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.
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.
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.