Bada Dashain is a major Hindu religious festival in Nepal and some parts of India. It is also celebrated by Hindus elsewhere in the world, including among the Lhotshampa of Bhutan and the Burmese Gurkhas of Myanmar.
Tika and jamara for the tenth day of Dashain. Nepal’s greatest festival, Badadashain, is over after a celebration of two weeks now. Its name beginning with ‘bada’ (that means ‘big’) suggests there are some other ‘smaller’ Dashains also.
According to Hindu mythology, the Dashain festival is a way of acknowledging triumph over an evil spirit. The festival came to light when goddess Durga won a fight against an evil-spirited demon named “Mahisasur,” who spread horror and terror. The Goddess Durga killed this demon in a war that lasted for multiple days.