The second biggest festival of Nepal Tihar begins this November 09. Nepalese celebrate this festival sharing love with brother-sisters, play with mesmerizing lights and colours and also by feeding animals.
Kaag Tihar (The Crow Day)
Crow, the black bird is not only an ordinary bird. Hindus believe this bird is a messenger of the god of death Yama.Kaag Tihar is the first day of Tihar festival of Nepal. This bird conveys good or sometimes bad news visiting the house. Tihar, the second biggest festival in Nepal. It is not just a festival of lights. This is the season of loving animals, each day each animal. During Kaag Tihar Hindus worship and feed crows.
The following four days are celebrated as Kukur Tihar (Dog Day). Dog is considered as a loyal family member that cares, protects house. Beyond this dog helps in emergency rescue and investigations too.
The third day of Tihar is celebrated as Laxmi Puja. Laxmi means wealth. People clean decorate residence, office with lights, colour to welcome goddess of wealth Laxmi. It is believed, pleasing Laxmi this day empowers with blessings that lead people success in every business
The next day is Gaai Tihar (Cow Day) and Govardhan Puja. Cow is the national animal of Nepal. Hindus consider cow as sacred animal. They worship cow as goddess.
The final day of Tihar festival is Bhaitika. This day is lovlihood between sisters and brothers. Sisters worship brothers – so this day is called Bhai Tika (day of brothers) feeding them sweets and offering clothes. And brothers respects sisters offering money as a tradition.