Dipawali / Tihar

Bhai Tika - The Fifth (Last) day of Dipawali/ Tihar

The last day of the five-day long festival is called ‘Bhai Tika.’ On this day, sisters worship their brother and pray for their long life, health, ...

Goverdan Puja / Mha Puja – The Fourth day of Dipawali/ Tihar

The day begins with the worship of Govardhan (symbolic representation of mountain). The Newar community has their own celebration in the evening of...

Laxmi Puja – The Third day of Dipawali/ Tihar

The pavements that lead to the main entrance and the way up to the Puja Kotha (worship room) is marked like a red carpet, believed to be the path w...

Second Day of Dipawali

The second day of Tihar is called ‘Kukur (Dog) Tihar’.  On this day, people worship the best friend of human, dog; which mythologically is referred...

First Day of Dipawali

First day of Dipawali/Tihar festival begins with the worship of the bird, Crow (known as the messenger of Death or the Informant of Yama-God of Dea...