Bhoto Jatra today

KATHMANDU: The Rato Machhindranath Jatra will conclude today with the display of Bhoto — a jewel-studded vest — to throngs of devotees and revellers in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur.Bhoto will be displayed today as per the tradition, according to the Guthi Corporation. Rato Machhindranath is worshipped as the god of rain and harvest, and monthlong celebrations dedicated to him begin in the Kathmandu Valley just before monsoon and ends in Bhoto Jatra. Continue Reading→

Rato Machhindranath Jatra begins today

The chariot procession of the rain god, Rato Machhindranath, is all set to begin in Lalitpur on Monday.
Guthi Sansthan, the government body authorised to celebrate the festival, said all preparations for this year’s procession are over.
People of eight localities in Patan—Natol, Gabahal, Mekhabahal, Kusunti, Kayanni, Walmaya, Dhaugol and Sachhi Chhe—usually lead the Machhindranath chariot procession.Continue Reading→

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