Monday, 10 October 2016

People continue to receive Tika and blessings

Posted by Anup Baral | October 10, 2016 :
The most auspicious hour for giving and receiving the tika of this year's Dashain festival is at 8.45 am on Tuesday, the Nepal Calendar Determination Committee has stated. Committee chairman Prof (Dr) Ram Chandra Gautam said although the auspicious hour is at 8.45 am tomorrow, there is no any problem for giving and receiving tika, jamara, Prasad and blessings from seniors as per one's convenient time. President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to receive and give tika and jamara at the auspicious hour of 8.45 tomorrow morning, it is stated. Hindus across the country are preparing for the Dashain tika ritual along with family reunion. Tika is the mixture of rice grains, curd and red vermilion powder formed into a paste and put on the forehead as a blessing of the goddess Durga on the 10th day of the Dashain festival. Similarly, jamara are either the newly-germinated barley or maize shoots that are worn behind the ears as auspicious item during Dashain. RSS

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Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.