Maha Ashtami in Nepal in 2020

Maha Ashtami in Nepal in 2020
  How long until Maha Ashtami?
This holiday next takes place in 345 days.
  Dates of Maha Ashtami in Nepal
2021 Nepal Fri, Oct 15 National Holiday
2020 Oct 23, Oct 25
NepalSun, Oct 25National Holiday
NepalFri, Oct 23National Holiday
2019 Oct 6, Oct 8
NepalTue, Oct 8National Holiday
NepalSun, Oct 6National Holiday
2018 Oct 17, Oct 19
NepalFri, Oct 19National Holiday
NepalWed, Oct 17National Holiday
  Summary
The festival of Dusseha symbolizes the triumph of good over evil in the legend of Rama and Ravana
  Maha Ashtami in other countries
Maha Ashtami internationally

On this day, many of your colleagues in India will celebrate the culmination of the ten day Dussehra festival.

It may be known in some regions as Vijayadashami and in parts of southern India, it is known as Dasara. Other regional spellings include Dashera and Dussera.

As this is a ten day festival based on a lunar date with many important days and also because it has many different names in the various regions on India, it is difficult to determine when each region has a holiday. On this site, we show the date of the tenth day and you can assume that most regions will observe this a public holiday.

In India, the festival of Dussehra symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.

The festival traditionally represents the legend of Rama and Ravana.

Ravana, the demon king, abducted the beloved Princess of India, Sita.

The Lord Rama rescued the Princess, proving victorious over the powerful and evil King Ravana.

The Dussehra festival is ten days long, culminating on the tenth day, the Dussehra holiday.

On the day of Dussehra, large statues of Ravana are constructed and brought into open fields.

These effigies are burned and with them the evil they represent, so that the people are allowed to follow the path of virtue and goodness throughout the year.

Ayudha Puja

On the ninth day of Dussehra, Ayudha Puja is celebrated in several regions of India. Celebrations may involve many common and seemingly mundane tools and implements used in everyday life, such as computers, books, cars, or kitchen tools.

The aim is to see the divine in everything, notably those things used in one's livelihood. It is believed that this day is also a blessed one for any

Navaratri

In the southern India states, this festival is called Navaratri ('nine nights') and revolves around the worship of the goddesses Lakshmi and Sarasvati. Lakshmi is associated with good luck and wealth, and Sarasvati is linked with wisdom and fertility.

The festival is a time for visiting friends and relatives, and houses are decorated with colourful displays of toys and images of gods. In Gujarat there are nine days of music and dancing.

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