According to the Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti or Calendar Determination Committee, the tika sahit (auspicious tika time) for 2078 BS (2018 AD) is 09:51 AM of Kartik 2, Friday i.e 19 October 2018.
Dashain Tika Auspicious Time (Sahit): 9:51 AM, Kartik 2, 2075 or 09:51 AM, Friday, 19 October 2018
Murti Pujan Sahit: 9:39 AM KARTIK 2, 2075 OR 09:39 AM, Friday, 19 October 2018
Kojagrata Purnima is on 24 October which concludes the end of Vijaya Dashami festival.
The tenth day is named as Vijaya Dashami which is the most important day of this festival. On the tenth day, younger ones in a family receive Tika (a mixture of yogurt, rice, and vermilion), Jamara (planted on the first day of Dashain) and blessings from elders as well as respected people.
This festival is, in fact, the ceremony of reunion and fun. People living far away from home or homeland, revisit their home and get together with their families. Similarly, parents buy new clothes for their children. People enjoy eating mouth-watering foods and playing a lot of games including cards. People invite guests, organize the feast, visit their relatives’ houses, fly kites, build bamboo swings and get involved in various entertaining activities.
After Dashain, everyone settles back to normal. After receiving the blessing of goddess Durga, people are ready to work and acquire virtue, power and wealth. Dashain thus is not only the longest festival but also the most anticipated one among all the festivals of Nepal.
A very happy Vijaya Dashami to all of the readers at RabinsXP.