Monday, October 22, 2012

2012 - Happy Bijaya Dashami - विजया दशमीकेा शुभकामना!

I would like to wish the "Taste of Nepal Blog" readers a very Happy Bijaya Dashami.  May happiness smile on your world and in your heart!  Thank you for stopping by and experiencing the culinary and cultural journey to Nepal. 

विजयादशमी (२०६९) को सुखद उपलक्ष्यमा
हजुर तथा सम्पूर्ण परीवार हरुमा शान्ति, समृद्धि, सुस्वास्थ्यका लागि हार्दिक मंगलमय शुभकामना अर्पण गर्दछु! 

Capturing Dashain moments!
Doko (wicker basket) full of Marigold just arrived from the village

The most auspicious and joyous time of the year for Nepalese - Hanuman Dhoka
Religious offerings during the festival time

Images of Nepal during Dashai time - Kaalo Bhairab
Religious Offerings placed in front of the statue of Kaalo Bhairab, Hanuman Dhoka, Kathmandu (a part of National Heritage of Nepal).
Vendors selling Marigold Flowers and garlands
The streets are lined with Sayapatri (marigold flowers) and Makhamali or Supariful (globe amaranth) flowers.

Family gathering time
Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square area
Rudraksha ko Mala for sale - Rudraksha beads used for japa

At the entrance of Makhan Pashupatinath Temple (saano Pashupati), vendors are selling religious offerings such as incense sticks, dhoop batti, butter lamps, marigold flowers, coconuts, holy waters and other numerous offerings.

Admiring and enjoying the sight of religious offerings lined up for sale near the entrance of a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal

Busy Kathmandu Streets - Souvenir Shops

Sight and sounds of Dashain time - picture captured from the Maru Sattal (Kasthamandap). 

Worshiping at the Taleju Bhabani Temple, hanuman Dhoka in Kathmandu.  It is opened to general public only one day on the ninth day of Vijaya Dashami Festival.
Tikaa and Jamaraä - On the 10th day of Bijaya Dashami, Acheeta ko Tikaa" and "jamaraa" is received from the senior member of the family with blessings. 

Beautifully carved windows from the "Nau-Talle Durbar" in Basantpur Durbar square area, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Exploring Street Markets - traditional souvenir at Basantpur Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pooja Thali

Dashain Tune - Mangal Dhoon everywhere
A Saadhu  (Holy man) in front of a temple
Dashai is the longest and the most auspicious festival in Nepal

Paarijaat Flowers - the flowers of Gods

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  1. Rudraksha beads have been used since ages for various benefits.The powers radiated by Karya Siddha mala is due to multiple effects from the different face / mukhi rudraksha bead combinations aligned in the mala.
    Benefit of Rudraksha


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