Festival

Chaite Dashain

Chaite Dashain falls generally in the final month, Chaitra, of Bikram Sambat calendar. It is known as Chaite Dashain or Small Dashain. The big Dashain falls in autumn.  

It is almost the last festival in Nepali calendar year. After this festival, we have a new year ahead within few days. This festival has two days of celebration. First day is Ram Navami (The birth day of Lord RamChandra) and second day is Dashami. Some part of Nepal and India, Chaite Dashain is called Chaitra Navaratri.

This festival has same days of importance as the 10 days of Bijaya Dashami even though it is publicly celebrated for 2 days.

Chaite Dashain is celebration of the victory of good over evil. 

 When is Ram Nawami and Chaite Dashain 

Ram Navami is on Chaitra Sukla Navami according to Hindu lunar calendar. It is on  Chaitra 2073 that is on April 2017. Ram Nawami and Chaite Dashain together also known as Sano Dashain (Small Dashain).  Ram Nawami is followed by Chaite Dashain and Chaite Dashain is on April 5 2017. (23/12/2073)