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Kojagrat Poornima Vrat





From today, Dashain has officially come to an end. The 15 days from Dashain Pratipada to today's full moon is also called Durgapaksha. Today, on the Kojagrat full moon, the full moon will rise in the sky at night and the auspicious lights (Mahadeep Jyoti) will be lit at night in the temples including Swayambhu in Kathmandu. Kojagrat Purnima is also the day of Pratipada, the day when the soil deposited in Ghatsthapana and the collected jamaras are duly disposed of in a river or reservoir.

 There is another significance of this day, the day that Goddess Lakshmi comes to visit the earth at night, and those who do not sleep at night and worship and chant Lord Laxmi's bhajan are believed to be blessed by Dhanadhanya Goddess.

  After the Kojagrat Purnima, it is customary to cut bamboo and make a small house of colored paper on its top and light a skylight inside it every evening till the day of Kartik Shukla Purnima.
 In the Tarai, it is customary to play Kauda today. Kauda is like a kind of gambling. Small pieces of Kauda are thrown into the playing arena (Khaal) by hand and money is wagered depending on the possibility of turning them over and returning them.

 It is getting cold at night along with the cold. Don't underestimate the growing cold, especially in the case of children and the elderly. Stay safe from COVID infection and let's wait for colorful Tihar now.

Kartik Snan Aarambha / Aakashdeep dan Aarambha

The Kartik Snan is starting from today. On the day of Ashwin Shukla Purnima, after worshiping Mahalaxmi and staying awake (Jagram) during the night, Bada Dashain formally ends.

 The Durga Paksha, which started with Ashwin Shukla Pratipada, has officially ended today. There is a religious belief that Mother Lakshmi enters the house with wealth and auspiciousness if we stay awake in the evening by lighting lamps in the house.

 This adoration is performed exactly 15 days before Lakshmi Puja. It is customary to wrap a long bamboo lingo with paper on its tip and light a lamp there. These lamps are lit in the dedication of Shri Hari.

 In this way the lights are placed in the courtyard of every house facing the sky, thus the convoy of the lights raised towards the stars seems to have colored the whole village in the milky light. These lanterns are called sky lanterns or Akashe Deep. Today is the first day when the lanterns are lit, Akashe Deep is lit from today. This full moon is also called Kaumudi Purnima.

 Tulsi Puja, which is performed from Ashwin Shukla Purnima to Kartik Shukla Purnima by bathing and performing rituals at home, has also started from today. Thus, with the beginning of Kartik Snan, it is believed that Tulsi should be worshiped every day before sunrise.

 Now the winter has started, the dewdrops of winter have started falling and the nights have started getting shorter. With the end of the Dashain, now we are all waiting for the festive Tihar days.

 Hail to all

Suyog Dhakal



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