Magnificent Rato Machhindranath chariot procession kicks off

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 30, 2017-While the country witnessed many political turn of events on Sunday, the centuries-old religious tradition of chariot procession dedicated to Rato Machhindranath commenced in Lalitpur on Sunday.

The chariot procession that began from Pulchok in Lalitpur will conclude after a month when the chariot crosses the Bungamati River in Lalitpur. Another festival called Bhoto Jatra will be held on the day of its conclusion.

The festival saw the hundreds of jovial participants who enthusiastically pulled the chariot made of a large wooden edifice of about 20m in height and 4.5m in diameter—upholding the culture and tradition.

The chariot houses various reincarnations of Rato Machhindranath, also known as rain god, and other Hindu deities.

The festival is the longest chariot festival marked in the Valley which starts just before the beginning of monsoon.

Photos by Milan Adhikari, Sanjog Manandhar / Post photographers



Published: 30-04-2017 20:21

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