Seto Machhindranath jatra begins

KATHMANDU, APR 18 – Considered one of the biggest festivals celebrated in Kathmandu, Seto Machhindranath Jatra, a chariot procession dedicated to the god of rain, began on Thursday.
The festival kicked off with the temporary shipment of an idol of Seto Machhindranath from its temple at Kel Tole in Basantapur Durbar Square to a chariot built by local Newars at Durbarmarg. The holy chariot was then pulled by hundreds of devotees to Jamal and then to Ason. Continue reading

9-day Bisket Jatra gets underway

KATHMANDU, APR 10 – Bisket Jatra, one of the historically and culturally important festivals of Bhaktapur, began on Wednesday as per the tantric rituals, heralding the start of new Nepali year. The festival, which runs for nine days and eight nights, starts four days before the New Year day and runs after five days of the New Year. The festival began in the morning with traditional rituals by worshipping Bhairav Nath. Continue reading