Mahanawami, the last day of Navaratri festival that begins with Ghatasthapana, is being observed today.
Since early morning, hindu devotees have been thronging temples of the Goddesses Mahakali, Shri Mahalaxmi and Durga Bhagawati across the country.
Vehicles being worshiped at a garage in Kathmandu on Mahanawami, the 9th day of Dashain on Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012. People worship vehicles and machination as a worship of God Bishwokarma. nepalnews.com/rh
For nine consecutive days, Hindus worship Goddess Durga in their households and the worshipping, followed by merrymaking, culminates on the tenth day as Vijaya Dashami.
On the day of Mahanawami, the historic temple of Taleju located at Hanumandhoka is also opened. Thousands of people go and pay their respect to the Goddess on this day.
The government allows foreigners to witness this function so hundreds of tourists and diplomats gather there with great zeal and ethusiasm.
Animals mostly black buffaloes are slaughtered to honour Durga, the goddess of victory and might, and to seek her blessing. nepalnews.com