Dashain Ghatasthapana 2020, Time of Dashain Ghatasthapana in Nepal on 29 September 2020..
Ghatasthapana, installing ghata for Durga puja, marks the beginning of Dashain festival in Nepal. In 2020, Dashain Ghatasthapana date is October 17.
On this day, devotees plant seeds for Jamara. Barley, wheat, corn and rice are planted in a sand-filled pot. It is also called as Kalash. This kalash is kept in puja place which is away from sunlight during the festival days.
The seedlings come out of the kalash are given as Jamara along with Tika during Dashain festival.
As per the traditions and beliefs, grains are the sources of energy. These grains also have many ayurvedic characteristics and are also used for treating various diseases. That is the reason why these seedlings are given as Jamara and Prasad on Tika day.
The auspicious time or muhurat for Ghatasthapana is 11.46 AM (October 17).
Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti, the government body authorised to decide dates and times for various festivals to be celebrated in the country, has informed that 10:35 am on Tuesday, October 8, will be the most auspicious time to receive Dashain Tika this year.
Dashain is the 15-day festival celebrated by Hindus of Nepal and they receive Tika, as a symbol of blessings from the seniors, on the 10th day of the festival.
Most Hindus of Nepal continue receiving Tika and blessings from the seniors for the next five days after the main day, also called Vijaya Dashami.
Jamara Puja Vidhi for Dashain