The tenth day of the Bada Dashain festival was celebrated all over the country today with great enthusiasm by receiving tika and blessings from elders.
The Vijaya Dashami festival is celebrated in commemoration of the victory of truth over evil and the victory of divine forces over demonic forces. The worship of Sri Durga Bhawani at Dashain ghar over nine days concludes formally on the day of Bijaya Dashami after sprinkling of holy water and offering tika. Although the auspicious hour was fixed at 09: 57 am today, people consider the entire day auspicious for receiving tika and jamara. People can receive tika and jamara until the full moon day.
On the occasion President Ram Baran Yadav has extended his best wishes for peace, happiness and prosperity of all the Nepali sisters and brothers within the country and abroad. In his message, President Yadav said festivals like Dashain bring together individuals, families and society, and are also important medium to express ones social and cultural identity.
President Yadav also stated that the upcoming November 19 CA elections should be concluded in a free and fair manner and present an example before the world by drafting a new constitution as per our need and relevance.
"For this Nepalis of all religion, sex and community should maintain and build a spirit of goodwill, brotherhood and fraternity and utilize this opportunity to receive the people's mandate for the same," the President stated.
Likewise, issuing a message on the occasion, Chairman of the Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi has wished that may Nawa Durga Bhawani inspire us all to maintain peace, goodwill and solidarity and guide us towards the path to socio-economic and political transformation of the country.
Chairman Regmi said that cultural diversity in the Nepali society is exemplary before the world and also the foundation for positive transformation of the country.
"The November 19 CA elections is the only alternative at present for the peace and prosperity of Nepal and the Nepalis", he has said in the message adding that making the elections successful was the first priority and goal of the present government.
On the occasion, Chairman Regmi also appealed to all Nepali brothers and sisters to accept this special opportunity and right given by history and work to ensure that the election is successful.
In a message of best wishes on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami-2070, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has said that the festival is observed every year by the Nepali society for forging and promoting family love, social goodwill, mutual cooperation and solidarity.
"If we set aside all our differences and correct our shortcomings, and thereby take this festival as one that promotes the overall interest of the nation as a whole then its significance and utility will increase", President Koirala has said in the message.