Kathmandu: Nepali football team members currently in the Maldives for the SAFF Championship received a tika on Friday on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami. Team Manager Madhusudhan Upadhyaya offered tika and jamara to players, coach and officials.
Nepal is scheduled to play against India in the final of the regional tournament on Saturday.
The 10th day of the Bada Dasain festival is being celebrated today with great enthusiasm by receiving ‘tika’ and blessings from elders. The worship of Sri Durga Bhawani at Dasainghars over nine days concludes formally on the day of Bijaya Dashami after the Abhishekh or sprinkling of holy water takes place marking the beginning of tika.
People receive tika and jamara till the full moon day. Tika and jamara are considered the auspicious gifts of the goddess Nawa Durga and they signify prosperity.