Bhai Tika is one of the most important days of the second biggest festival in Nepal. Bhai Tika is a tradition where a sister worships their brothers and gets a gift from their brothers in return. Sisters apply tika to their brothers to thank them for their love and support and protect them from the bad.k
Sister put seven different colours of tika to their brothers, also known as saptarangi tika. Along with the tika, garlands of flowers and makhamali mala are offered to brothers. Not only that, but sisters also offer sweets and fruits, chocolates, masala poka and traditionally worship them. Then, sisters get gifts in return from their brothers; some get money, some get gifts.
The Newah's from Kathmandu do the same way except that they make mandalas and traditionally celebrate.
- Makhamali Mala - 1
- Saptarangi Tika - 1
- Mha Jajanka - 2
- Masala Poka - 1
- Kaju Katli - 1