Tihar (also called festival of light Dipavali) is one of the most popular festivals in Nepali Culture. It takes place in November. This is the time when not only Gods but also people and animals are worshipped such as dogs, cows, oxes and crows. In Hindu culture this is the festival to worship Laxmi the Goddess of wealth and many homes are decorated and adorned with lights to invite Laxmi.
Bhailo and Deusi are traditional songs that are sung during “Tihar” in Nepal. Young people sing the songs and dance as they go to various homes in their community, collecting money, sweets, food and giving blessings for prosperity. At the end of these songs, the woman of the house serve food and give money to these Deusi/Bhailo singers and dancers. In return, the Deusi/Bhailo team gives blessings for high income and prosperity.
In Alice Springs we visit a selected host household to play Deusi and Bhaio songs and dances. The host households offered money, food and sweets to the participating members. Please join us.