Kathmandu: Vijaya Dashami, the 10th day of the Bada Dasain festival, is being celebrated across the country with great enthusiasm by receiving ‘tika’ and blessings from elders, today.
The auspicious hour of receiving tika was 11:51 am today, according to Prof Shree Krishna Adhikari, Chairperson of the Nepal Calendar Determination Committee.
However, tika can be received throughout the day today because the day itself is auspicious, Prof Adhikari added.
The worship of Sri Durga Bhawani at Dasainghars for nine days concludes formally on the day of Vijaya Dashami after the abhishekh or sprinkling of holy water takes place which marks 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. It is believed that one need not seek an auspicious hour if one undertakes any new assignment, campaign or journey on the auspicious day of Vijaya Dashami.
The Vijaya Dashami festival is celebrated in commemoration of the victory of truth over evil and the victory of divine forces over demonic forces.