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Happy Dassain 2016

Dassain is the longest and most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar. The festival is celebrated by Hindus families of all caste and creed across the globe especially in Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and North Indian hills .  It is celebrated in the tenth month Kartik ( late Sept and early Oct) of Nepalese Calendar. It is the fifteen days celebration which occurs during the bright lunar fortnight and ends on the day of full moon. Goddess Durga Dassain commemorates a great victory of the gods over the wrecked demons and symbolize the victory of good over evil. For followers of shaktism,  it represents the victory of the goddess Parvati.  In hindu mythology,  the demon Mahishaura  had created terror in the devaloka  (the world where gods live ) but  goddess Durga  killed the demon. The first nine days of Dassain symbolize the battle which took place between the different manifestations of Durga and Mahishasura. The tenth day is the day when Durga finally defeated him an