Bada Dashain Begins in Nepal – Happy Ghatasthapana!



People are celebrating Ghatasthapana with the planting of barley, rice, wheat, and corn seeds in a clay pot as part of a puja, or offering, in their homes. Sprouted seedlings are called jamara and will be offered as part of tika on Vijaya Dashami, or the main festival day, which occurs in ten days time. The auspicious time for planting seeds has been determined to be 8:35 am. Dashain is the greatest of all Nepali festivals and a time for families to come together. It represents the triumph of Good over Evil.