long and healthy life. Delicious varieties are cooked.
Teej is a festival of women, celebrated 3 days. They stay fasting on the main day of Teej, worship Lord Shiva asking for the marital bliss, wonderful family relationships and the purification of body and soul. Generally, the festival falls on the month of August. On the third day, they go to the water sources nearby and take a holy bath.
Indrajatra is basically celebrated in the Kathmandu valley. Indra, the God of rain is worshipped during this festival during August-September. The traditional dances are performed in the ancient garments.
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