Ghatasthapana marked nationwide

Posted on: October 01, 2016 | views: 300

The Hindus across the country today planted 'Jamara' to mark the first day of "Navaratri Parba" or the nine nights of Bada Dashain, the great festival of the Nepalese people.

The first day of Bada Dashain festival is called "Ghatasthapana" that falls on Aswin Shukla Pratipada, the first day of the bright half of the lunar calendar in the month of Aswin.

On the day of Ghatasthapana, all Nepalis worship Diyo (an oil-fed lamp), Kalas (auspicious jar) and lord Ganesha in accordance with Vedic rituals and sow maize and barley seeds in a jar filled with soil and cow dung for germination of the auspicious Jamara (barley shoots).

Germination of the auspicious "Jamara" is also initiated at Hanumandhoka Dashain Ghar in accordance with Vedic rituals, today.