Tihar, known as the Festival of Lights, is a time of candlelight, tinsel
decorations and festive colored sweets.
On different days, there are offerings
and small celebrations for crows, dogs, cow and oxen.
On the night of Laxmi
Puja, garlands are hung and lamps are lighted to invite Laxmi, the goddess of
wealth, into the home. Mha Puja, the day of ox, is also the day of the self,
when people give themselves blessings to remain healthy and happy for the rest
of the year.