Tihar Festival of Jammu and Kashmir
Name of Festival : Tihar Festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Tihar is a famous and interesting festival celebrated in Bhadarwah and Kishtwar in the months of Chaitra (March-April)
Major Territory of Celebration
Tihar Festival is celebrated in the Jammu and Kashmir state of India.
This festival is dedicated to serpent gods. On this day, women bathe in rivers and observe a day’s fast.
Springs and baulis receive a spring-cleaning and this is followed on the next day by the worship of nagas (serpents).Rice and floral offerings are made these days. People believed that Sankrant or the beginning of a month (in the Bikrami era) is considered to be a sacred day by the Hindus. On this day Water springs and tanks are cleaned. The Nepalese also observe a festival called Tihar during Diwali and Bhai-duj.