Rato Machchhindranath chariot festival begins

Rato Machchhindranath Jatra, the most intriguing festival of the historic city of Patan, commenced on Friday with the ritual installing of the deity inside the chariot constructed as per tradition at local Pulchowk.

On the first day of the festival, Paaneju priests of the Newar community in Bungmati VDC of Lalitpur district, placed the idol of Rato Machchhindranath inside the sacred chamber of the chariot constructed with wood and bamboo brought from the forests of Makawanpur, Nuwakot and Godawari. Continue Reading→

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