Pokhara, Oct.17: Dashain, the biggest festival of Hindu people has started from today with the beginning of the first day known as Ghatasthapana.
Special worship of Goddess Durga is performed today by setting up ghada (pot). People sow seed of maize and barley. Water is sprinkled and seed are worshipped for 1o days by keeping it on dark and cool place.
On the tenth day (Dashami), the yellow sprout known as jamara is received from elders along with red or white tika. Jamara and tika is received till Kojagat Poornima if relatives are far away.
According to Nepal Calendar Determination Committee, the auspicious time to sow the seeds is at 11:46 am.