President Bidya Devi Bhandari received Tika and Jamara at Rastrapati Bhawan, Shital Niwas from main priest Devraj Aryal of the Hanuman hoka Dashain Ghar at the auspicious hour of 11:55 am today on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami festival.
The main priest also presented the Head-of-the-State offerings of the goddess Nawadurga (nine manifestations of goddess Durga Bhawani).
On the occasion, the President also offered tika to the main priest.
President Bhandari also received tika and blessings from her mother Mithila Pandey and uncle Jayanta Pandey. The President also bestowed tika and blessings to her daughters Usha Kiran Bhandari and Nisha Kushum Bhandari, sons-in-law Umesh Thapa and Abhishek Yadav and other members of her family and relatives
The Head- of- the- State is to offer the Dashain tika to the members of the public from 14:00 pm today.
Prime Minister Deuba receives Dashain tika
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba received the Dashain tika and jamara from his family priest Binod Sapkota at the auspicious time of 11:55 am today at the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami festival.
The Prime Minister will receive the Dashain tika from President Bidya Devi Bhandari today itself.
The Prime Minister and President of the Nepali Congress is to offer tika to the party leaders, cadres and the general public only after receiving tika from the Head-of-the-State at 2:00 pm today, his private secretariat said. Time after 4:00 pm has been fixed for giving tika to the members of the public by the prime minister.