This week marks the celebration of Tihar in Nepal. The festival takes five days and everyday is marked differently.
Worship/blessing is marked by placing Tikka on the forehead.
Day one – the day of the Crow
Day two – today- is the day of the Dog
Day three – the day to worship the goddess of wealth. Lots of gambling takes place on this day
Day four – You can worship anything you want including yourself depending on your cultral belief. Some communities worship the ox because it is valued.
Day five – The sisters bless the brothers. One person told me that ” Dashain is all about getting blessings from an elder person while in Tihar brothers get a blessing from the sisters bless eachc other.
Tihar aso happens to fall with Deewali ) The festival of Lights.