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, rosefoundationnepal.org
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