Chaite Dashain


Chaite Dashain generally falls in the final month, Chaitra, of Bikram Sambat calendar. This festival is known as Chaite Dashain or Small Dashain. The main Dashain falls in autumn. Chaite Dashain is almost the last festival in the Nepali calendar year. We have a new year ahead within a few days after this event. This event is celebrated for 2 days, the first day is Ram Navami(the birth day of Lord Ram Chandra) and Dashami is the second day. Chaite Dashain is named Chaitra Navaratri in some areas of Nepal and India. this festival has the same important days as 10 days of Bijaya Dashami although it is observed for 2 days in public. Chaite Dashain is a celebration of the victory of good over bad.
People keep fasting on the first day and visit various temples of Lord Ram. Goddess Durga is worshiped in Chaite Dashain day, and animals are sacrificed in some temples especially in Durga Bhawani temples. At Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Durbar square, amounts of water buffalos, goats, chicken and ducks are sacrificed. On this day, the public holiday is given to all Nepalese citizens. People enjoy the day off with friends and family. People eat delicious food and invite their close friends, relatives and loved ones for the feast.

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