The longest and biggest festival in Nepal, Dasain is celebrated by worshipping goddess Durga in all her manifestations. The fifteen-day festival started on 1 October, locally known as Ghatasthapana. 

8 October, Fulpati: Seventh day of Dasain on which fulpati (jamara, different types of flowers and banana stalks) is brought to Kathmandu from Gorkha. Generally families bring fulpatis to their prayer rooms.

9 October, Maha Astami: A day dedicated to the worship of Kali, a demonic avatar of Goddess Durga.

10 and 11 October, Maha Nawami and Dashami: The day marks the victory of goddess Durga over the demon. The Taleju temple at Hanuman Dhoka is opened for the public only once a year on this day. Factories, machineries and vehicles are worshipped. People receive tika, jamara and blessings from their elders.

15 October, Kojagrat Purnima: Tika goes on till this day, also marks the end of Dasain.

Breast Cancer awareness, Participate in a Walkathon organised by Rose Foundation Nepal to raise awareness about breast cancer and promote breast self-examination. 22 October, 8.30 am to 3 pm, Starts at Patan Darbar Square and ends at Jawalakhel football ground, 9813688226/9803557302/9849035012,

Piano lessons, Register for jazz piano lessons and get to know about jazz theory, harmony, improvisation, and composition, with Indian musician and jazz pianist Shanoi.Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5013554

A quest for dignity, An anthology of photographs exploring the various meanings of dignity for dalits in Nepal. Till 26 November, 10 am to 5 pm, Patan Museum, Patan Darbar Square.

Ktm walks, Enjoy a car-free day, traditional music competition, a slow cycle race, skate board competition and more at the second Kilagal Ktm Walks event this year. 22 October, 7 am to 7 pm, Kilagal, 9861032880

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