Dashain is the 15 day celebration of various forms of Goddess Durga in Nepal. It is the biggest festival of Nepal and people celebrate it with huge enthusiasm among friends and family members.
In 2021, Auspicious Time for Dashain Tika is 15 October 2021, Friday. The most auspicious hour for giving and receiving the tika of this year’s Dashain festival is at 10:02 am on October 15, 2021.
Of these 15 days, the tenth day is the most important day of Vijaya Dashami. It was on this day that the Goddess killed the demon Mahishasura and it is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil.
The most auspicious hour for giving and receiving the tika of this year’s Dashain festival is at 10:02 am on October 15, the Nepal Calendar Determination Committee has stated.
Likewise, the auspicious time for Ghatasthapana, the first day of 10-day Dashain festival, is at 11:46 am on October 7.
According to the Committee, 10:56 am on October 8 is the most auspicious time to replace the national flag with the new one at the government offices and Nepal Army’s offices.
On the day of Vijaya Dashami, which is celebrated as the Dashain Tika day in Nepal, women prepare a mixture of rice, yogurt and vermillion called the Tika. Elders in the family, put this tika on the forehead of younger relatives along with the jamara collected from the kalasha as blessings.
The elders also give dakshina or gift to the younger ones in the family. This continues for five days starting from the day of Vijaya Dashami during which friends and family members visit each other and exchange gifts and greetings.
Panchang, 15 October 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:07 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:45 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 02:47 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 02:05 AM, Oct 16
Tithi : Dashami upto 06:02 PM Ekadashi
Nakshatra : Shravana upto 09:16 AM Dhanishtha
Yoga : Shula upto 12:04 AM, Oct 16 Ganda
Karana : Taitila upto 06:24 AM Garaja upto 06:02 PM Vanija upto 05:46 AM, Oct 16 Vishti
Weekday : Shukrawara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Ashwina – Purnimanta Ashwina – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:33 AM to 12:19 PM
Amrit Kalam : 10:55 PM to 12:32 AM, Oct 16
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 10:29 AM to 11:56 AM
Yamaganda : 02:50 PM to 04:17 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 07:34 AM to 09:01 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:27 AM to 09:13 AM 12:19 PM to 01:06 PM
Varjyam : 01:17 PM to 02:54 PM