As anyone who is slightly related to Nepal in anyway will know, Dashain ( 15 days long celebration of Hindu) is just around the corner. This year it starts from 28 September and Tika (Dashami) is on 6 October.
Australia is in Southern hemisphere so the weather for Dashain will be windy and wet unlike in Nepal where it is perfect weather for celebration but we have to make most of the situation.
As this is going to be our first Dashain as married couple and we are away from our family, we are planning to have jamara on Ghatasthapana. As I have missed last 6 Dashain and AS have missed last 10 Dashain @ home, we thought having jamara will help us to be involved in our culture and at the same time I want to prove my in-laws and my mom, I can be modern and traditional at a same time. 🙂
So we are going to get some sand. I have bought some barley seeds. I hope it will work and turn into five or six inches long yellow grass by 6 October.
Will let you know the progress.
Happy Dashain !!!.