Dipawali (Tihar)

Dipawali named Deepawali or Diwali or Tihar, the festival of lights, is the second biggest festival of Nepal and it falls in the month of Kartik (September-October). During this festival, people worship Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth. The festival is celebrated for five days but the major celebration occurs in the last three days. On the first day and second days, it is called "Kag Tihara" and "Kukur Tihar" On the first day people worship the Crow (on 11th-November-2023), which is believed to be the messenger of the God of death Yamaraj, and on the second celebrate Kukur Tihara worship the Dog(on 12th-November-2023). On the third day, people worship Cows in the morning thoroughly decorate their houses, and display lighting to welcome Goddess Laxmi. Gai Tihar/Laxmi Puja worships the Cow as the Goddess of wealth ((on 12th-November-2023). During the night, the entire village or city looks like a sparkling diamond. During the evening, people sing Bhailo songs wishing for the prosperity of the house owners. On the fourth day, people worship Oxen ( Gori Tihar/Gobardhan Tihar) (on 14th-November-2023) and men sing Deusi songs throughout the night. The fifth day is the day of major celebrations as Bhai Tika (on 15th November 2023). Women across the country worship their brothers and offer sweets and other delicacies. In turn, the brothers give gifts and other offerings to their sisters.

This year (2080 BS) Dipawali festival starts from 11th November to 16th October -2023, this is called the Tihar (Dipawali) festival of colorful light. Let's celebrate the Dipawali festival with us a lifetime experience.