Dashain is a major Hindu festival celebrated all over Nepal in the month of Asoj. During Dashain people come to Tripura Sundari to worship goddess Durga. Jamaras are planted on the first day of tee Dashain and known as Ghatasthapana and are allowed to grow for the next 8 days and on the 9th day of Dashain, they are cut and distributed all over the surrounding villages and cities.
Gaura festival (marriage of goddess Gauri) is a special festival celebrated in the far western part of Nepal occasionally in the month of Bhadra. This festival is also known as Gaura Parv and locally Gora and sometimes as Gauri Parva. Gaura festival is actually the wedding of Goddess Gaura and Lord Maheswore. This festival is famous for its unique dance known as Deuda dance. In this dance participants, hold their hands forming circle and moves in a circle.Normally Gaura Parva(Festival) is celebrated for 5 to 6 days but sometimes for 7 days which dependnding upon the situation.
A Visit to Tripura Sundari
Last year I got the chance to visit this place during the month of Mangsir On the occasion of the festival Jaat. I woke up in the morning at 6 o’clock and headed from headquarter to temple at 7 o’clock in the morning it took about 20 minutes to get there by bus. when I reach here I found that I was already late the festival has already begun at 6 o’clock in the morning. The temple was full of people from all around baitadi and the nearest districts. There were many food and toy shops for children around the outer boundary of the temple.
I noticed groups of people gathering around with their relatives, families, and friends. Many people were there with goat and bull to sacrifice them in the temple. Inside the main temple, I noticed the God was being worshipped by local brahmins sometimes known as Pujaris. when the Pooja completed everyone got a tikka in their forehead from brahmins and I got too. Now it was time to sacrifice those animals. It took about an hour Sacrifier all those animals and then it was finally time for people to get back to the home. so I also decided to get back to headquarters so I picked up a bus to the headquarters at 3 o’clock in the evening
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