28 Sept 2009 [12 Asbin 2066] Vijaya Dashmi
आयु द्रोणसुते, श्रियम दशरथे, शत्रुक्षयम् राघवे ऐशोर्यम नहुषे, गतिष्च पवने, मानन्च दुर्योधने दानम सुर्यसुते, बलम हलधरे सत्यन्च कुन्तिसुते विज्ञाने बिदुरे भवती भवताम् किर्तिष्च नारायणे !!
The actual meaning of ‘Aayu Drona Sute’ means May you have a long life like Son of Drona. The Son of Drona is called Asosthama, which is considered to be one of the Aastha Chiranjivi (Aastha Chiranjivi means those eight people who never die as per Hindu epics). Therefore, when our parents bless us saying ‘Aayu Drona Sute’, that means let my children have long life like Asosthama………that means you never die.
“Aayu drona sute” is in sanskrit and it is a long chant and each words used there signify something great thing about various people. It is basically the blessings given by your near and dear ones who are generally aged in your families and respected by all family members.
Dashain ko Jamara -2066 - 27 Sept 09
Ready for blessing car and bikes - 26 Sept 09
Beginning of Dahain Festival
During the month of Kartik in the Bikram Sambat calendar (late September and early October), the Nepalese people indulge in the biggest festival of the year, Dashain. Dashain is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese of all caste and creed throughout the country. The fifteen days of celebration occurs during the bright lunar fortnight ending on the day of the full moon. Thorough out the kingdom of Nepal the goddess Durga in all her manifestations are worshiped with innumerable pujas, abundant offerings and thousands of animal sacrifices for the ritual holy bathing, thus drenching the goddess for days in blood. For more...... http://www.nepalhomepage.com/society/festivals/dashain.html