Durga Puja

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Durga Puja

(ˌdʊəɡə ˈpuːdʒə)
n
(Hinduism) another name for Navaratri
[from Sanskrit Durga + puja worship]
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The ceremony took place on the eighth day of the two-weeklong Dasain festival, the main festival in Nepal.
The ceremony took place on the eighth day of the two-week-long Dasain festival, the main festival in Nepal.
Fulpatti" (day of flowers) celebrations marking the seventh day of Dasain were held with zeal by residents carrying banana stalks, "Jamara" (barley sprouts) and sugar cane.
One of the major considerations when using any form of public transport is to avoid travelling during festival times especially the major ones such as Dasain and Tihar (Diwali).
Based on the latter, dark side of culture we find Heidegger's critique of culture as a sphere of public life in which Dasain falls into habit [Das Man]--the wrong mode of existence.
One rare occasion that people were allowed an audience with the king was during the festival of Dasain and, even then, people lined up to receive tika from the king and immediately left the palace.
Other easy-on-the-wallet festivals to watch out for till the end of the year are the Pushkar fair in Rajasthan, Mexico's Day of the Dead, Nepal's Dasain Festival and the Whirling Dervishes Festival in Turkey.
Astrologers were consulting horoscopes of candidates from Buddhist Shakya families to replace the current Kumari, Preeti Shakya, who is 11 and should retire during the annual Hindu festival of Dasain in October, temple officials said.
These were Mahashivaratri, Buddha Jayanti, Falgun Purnima, Krishna Asthami, Dasain, and Tihar.
Svanti, which falls two weeks after Dasain, is another great festival of the country.
Nepal's government Monday welcomed last week's pledge by Maoist rebels to suspend armed operations during the Hindu festival of Dasain beginning this week, and promised to follow suit.