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Tihar is a celebration of lights, shading, and fraternity devoted to Goddess Laxmi to unfurl euphoria and agreement all through the country. So it is called a celebration of “Lights or Deepawali”. It falls on the new moon of the Hindu Month Kartika yet on the western timetable might be either in October or November. Amid this time, Lights are lit and stacked around each house to commend Goddess Laxmi. Individuals influence rangoli, garland, and sel-roti exceptional nourishments for festivity. On this celebration, creatures like canine, crow, bull, dairy animals are given high significance and revere.
On the main day, the crow is venerated as an image of message bearer of our everyday existence with our effects. On the second day, the pooch is venerated as an image of the divine force of death couriers with festoons, and red or white dabs on their temples. On the third day, a dairy animal is adored as an image of thriving, and satisfaction. Around evening time Hindu goddess of Wealth Laxmi is revere by illuminating oil lights in entryways and every window of the home. Young ladies go to each home, sing, and move saying “bhailo” as a serenade. In any case, now the two young ladies and young men, youthful to old take an interest in this program and celebrate together. On the fourth day, bulls are revere alongside Goverdhan Mountain. On the fifth day, sisters put seven-hued tika on their sibling’s temples favoring long cheerful and prosperous life.
Day 1 -Kaag Tihar
On the first day called Kag Bali, the Day of the Crow, this messenger of Yama is worshipped. People set out the sweets and dishes for the sake of crow and ravens, which are placed on the roofs of houses.The cawing of crows and ravens symbolizes sadness and grief in Hinduism, so devotees offer crows and ravens food to avert grief and death in their homes.
Day 2-Kukur Tihar (Day 2)
The second day of Tihar is for the worship of dogs, domestic as well as the scruffy pariahs that roam the streets.Dogs, which are believed to be messengers of Lord Yamaraj, the God of Death, are worshiped each year on this day.During Kukur Tihar, the mythological and real relationships between humans and dogs constitute the day’s major focus. A garland of flowers is draped around the neck of every dog; not only those with homes but strays as well.
Day 3- Laxmi Pooja
The third day of Tihar, Laxmi Pooja, is of vital importance, for the sacred cow is worshipped in the morning and the goddess of wealth together with family treasures at night.In the evening, Goddess Laxmi, the goddess of wealth is thanked for all the benefits that were bestowed on the families by lighting oil lamps (Diyo) or candles on doorways and windows to welcome prosperity and well being. At night, the girls enjoy dancing and visiting all the houses in the neighborhood with musical instruments singing and dancing known as Bhaili all night long collecting money as the tip from houses and share the bounty amongst themselves.
Day 4-Govardhan Puja
On the fourth day of Tihar, there are three different known pujas, depending on the people’s cultural background. It is observed as Goru Tihar or Guru Puja (worship of the oxen). People who follow Vaishnavism perform Govardhan Puja, which is worship towards Govardhan mountain. Cow dung is taken as representative of the mountain and is worshiped. Additionally, the majority of the Newar community on the night perform Mha Puja (worship of self). This day is seen as the beginning of the new Nepal Sambat calendar year.
Day 5-Bhai Tika
Bhai Tika is the last and the most important day of Tihar. In this day, the sisters apply Tika to their brothers’ forehead (and hence, given the name as ‘Bhai Tika’), thank them for the protection they give. The Tika is colorful, which consists of seven colors and called as ‘Saptarangi Tika’ in Nepali. Along with the Tika, the sisters offer garlands of Marigold and Chrysanthemum (nowadays the plastic readymade garlands are also used to some extent, in the case of scarcity of the flowers), sweets, and special dishes for them. The sisters pray for the brothers’ long lives, and have a talk with them, and enjoy the meal together.
Now every man and boy is impelled to receive his sister’s blessing on this day, after which the family celebrates with a sumptuous midday feast. Often the remainder of this final day of Tihar is spent in friendly family gambling games.