Even today, on the fourth day after Vijayadashami, there is a rush to go to the houses of the dignitaries to offer tika and bless the Navadurga. After worshiping the goddess for nine days, offering prasad and taking blessings from dignitaries which started on the day of Vijayadashami continues till the completion of all sacrifices on Kojagrat Purnima today. The Nepal Panchang Adjudicatory Development Committee has said that the sacrifice must be fulfilled today. Formally, the order of offering Prasad of Navadurga ends today.
It is a practical practice to vaccinate relatives who come home on Dashain even on the full moon day. It is a practical practice to apply tika and prasad even on the day of the full moon, as it is common for relatives, sons-in-law, daughters, sisters, nieces and nephews to apply tika. Purnima is considered as a festival in Vedic Sanatan tradition.
According to the tradition of giving Dakshina to those whom you believe in on other Purnimas as well, on Ashwin Shukla Purnima, the process of doing Tikas also continues on Saturday. No one wears Jamra while applying tika like this. After the completion of all the sacrifices, the Jamra is taken to a river, lake, lake, pond or sacred place.
In some districts of western Nepal, there is a tradition of offering Durga’s prasad and blessings only on the day of Vijayadashami. In other parts of the country, Navadurga Prasad and Jamra are offered from Vijayadashami to Kojagrat Purnima.
Prof. Srikrishna Adhikari, chairman of the committee informed that the Kojagrat fast should be observed on 11th October. On this day, in the evening, special worship is done to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. The committee has also informed that the Khandgras lunar eclipse will take place on October 11 this year.