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Bijaya Dashami of this year begins with Ghatasthapana today
  Kathmandu, Nepal      October 10 2018


Kathmandu, Nepal: Bada Dashain, the greatest Hindus including the Nepalese, begun with Ghatasthapana, the first day of Navaratri (nine-night), from Wednesday. The longest festival Bada Dashain falls on Ashwin Shukla Pratipada. 

Ghatasthapana is being observed by performing special Durga Goddess puja  and setting up ghata (pot) at home and Durga Mata Bhagvati’s temples. 7:15 am today is the auspicious time to establish the Ghata. 

In the Ghata or pot Jamara, the seeds of barley, wheat, corn and rice used to be grown to offer to Durga Mata Bhagvati which also offers along with tika on the 10th day, which is observed as Vijaya Dashami.