With the entry of new year in Nepal, Rato Macchindranath glorifies the streets of Patan with his presence and blessing to his devotees and farmers with rain water. It is believed that the Jatra (festival ) was first celebrated in 897 A.D. to honor Macchindranath.
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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