Dashain Festival at Dachhin Kalimandir

The Dashain festival takes place around Sept-Oct in Nepal. The festival lasts for ten days and each day is marked with some ritual ceremony. During the course of Dashain many animals are sacrificed. Many people pass their time gambling, drinking, feasting and merry-making in general. The most important day is the tenth and last day when elders of the family bless their juniors by applying Tika on their foreheads. All are dressed in new clothes for the occasion and feasting follows the Tika ceremony. Tika however is not restricted to this day as it is not possible to visit all relatives on one day. The Tika ceremony can be conducted until the full moon.