Chaitra Dasain

Chaitra Dasain, also known as Ram Navami, is a Hindu festival celebrated on the ninth day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, which usually falls in March or April. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Rama, one of the most revered Hindu deities.

The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and reverence, particularly in the northern parts of India and Nepal. People offer prayers and perform puja (worship) to Lord Rama and other deities. Temples are decorated with flowers and lights, and devotees offer sweets, fruits, and other offerings to the deities.

In Nepal, Chaitra Dasain is celebrated by the Newar community, who offer prayers to their ancestral gods and goddesses, seeking blessings for good health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming year. They also prepare special dishes like samay baji (a Newari delicacy consisting of flattened rice, black soybeans, boiled eggs, and other items) to share with family and friends. Chaitra Dasain is an important festival for Hindus and is celebrated with great devotion and reverence. It is a time to honor Lord Rama and seek blessings for good fortune and prosperity.

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