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Dashain in Nepal


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This PowerPoint Presentation tells us about the festival in Nepal called 'Dashain'. Made by a student of Grade 6 in Good Shepherd International School. Ootacamund,India

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Dashain in Nepal

  1. 1. Dashain commemorates a great victory of the gods over the wicked demons. One of the victory stories told is the Ramayan, where the lord Ram after a big struggle slaughtered Ravan, the fiendish king of demons. It is said that lord Ram was successful in the battle only when Goddess Durga was evoked. The main celebration glorifies the triumph of good over evil and is symbolized by Goddess Durga slaying the terrible demon Mahisasur, who terrorised the earth in the guise of a brutal water buffalo. The first nine days signify the nine days of ferrous battle between Goddess Durga and the demon Mahisasur. The tenth day is the day when Mahisasur was slain and the last five days symbolize the celebration of the victory with the blessing of the goddess. Dashain is celebrated with great rejoice, and goddess Durga is worshiped throughout the kingdom as the divine mother Goddess.
  2. 2. People eat food on a Big plate called ‘Thali’ for all 15 days. People Of Nepal also go for a holiday on Dashain. A verity of food is made. This festival is celebrated in late September and mid October. People eat meat of Goat, Sheep, Buffalo, Duck and Chicken they also eat sweets and fruits. Dashain means a lot to the people of Nepal. It is the most longest and important festival of Nepal.
  3. 3. On Dashain every one prays to Goddess Durga and Lord Buddha. People fly kites every after noon Of Dashain. People visit Friends , family friends and relatives. Although gambling is not legal Nepal, but it is still played!! Houses, Roads are cleaned and decorated. Faith, hope, inspiration and blessing, all come alive in dashain. Many fun fairs are held. Ladies wear new red sari and for men new white clothes. Nepali Government gives bonus to government workers as a dashain bonus.