Dashain begins with Ghatasthapana today

KATHMANDU, Oct 16:Dashain has officially begun from Tuesday as people across the nation celebrate Ghatasthapana, the first day of Dashain festival.
People sow the seeds of Jamara at home today after cleaning the house with cowdung, which is also considered sacred. Ghatasthapana falls on Aswin Shukla Pratipada, the first day of the bright half of the lunar calendar in the month of Aswin. Dashain is the greatest festival among the Hindu community.
The government has given public holiday today on the occasion of Ghatasthapana.

Source: Republica

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