Indra Jatra begins

KumariKATHMANDU: The religious festival, Indra Jatra, which is mainly celebrated in Kathmandu Valley, has kicked off from Monday.This festival begins after a long wooden pole called “Indradhwojnthan” is erected in front of Hanuman Dhoka, Basantapur in order to propitiate the Lord Indra. The pole was erected after worshipping the pole with Indradhoja at 7:15 am at Hanuman Dhoka.It lasts for eight days with singing, mask dancing and rejoicing.Indra Jatra festival falls on the fourth day of the waxing moon in the month of Bhadra as per the lunar calendar. Continue Reading→

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