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[Ambassador report] (Free Report) Tihar: a festival of Hindu

by ALOK DHAKAL | 11-11-2020 22:34 Comments 4 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Tihar: a festival of Hindu
Free Report: November
Tihar also known as Dipawali is one of the festival of Hindu celebrated for five days. The word that generally comes adjacent with Tihar is Lights, Fire crackers, Love, Brothers, Sisters and delicious homemade food items. It is festival worshipping Goddess of Wealth: Laxmi along with other animals like Dog, Crow and Cow. On the very last day, brothers are greeted by sisters and tika is kept and known as Bhai tika in Nepali. Every house, buildings and religious places are lighted with different colours of light and candles. Most of the people use traditional Nepali lamp of twisted cotton wick in a small clay bowl of mustard oil.

Tihar is festival of love and we are ought to be love and beloved. Celebrating this saves tradition initiated by old generations. People get time to be involve and spend with family members. The Crow and the dog are worshiped as they are regarded as the envoy of Yama, the God of Dealth. Cow is worshipped in the third day at morning and during evening Laxmi is worshipped with the belief that she will being fortunes and money. This creates respect to these animals and Due to this many stray dogs, cow and other animal get an opportunity to have food which I find main positive aspect if this festival. The brothers bring gifts to their sisters and the festival ends with feasting. There is also traditional to go from house to house singing Tihar songs and bestowing blessings, whereupon the residents of the house give money in return.

But in name of worshipping dogs and cow they are applied with different colours which creates them an allergy and skin diesease. Another negative factor is about fire crackers. People use fire crackers for shake of enjoyment but it creates air pollution and noise irritation for many people who love peace. Although in Nepal many fire crackers are not used in compared to neighbouring county India where the sky is full of smoke from fire crackers which impacts on human health, to animal and ultimately to mother earth during the time of its celebration (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-46138064). It’s a good sign that this year fire crackers are banned in some states of India by court. Use of different lights during festival also creates load to hydropower stations. Taking this opportunity I would like to wish all a very Happy Tihar.

Refrences: https://www.tibettravel.org/nepal-festival/tihar-festival.html
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SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello Alok!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Thank you for sharing your report regarding the Hindu festival 'Tihar'.
    It is great to know the tradition of different country.
    Firecrackers are used by many people in diverse countries when it comes to celebrate something.
    But it causes smokes, decreased air quality, fire as well.
    I think rather than using firecrackers we should find another way to celebrate.
    Hope things are fine with you.
    Green cheers!

    Best regards,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 25-11-2020 15:19

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Alok,
    this is your mentor WooJoo.

    Warm greetings from South Korea.
    Thank you for sharing your report about Tihar.
    It looks beautiful!
    I think it is a good chance to gather and interact with other people and with the dogs and cows.
    I am glad to hear that this year, the firecracks were not used since I think it is not really necessary.
    I am happy to get to know about traditions of foreign countries!
    I wonder what they do with the wasted flowers after the festival finishes.

    Keep sharing

    Posted 17-11-2020 16:24


  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Welcome @Sabit!
    Posted 12-11-2020 22:44

 Sabit  Pokhrel

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