Like previous years, I am sharing the photos of the Nepali celebrities celebrating Bhai Tika. Tihar being the second biggest festival in Nepal, it is celebrated by almost everybody. The festival involves worshiping dog, crow, cow, bull and siblings. I had written about the 5 Days of Tihar festival in a previous post.
The photos of the previous years:
Priyanka Karki’s Bhai Tika and Laxmi Puja celebration:
Rekha Thapa’s Bhai Tika Celebration:
Festival seasons are the most preferred time of the release of Nepali movies in theatre. Because of the popularity of online release, these days, the film producers have also started releasing movies online on festival season. On this Tihar, five new movies were released online and I have shared them in separate posts. It is very interesting that each of the movie has uniqueness to look out for.
The movie ‘Nai Nabhannu La 4’ was a superhit movie like it’s previous sequels. The movie is worth a watch.
A short film ‘Bhai Tika’ is exclusive online. The movie features Miss Nepal 2012, Shristi Shrestha in leading role. The short and simple movie is about Bhai Tika. It is worth a watch for everybody who has a brother or a sister.
Nepali Movie – Bhai Tika
Starring – Shristi Shrestha, Ashuthosh Basnyat, Dikshanta Sharama, Jenas Banjara
Director – Sisan Baniya
About ‘Bhai Tika’
The Nepali short movie ‘Bhai Tika’ is about the relationship between brothers and sisters in the contest of Nepali festival Tihar. The 12 minutes long movie shows the childhood memories of the relationship between brothers and sisters.
The movie is told to be the first movie in a series of short movies to be produced by an entertainment department of Chaudhary Group. In the Past CG had produced a number of movies including ‘Visa Girl’. It is told that short movies will be released every two weeks. under the CG Entertainment banner. The short films are told to be made on the stories on social issues as well as entertainment. There had been a flood of vulgar movies in the name of short films. I hope a reputable group’s entry in the making of short movies will help in creating a market for such movies in coming days.
Watch ‘Bhai Tika’
Actor Rajesh Hamal is currently in the USA. He was invited by actress Jal Shah to participate in a cultural program held in Salt Lake City on November 1. After the program, Rajesh is meeting his relatives and having fun. I have compiled photos Rajesh has shared to give you the glimpse of the places he went and the people he met.
On a October 29 post Rajesh said, “In 48 hours I have moved from lush green jungles of Chitwan to concrete jungle called New York.” That was poste from Summit, NJ. In the photos he is wearing a rough jeans torn at the knees.
On October 27 he was playing with elephants in Chitwan. The following photos is
On October 31, Halloween day, Rajesh was at Jal Shah’s house. He shared photos of himself with the actress and with the trick-or-treating kids. For some reason, Rajesh later deleted those photos. Here is one of those photos:
UPDATE 1 : Photos of Bhai Tika of Rajesh Hamal, Dilip Rayamajhi, Jal Shah, Namrata Shrestha, Nisha Sunar are added.
The second biggest festival in Nepal after Dashain, Tihar has been wrapped up on Friday November 13. The last day of Tihar – Bhai Tika is celebrated by brothers and sisters to show their love and dedication to each other. On the occasion, despite of economic blockade from India, people have followed the tradition. Update
Top 5 Bhai Tika moments:
- Komal Oli’s petrol presents to her brothers
- Palpasa Dangol’s – Bhaitika in Teaching Hospital
- Dilip Rayamajhi and Jal Shah celebrate Bhai Tika after 13 years
- Rista Basnet got well just in time for Bhai Tika
- New sisters and brothers
The beauty of Bhai Tika is that people make new brothers and sisters during the festival. For example, Takme Budha (Wilson Bikram Rai) and Ashma DC and Sanyukta Puri, Jal Shah and Bikrant Basnet, Nisha Sunar and Suman Budha Magar, Naresh Bhattarai and Sapana Chamling Rai became new brothers/sisters this year.
Singer, journalist and actress Komal Oli made this year’s Bhai Tika memorable by presenting 2-litres petrol to each of her brothers. At the time of petrol-crisis in Nepal, that would certainly made the happiest brothers.
Comedy actress Palpasa Dangol, popularly known as Chamsuri has urine infection and was rushed to emergency room in Teaching Hospital right before Bhai Tika. As she had to be treated in the hospital, her brothers visited Dangol in hospital bed to take Bhai Tika. Palpasa has told that that was one of the most memorable Bhai Tika in her life.
The festival of brothers and sisters was celebrated all over Nepal on October 25, 2014. On Bhaitika sister offer tika and gifts to their brothers and wish their long life and prosperity. The brothers also do the same to their sisters.
A slide show video of celebrity Bhai Tika:
Photos of earlier year’s celebrity Bhai Tiaka – celebrity Bhai Tiaka 2013 and celebrity Bhai Tiaka 2012. Link to this year’s Celebrity Diwali 2014.
On the occasion of this year’s Bhaitika Nepali film artists also did the rituals with their brothers and sisters. Here are some of the highlights of the festival:
In our male dominated society, Bhai Tika and Bhai Puja are performed but, there is no mention of Didi Bahini Puja. Singer and actress Komal Oli has realized the injustice in the society and performed the sister puja on the occasion of Bhai Tika.
After the completion of the traditional Bhai Tika and Bhai Puja, Komal and her sister performed ‘Didi Bahini Puja’. The puja is a little diviation from the male-dominated tradition of Tihar. Although brothers offer tika to their Bhai Tika, the puja are exclusively done to the brothers by sisters.
Here are some highlights of Tihar celebrations of Nepali celebrities.
Actress Namrata Shrestha celebrated Bhai Tika:
Actress Rekha Thapa celebrated Bhai Tika in Morang with two of her brothers and returned back to Kathmandu to offer tika to Kamal Krishna and others.
Today is Bhai Tika, the main day of Tihar. On this day, brothers and sister offer tika and gifts to each others and wish longevity of the lives of each other. We have collected information about how some of the actors and actresses in Nepali movie industry celebrate Bhai Tika.
All three sisters of actor Rajesh Hamal live in the US. As he is currently in the US, Rajesh will celebrate Bhai Tika with his sisters after a long time. In previous years, Rajesh Hamal used to celebrate Bhai Tika with Maina Suchikar (Maina has recently died).
Actress Namrata Shrestha has two elder brothers and she celebrates Bhai Tika with them. For gifts, Namrata offers sweets and other undisclosed gifts to her brothers on the day.
Nepali top actor Rajesh Hamal‘s foster sister of 19 years, Maina Suchikar, has died of pneumonia on Monday Sept 10, 2012. The disabled lady died while being treated for the last ten days in Shankarapur Hospital in Jorpati, Kathmandu.
While shooting for a movie named ‘Aparadh‘ in Khagendra Nava-Jeevan Kendra, Rajesh Hamal met Maina and started calling her his sister. After that day, Rajesh Hamal used to visit his sister on every Bhai-Tika and he also used to celebrate his birthday with her.
Rajesh Hamal is currently in a WWF program in Nepalgunj and woldn’t be ab
le to attend the last ritual of Maina.
The temple located at the center of Rani Pokhari opens only on the day of Bhai Tika. Those who don’t have brothers or sisters go to the temple to get a tika.
The temple has been around for a long time and hasn’t changed much. The following photo shows the temple in 92 year-old photo (taken in 1920). When compared with the current photo, you can see that the Ghantaghar on the background has changed much but the pokhari and the Rani Pokhari Temple look the same.
A close up on Oct0ber 28, 2011.