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Tihar or Laxmi Puja Festival

This festival begins just a fortnight after the end of Dashain. The mood of the earlier celebration, heightened by the return of balmy weather, continues unabated. This festival lasts for five days and is marked by the worship of crows, dogs, cows, and brothers and sisters on every several days. The most charming sight of this festival is the illumination of the entire town with rows of tiny flickering oil lamps at the onset of dusk on the day of Laxmi Puja.

In the evening of Laxmi Puja, the Laxmi, goddess of wealth, gets worshipped at every household with myriads of lamps to welcome her. The brother’s day is the last day of the festival, and the sisters show their affection towards their brothers with the performance of a puja followed by a delectable meal. They worship for their brothers’ long life to Yama, the god of death and both brothers and sisters pray for the wellbeing of each other and vow to protect each other.

The most charming sight of this festival is the illumination of the entire town with rows of tiny flickering oil lamps at the onset of dusk on the day of Laxmi Puja”