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Facts About Dashain

Despite all the political instability that is going around: Dasain is so in the air. Here are a few interesting
facts about Dashain.

 Ever wondered why we play swings particularly during Dasahain? Because, it is believed that
once a year we should leave the ground and be in the air and what’s a more auspicious occasion
than much love Dashain.

 Although there is not exact reason to why, Dashain is represented by Malashree Dhun. We can
hear it on every television channel, radio station and in the background music during Dashain
everywhere and anytime.

 Jamara or the holy grass has a lot of scientific importance. It helps in eradicating many diseases
too. It is an important herb that cures itchiness and sunburns too.

 Dashain commemorates the great victory of the good over the wicked. The main celebration
glorifies the triumph of good over evil and is symbolized by goddess Durga slaying the terrible
demon Mahisasur, who terrorized the earth in the guise of a brutal water buffalo. The first nine
days signify the nine days of ferrous battle between goddess Durga and the demon Mahisasur.
The tenth day is the day when Mahisasur was slain and the last five days symbolize the
celebration of the victory with the blessing of the goddess.

 Dashain is one festival when we can see the real Kathmandu. During this time most of the
migrants leave Kathmandu and go towards their home town. The roads are clean and the valley
is peaceful. However, other places of the country get crowded.

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