Kathmandu, Oct 19 (RSS): The 10th day of the Bada Dasain festival is being celebrated all over the country today with great enthusiasm by receiving ‘tika’ and blessings from elders.
The auspicious hour for receiving Prasad of Devi has been fixed 09.51 am today, according to the Calendar Determination Committee. However, the entire day is auspicious for receiving tika.
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.
It is believed that one needs not seek an auspicious hour if one undertakes any new assignment, campaign or journey on the auspicious day of Bijaya Dashami.
The Bijaya Dashami festival is celebrated in commemoration of the victory of truth over evil and the victory of divine forces over demonic forces.