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Holi Festival | Festival of Colours

Holi Festival - Festival of Colours Holi is famous festival of Hindus. It is also called festival of colours or Faagu Poornima. It falls in the month of Falgun according to Nepali calender.

Tihar | Festival of Lights

Tihar - Festival of Lights Tihar is second greatest festival of hindus after Dashain . It is also called Yamapanchak since it is celebrated for five days. It is  Festival of lights  since lights are the prominent features of this festival & also called Dipawali which means row of lights placed together. Tihar generally falls after 22 days from the day of Dashain & is normally observed in the month of Kartik.  Why is Tihar  celebrated ? Hindu mythology tells an interesting story of Yamuna & Yamraj, the God of death. Once, Yamuna wanted to meet her brother Yamraj. On the very first day of Tihar, crow is worshiped as a messenger of Yamraj & the day is known as Kaag Tihar. The second day of Tihar is Kukur Tihar & dog is worshiped as the representative of Yamraj. The third day of Tihar is Gai Tihar / Laxmi Puja. There is a religious belief that Goddess Laxmi will roam the earth on that day & give blessings to the beautiful & well-lighted houses. L

Dashain Festival | The Durga Puja

Dashain Festival - The Durga Puja Dashain is the greatest festival of Hindus. It is also called Bijaya- Dashami or The Durga Puja .  It falls in the month of Aswin or Kartik & is celebrated for 15 days as a victory of goodness over evils. Dashain starts from bright lunar fortnight ( Shukla Pasksha ) and ends on the day of full moon ( Poornima).