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Tihar or Laxmi Puja Festival

Tihar festival or the Laxmi Puja festival begins just a fortnight after the end of the Dashain Festival. The mood of the earlier celebration, heightened by the return of balmy weather, continues unabated. This festival lasts for five days and get marked by the worship of crows, dogs, cows and brothers and sisters 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.

On the evening of Laxmi Puja, the Laxmi, goddess of wealth, gets worshipped in every household with myriads of lamps to welcome her. The brothers’ day is the festival’s last day, and the sisters show their affection towards their brothers with the performance of a puja followed by a delectable meal and worship for their brothers’ long life to Yama, the god of death.

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”