Kathmandu, Nepal: The Bhai Tika, the most important day of Tihar, is being marked today by offering tika by sisters to their brothers.
Sisters used to offer tika to their brothers wishing them happiness, long life and prosperity on the occasion of Bhaitika, the fifth day of Tihar.
Not only the sisters, but also the brothers also offer their sisters tika in return to the sisters wishing them happiness and good luck.
The brothers and sisters who have no their own their own brothers and sisters used to receive tika from others whom they regard as brothers and sisters.
According to the National Calendar Determination Committee the auspicious hour for offering the tika is 11:55 am. However, it can be held until sunset, the committee has said.
Meanwhile, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended wishes to the Nepalese living in the country and abroad on the auspicious occasion of Bhai Tika.