Dashain is the most celebrated and the biggest festival of Nepal, Bhutan and some North Eastern states of India. Dashain 2016 dates – Dashain festival starts on October 1 with Ghatsthapana and ends on October 12 with Vijayadashami Tika or Bijayadashami.
Tika and Jamara will continue till October 16 in 2016.
Dasain 2016 dates – Dashain 2016 Calendar or Schedule of Dashian Festival
Ghatasthapana 2016 – October 1 (Sowing Jamara)
Fulpati 2016 or Saptami – October 8
Durga Ashtami – October 9 (Mahaashtami)
MahaNavami – October 10
Dashain Tika or Bijayadashami Tika 2016 – October 12
Tika and Jamara – from 13 October to 16 October
Dashain festival is similar to Durga Navratras celebrated in India. The rituals and pujas during the both festivals are same but Dashain is celebrated for 15 days whereas Durga Navaratras is culminated on 10th day.
Jamara Puja Vidhi for Dashain