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Shvoong Home>Internet & Technology>www.festivalnepal.blogspot.com Review

www.festivalnepal.blogspot.com

Website Review   by:Sagun    
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This website has been initiated with the aim to disseminate the knowledge on the festivals that is being celebrated in Nepal. Nepal is very rich in its traditions and cultures. The country is famous for its heterogenous cultural diversity and all races and casts dwelling together in the same place. The country is also famous for natural diversity.
Nepal is the birth place of God Buddha. Nepalese Goddess Kumari is the only living goddess in the world.

The recently posted article on this site is written on Dashain, one of the greatest festival in Nepal.


Dashain, the biggest, the longest and the most auspicious festival in Nepal is celebrated in the month Kartik of Bikram Sambat (late September and early October). The festival is celebrated by Nepalese of all caste and creed throughout the country. The fifteen days of celebration occurs during the bright lunar fortnight ending on the day of the full moon. Through out the kingdom of Nepal the goddess Durga in all her manifestations are worshiped with innumerable pujas, abundant offerings and thousands of animal sacrifices for the ritual holy bathing, thus drenching the goddess for days in blood.

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 killed Ravana, the cruel king of demons. According to the story, he got victory only after evoking goddess Durga. The main celebration glorifies the triumph of good over evil and is symbolized by goddess Durga slaying the terrible demon Mahisasur, who had been terrorising 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 symbolise 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 clean their home, beautifully decorate and paint to invite the mother goddess at their home and get blessed the house with good fortune. The festival is also known for reunion of distant and nearby relatives. Thousands of sheep, goats, ducks, chicken and water buffalo are prepared for sacrificing.
Published: October 26, 2007   
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