Bijaya Dashami/Devi Bisharjan/World Teachers Day | Hamro Patro

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Bijaya Dashami/Devi Bisharjan/World Teachers Day

Dashami Tika
Someone longs for the Dakshina (Money received by younger after Tika), someone longs for blessings, new clothes, shoes, and the memory of missing relatives  maybe! Dashain is a handful of gifts of love, affection, respect, and laughter that may be needed at any time in the past, present, and future. Welcome to this special day of this year’s Dashain Tika.

Now, let me first explain what is Akshyata in general, Akshyata is a mixture of red abeer, curd, and rice which is mixed, and the colorful mixture is placed on the forehead as an auspicious Dashain gift and followed by blessings. All family member gathers together, worships the deities today and later they worship the main pillar of the house, main entrance and formally starts the Tika process.

Elderly people go to a person older than themselves to get Tika, normally elder one puts Tika to the younger ones. Now this year, the number of people going for Tika has simply decreased, there may be a decrease in the numbers and the availability of the foreheads, but there is certainly no barrier to blessings and remembrance.

Buddhist aspect of Dashain Tika
This holy festival is not limited to Hinduism but is a traditional festival. It has been celebrated with joy and rejoicing even by Buddhists. The only difference is that Hindus worship the new Durga Bhagwati with a red tika, while Buddhists worship with the white Tika.

Today is Dashami Tithi i.e. the tenth day of Vijayadashami and this day which falls on this day is a word derived from Dashmi and Dussehra. Dussehra means the defeat of Dashanan Ravana (Dashanan means Dus = ten + anan = mouth). Ravana had ten heads and today is celebrated for the victory against him.

It is also mentioned that Durga Bhavani killed an monster named Mahishashur on this day. This atmosphere of Tika, Jamra, and fun is considered as the victory of the gods over the demons, the victory of truth over untruth, and the victory of humanity over the inhuman elements.

 Different blessings are given to men and women while applying Tika, let me put the simple meaning of those Mantras here.

 Dashain Tika Mantra and Meaning for Male
 आयू द्रोण सुते, श्रृयं दशरथे शत्रुक्षयं राधवे
 ऐश्वर्य नहुषे, गतिश्च पवने, मानं च दूर्योधने ।।
 सौर्य शान्तनवे, बलं हलधरे सत्यं च कुन्ती सुते
 विज्ञानं विदुरे भवतु भवतां कीर्तिश्च नारायणे ।।

May you live long like the age of Drona's son Asvatthama, may your deeds be famous like of King Dasharatha, may your enemy be diminished like of Lord Rama, May your prosperity be like of King Nahusha, may you attain the speed of Vayu, may you acquire the respect like of Duryodhana.

 Be generous like Surya Putra, be strong like Bhima, be truthful like Yudhisthira, be wise like Vidura, be well-known like Narayan.

 Dashain Tika Mantra and Meaning for female

 जयन्ती मङ्गलाकाली,
 भद्रकाली कपालिनी।
 दुर्गा क्षमा शिवाधात्री,
 स्वाहा स्वधा नमोऽस्तुते।

That is the goddess who has the power to conquer the whole world, who can diagnose every darkness, the goddess who is beyond the bounds of time, who wears a garland of human skulls and can diagnose all kinds of misery. O Goddess who protects this world! Accept the devotion offered by your devotee, we bow to you.

Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes on this auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami, a symbol of victory of truth over untruth and justice over injustice. Good luck to all, best wishes. May anger, greed, injustice, arrogance, impunity, cruelty, corruption and many forms of Ravan pervade, may hunger and thirst is eradicated from this world, May we all be able to fight this COVID virus.

Devi Bisharjan

ईति सम्प्राथ्र्य देवीं तु तत उत्थापयेद् बुध ।
 उत्तिष्ठ देवी चण्डेशि शुभां पूजा प्रगृह च ।।
 कुरुष्व मम कल्याणमष्टाभि शक्तिभिःसह ।
 गच्छ गच्छ परं स्थानं स्वस्थानं दवि चण्डिके ।।

After worshiping the Goddess on Navratri, the Goddess is formally returned on the day of Dashami. Accepting the worship done on earth, the goddess is called to go to her abode today.

World Teachers Day

World Teachers' Day also known as International Teachers' Day is celebrated annually on 5th October to celebrate all the teachers across the globe.

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on October 5 to recognize the rights and responsibilities of teachers and educators across the globe. Undoubtedly, teachers are great friends and philosophers who guide us through the thick and thin in life. This day is to honor, support, recognize and celebrate the country's educators.

The theme for the year 2022 is: “The transformation of education begins with teachers”.

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the globe. It commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers, and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions. The Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel was adopted in 1997 to complement the 1966 Recommendation by covering teaching personnel in higher education. World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated since 1994.

World Teachers’ Day is co-convened in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, and Education International (EI).

No matter how many of us are students or teachers, the inspiration to be a good student and a good teacher should not go away from us, let this culture of respect remain for centuries.

Suyog Dhakal

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