Kathmandu, November 9
Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti, the government authority to decide festival dates and times as per the traditional Hindu calendar, stated that the auspicious hour for this year’s Bhaitika is at 11:37 am coming Monday, November 16.
According to the committee’s Chairman Ram Chandra Gautam, the Yamapanchak, the five days of the annual Tihar festival, begins on November 12.
Bhaitika is the final day of the five-day festival, on which sisters and brothers exchange tika representing wishes for a long time, happiness and prosperity. They also exchange gifts with each other.